Bets Of The Day: Not Your Call to dominate for trainer Carter
16:00 Leicester – Vibrant to strike the right chord for Candy
Trainer Henry Candy comes across as a most relaxed and laid-back character, and they say opposites attract. Perhaps this is why the patience of the man is so good in handling these fast, rapid, tearaway sprinters.
His work with the bullet Limato needs no introduction, and Vibrant Chords runs in the same owner's (Paul Jacobs) colours.
This horse won his maiden in 2015 on quick ground at Salisbury, and Candy said afterwards: "He's a right little fireball and is very quick." For all his pace (and they have tried him over 7f too), he hasn't quite delivered with victories, despite some decent runs in good handicaps.
With only three starts this year, his season can now start properly with the yard in slightly better shape. And his effort recently at Ascot in the Misterioso handicap is a race I have viewed positively.
Favourite Toriano is unbeaten but is obvious, whilst second favourite Mustalib was behind Vibrant Chords at Ascot. I don't think the selection has got too much to beat here bar Toriano, and the fact he has won at Salisbury bodes well for the finish at Leicester, and I'm convinced he can land a good race.
17:20 Chelmsford – Make the call with Carter's Call
Races can be won or lost at the start, and Chelmsford's 17:20 6f handicap looks ripe for a trailblazer to dominate this field.
In fact, it's at the beginning where this sprint can be sealed. So step forward Not Your Call.
The five-year-old gelding has been performing to a fairly consistent level in a low grade recently – over 7f and 8f. He also has a bit of an odd profile, given he has raced exclusively on the all-weather from his 21 starts, and never once tried the turf.
Quite a few aspects make him the bet here. Firstly, his rivals are very beatable; even last-time-out-winner Compton Prince looks vulnerable under a penalty. Secondly he's a front-runner at Chelmsford. And thirdly, he could be chucked in on his old form.
In 2014, Not Your Call was running in Ireland from a mark of 84 (he now races from 60). Of course he has been knocking around in England a fair bit, so he hasn't got a mass of secrets from the handicapper, but there's certainly a bit more to come – especially over this trip for which he is unexposed.
Despite racing over further as mentioned previously, he isn't short of speed. He tried to make all from a wide draw when last seen at Wolverhampton, and performed really well under the circumstances. And given he has bolted up at Chelmsford before in a 0-55 by four lengths; he can bounce out to make all here.
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