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Chelmsford is all the Rav with big prize money incentive


Luca Cumani

There is some cracking prize money on offer at Chelmsford with La Rav looking primed to pick up a large slice of it in the £25,000 totequadpot Handicap.

Trained by Luca Cumani, having been unraced at two he has quickly made up for lost time.

Fifth of 10 in a decent Newmarket maiden in May, he won his next two starts looking like a horse with a bright future.

He broke his maiden at Salisbury in fine style, coming home four and a half lengths clear.

While that form can be picked apart somewhat, he proved next time out it was no fluke. It was only a small field at Newbury, but racing over a mile after winning over seven furlongs the time before, he ran very keenly in front. Nevertheless, he put the race to bed a fair way out, winning by over three lengths.

He won his opening handicap off 85 and has been put up 8lb, but on just his fourth ever run he is one of the least exposed in the field and is trained by a man who excels with this type. A good run here could even see him enter the shake up for the Cambridgeshire.

A first-time visor might spark Roger Varian's Propser back to life in the totetrifecta Fillies' Handicap, another £25,000 race.

CATTERICK: 2.15 Shrewd Approach, 2.45 Windforpower, 3.15 Pumblechook, 3.45 Lucky Lodge, 4.15 Hitman, 4.45 Desktop, 5.15 Regal Decree.

CHELMSFORD: 5.50 Kit Marlowe, 6.20 Ibn Al Emarat, 6.50 LA RAV (NAP), 7.20 Prosper, 7.50 Military Parade, 8.20 Zorba The Greek, 8.50 Wild Flower.

CORK: 5.30 Magical, 6.00 St Brelades Bay, 6.30 Sorelle Delle Rose, 7.00 Rose De Pierre, 7.30 Eziyra, 8.00 Bold Knight, 8.30 Lizard Point.

LEICESTER: 2.00 Surfa Rosa, 2.30 Soaring Spirits, 3.00 One For June, 3.30 Move To The Front, 4.00 Bolder Bob, 4.30 North Creek.

NOTTINGHAM: 5.05 Buffer Zone, 5.35 Grimeford Lane, 6.05 Zeelander, 6.35 Magical Dreamer, 7.05 Sheepscar Lad, 7.35 Jumira Prince, 8.05 Mr C.

ROSCOMMON: 5.40 Ball Girl, 6.10 Ballot Box, 6.40 Not A Bad Oul Day, 7.10 Twist Of Magic, 7.40 Hamley, 8.10 Tipstaff, 8.40 Cannonball.

DOUBLE: La Rav and Pumblechook.

Belfast Telegraph