Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Bell Tolls for Chjimes' Rivals

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Bell Tolls for Chjimes' Rivals

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leading fancy to claim a 10th course success in the 10% Forecast Bonus At Handicap (2.50).

Conor Dore's seven-year-old is a revelation at the Surrey venue and should be a major player in this six-furlong assignment.

Although this textbook hold-up performer consistently requires quite a bit of luck in running, there is much confidence to be derived from recent efforts.

Chjimes needs things to fall right and invariably encounters trouble in running -as evidenced by his fifth here earlier this month -but is clearly not out of the equation from a handicapping point of view.

Since winning here in December, the son of Fath has shaped honourably and competes off the same mark at which he was successful over course and distance last May.

With all of his rivals either out of form or badly exposed, Chjimes could not wish for a better opportunity in which to strengthen his laudable course record.

Bel Cantor is also respected in the Wolverhampton Holiday Inn Handicap (7.10) at Dunstall Park.

Bill Ratcliffe's charge looked in fine fettle when finishing second over six furlongs at Southwell and will not be put off his stride by this small drop in distance.

Recent course-and-distance winner Treacle Tart has every chance of following up in the 10% Forecast Bonus At Handicap (5.40).

The six-year-old mare was formerly useful in bumpers and is progressing nicely under Flat rules with two wins from five starts.

Her last victory was a tight one but she was finishing to really good effect and left the impression she has a bit more to offer before the handicapper clobbers her.

It would be no surprise to see Full Bloom improve markedly on her debut fourth here when she tackles the wolverhamptonracecourse.

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