They race at Chelmsford City on Thursday evening and I am having a go with one in the 1m2f Irish Lotto At totesport.com Handicap at 5.55. It is arguably the race of the day.
The John Gosden trained Dubai Warrior won on debut over a mile at the Essex venue this time last year. Off the track 9 months he won at Kempton in August before going down by a neck to now 108 rated Desert Fire over track and trip in September. A try at G.3 level in France did not go to plan and he drops back into calmer waters here. The colt can be a tricky ride but running style suits here, Robert Havlin is back in the saddle, rode him to his two victories, and after just 4 career starts he should be improving still. John Gosden has a good strike-rate here whilst the jockey knows how to ride the track all of which are positives making the three-year-old the pick at 7-4 bpg overnight. Victory Bond would be feared if rediscovering his old sparkle whilst Aweedram gets plenty of weight and might get involved if taking to the surface.