Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Time to Take the Forceful Approach

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Time to Take the Forceful Approach

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FORCEFUL APPEAL should be in his element when he runs the gauntlet at Chelmsford City.

Simon Dow's seven-yearold has gone just under a year without winning, but the decision to step back up to a mile could do it for him at the Essex circuit.

The gelded son of Successful Appeal's back-burners have flickered, without really igniting, this winter, though plenty of confidence can be gleaned from a spin at Ling-field last Wednesday.

Forceful Appeal was held up in a seven-furlong handicap, but he had no luck whatsoever when carried wide a furlong out.

Hayley Turner's mount actually did really well to fight back into a decent position, with his staying-on third a clear indicator that a mile - a distance at which he won twice in 2012 - could now be the way to go.

Dow will be quietly pleased Forceful Appeal remains on a mark of 81, the same rating off which he struck by nearly a length in February 2014, while the appointment of Luke Morris is a good piece of business.

Flighty Clarets made a sudden return to form at Wolverhampton earlier this month and is unlikely to regress in the totequadpot Handicap. …

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