Golden Steps dropped in class for Osborne – Chelmsford 23/11/2017
The 8.00 at Chelmsford on Thursday is a Claiming Stakes for three-year-olds and upwards over six furlongs.
Golden Steps makes debut for new yard
The weights are headed by last year’s Bunbury Cup winner at Newmarket. The six-year-old son of Footstepsinthesand was ridden to victory by Frankie Dettori off a mark of 99. He scoped badly and was withdrawn before his next engagement at Newbury.
Golden Steps left Marco Botti’s stable to join Hossin Mohammed Ashoor in Dubai. He was only beaten a length and a half when seventh over five furlongs last December at Doha. He then stepped up to a mile but was never a factor behind Roman Legend. Golden Steps has not raced since January and is now in the care of Jamie Osborne. Provided that he has retained his ability, he should outclass these rivals under Dougie Costello.
Sebastian Woods rides Tatlisu, a seven-year-old gelding trained by Richard Fahey. He has won eight of his sixty races, most recently winning at this level at Ripon in June. Tatlisu has been placed on three occasions since, including over seven furlongs behind Unforgiving Minute at Wolverhampton. He was slowly away last time out when well beaten behind Our Charlie Brown at Catterick.
Patrick Mathers aboard Captain Lars at Chelmsford
Derek Shaw saddles course winner Captain Lars, an eight-year-old gelding by Captain Al. He has not troubled the judge in his last six races. Captain Lars was second to Russian Realm in a Haydock handicap in August in soft ground.
Osborne has a second string here in Captain Bob, formerly with Charles Hills and Robert Cowell. He made his first start for his new stable at Laytown on the sand when seventh to Coreczka. His bare form leaves him with plenty to do against his stable companion. He receives 8lbs from Golden Steps but is currently rated 28lbs inferior.
Dream Start was runner-up at Yarmouth in October before a modest run on the all-weather at Lingfield. He remains a maiden after ten races but will have the assistance of Champion jockey Silvestre De Sousa in the saddle. Field Of Vision won at Salisbury in August and was also placed at Bath and Windsor. He has lost his way since and trailed the field last time out at Kempton.
Chelmsford Betting Tips 23/11/2017
8.00 Golden Steps @2.0 Ladbrokes