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Mazzini set to return to winning ways at Chelmsford

 

By Nick Robson

Mazzini can provide jockey George Wood with another nice winner in the Barentsz Gin Challenge Handicap at Chelmsford.

While not in the realms of the Listed win he enjoyed for Luca Cumani on God Given on Saturday, there is still £25,000 on offer in a competitive sprint.

Wood still claims 3lb but he certainly did not look out of place against far more experienced jockeys in the finish at Newmarket and his claim looks a huge advantage. Mazzini went close two starts back over this course and distance when second behind Udontdodou when ridden by Wood and he went up 1lb for that.

The winner, who he meets again here, races off 6lb higher, though, and Mazzini only has a length and three-quarters to make up.

Also in his favour is that trainer James Fanshawe has reached for first time cheekpieces.

BALLINROBE: 5.40 Billy's Angel, 6.10 Ard Na Carraig, 6.40 Hello Sweetie, 7.10 Major Destination, 7.40 Manuka, 8.10 Darkest Flyer, 8.40 Brahma Bull.

CHELMSFORD: 6.00 Kiribati, 6.30 Stormbringer, 7.00 MAZZINI (NAP), 7.30 Important Mission, 8.00 Subhaan, 8.30 King Olav, 9.00 Golden Goal.

FFOS LAS: 2.00 Rhosneigr, 2.30 Harvest Wind, 3.00 Peach Melba, 3.30 Bianca Minola, 4.00 Katabatika, 4.30 Norab, 5.00 Monsieur Paddy, 5.30 Del Parco.

MUSSELBURGH: 2.15 Love To Rock, 2.45 Footsteps Forever, 3.15 Economic Crisis, 3.45 Traditional Dancer, 4.15 Fine Example, 4.45 Stormin Tom, 5.15 See Vermont.

NOTTINGHAM: 5.50 Transmitting, 6.20 Ginbar, 6.50 Show Palace, 7.20 Dark Power, 7.50 Natajack, 8.20 Harbour Force, 8.50 Art Scholar. Double: Mazzini and Stormbringer.

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