Mazikeen to impress over step up in distance at Chelmsford
Richard Hughes has been operating at a decent strike-rate in recent weeks and Mazikeen can provide him with another winner in the Bet Toteexacta At Totesport.com Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Chelmsford.
She made a very pleasing start to her career when fourth of 12 at Lingfield at the end of October, in a race Hughes won with a stablemate.
Given a nice introduction, she was not hard ridden once it was clear she could not win, but she finished to great effect and could have been third in a few more strides.
That was over seven furlongs, but it looks the right decision to step up to a mile and Hughes can be celebrating again.
Another yard enjoying plenty of winners currently is John Gosden, who has maintained an impressive strike-rate all year round.
Never afraid to introduce an above-average newcomer on the all-weather, he could have another smart sort in African Dream, who makes her debut in the totepool Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
Time may show that Ralph Beckett's Summit Reach faced an unenviable task when making a debut up against Khaloosy, and his connections will be hoping there is nothing of similar ilk lurking ahead of the horse's challenge in the British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes at Kempton today.
CHELMSFORD: 3.25 Sweet Serenade, 3.55 MAZIKEEN (NAP), 4.35 African Dream, 4.55 Reshaan, 5.25 Sarsaparilla Kit, 5.55 Cold Harbour.
HEXHAM: 12.20 Sweet Vinetta, 12.50 Square Viviani, 1.20 Legends Ryde, 1.50 Casimir Du Clos, 2.20 Pleney, 2.50 Lastin' Memories, 3.20 Taking Flight.
KEMPTON: 3.40 Shine On Brendan, 4.10 Kohoof, 4.40 Summit Reach, 5.10 Sheriffmuir, 5.40 Earth And Sky, 6.10 Fearless Warrior, 6.40 All Yours, 7.10 Hit The Beat.
LEICESTER: 1.00 Shakem Up'Arry, 1.30 Go Steady, 2.00 Coolanly, 2.30 Chambard, 3.00 Kepagge, 3.30 Little Rory Mac.
LINGFIELD: 12.10 Matewan, 12.40 Engrossed, 1.10 Kodiline, 1.40 Lady Of Aran, 2.10 Merry Vale, 2.40 Elena, 3.10 Huddle.
DOUBLE: Mazikeen and Summit Reach.