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Profiting from winners is all about Persistence

Friday, November 17, 2017

Haylah will be on a retrieving mission in the opening ten-runner Novice Stakes over six furlongs of Chelmsford polytrack tonight; this twice-raced, Richard Hannon-trained filly gets 5lbs sex allowance and looks a ‘shoo in’ for one of three places.

Both Fakhoor and Red Cymbal made encouraging first-up efforts and will be difficult to beat but, price-wise, Haylah makes good punting sense.

On actual time-figures Haylah has the call, so important in a dash over this sharp circuit.

Experience might just enable Haylah and Sean Levey to grab the lead but whatever transpires this will be an intriguing, informative race worth monitoring for future reference; imagine back in 1989 envisaging high profile yards battling away in such circumstances, AFTER the end of a turf-flat season.

How times have changed, for the better, because all-weather racing is about a fair, level, playing field even though we have to take into consideration the draw and other factors.

Jigsaws are solved by virtue of concentration!

Earlier, on a similar surface, Hannon will also be expecting success with Drakefell in a Novice Stakes over five furlongs of Chelmsford for which Haylah was also entered!

Drakefell, drawn one, will be rousted by Levey to ‘hold the fence’ and throughout it will be a question of ‘catch-me-if-you-can’ around the sharp left-hander.

Choice Encounter, absent 165 days, and once-raced No More Commisery, are certain to be ‘on the case’ but a newcomer from William Haggas’ yard, Mosseyb, is reported useful and so enjoy what promises to be a thrilling sprint.

By process of elimination Drakefell is napped!

Persistence is another advantaged by a 5lbs fillies’ allowance in the ‘aged’ Maiden Stakes over twelve furlongs under ex-computer champion, Richard Kingscote, whose riding, since a dreadful accident three years ago, has been outstanding; a tremendous judge of pace.

Ralph Beckett, a dab hand with staying fillies, has found the ideal slot for Persistence; don’t oppose!