Triumphant at Chelmsford
Chelmsford City's highlight on Thursday is the £45,000 Weatherbys Stallion Book Conditions Stakes over seven furlongs.
Donjuan Triumphant (r) lines up at Chelmsford
The runners are headed by Group Two victor Donjuan Triumphant (Richard Fahey/Tony Hamilton) from Yorkshire and course scorer Dragon Mall (David Simcock/Jamie Spencer), both three-year-olds.
Donjuan Triumphant was runner-up in the Prix de Maurice de Gheest on turf at Deauville in July and most recently came third in a seven-furlong conditions race on Polytrack at Lingfield Park on November 19.
Classy turf performer Dragon Mall is set for his first start at Chelmsford City since capturing a valuable mile conditions event at the course in September last year.
The son of Blame was a neck second to Thikriyaat in the Listed King Charles II Stakes at Newmarket in May and looked unlucky when fourth behind the same rival in the Thoroughbred Stakes at Glorious Goodwood in July.
Dragon Mall is having his first start since finishing fifth in the Listed Fortune Stakes over a mile at Sandown Park on September 14.
Trainer David Simcock said: "Dragon Mall heads to Dubai in the New Year. He actually hasn't been in training that long after a break and, although it hasn't been a rush, he goes to Chelmsford as ready as I can get him.
"This race fitted in well in regard to going to Dubai which is his priority. The seven furlongs might be a tad short of his best but we know he likes the surface as he won nicely there last year."
Fellow Newmarket handler Marco Botti is doubly represented by Fanciful Angel (Daniel Muscutt), who was runner-up in last year's German 2,000 Guineas, and Listed scorer Dhahmaan (Luke Morris).
All-Weather specialist and last year's runner-up in this race Realize (Sean Levey) challenges for another Newmarket trainer, Stuart Williams, while C Note (David Probert) makes his All-Weather debut for Martyn Meade, also based in Newmarket
Godolphin's Hold Tight (Saeed bin Suroor/William Carson), He's No Saint (David O'Meara/Danny Tudhope), Valbchek (Jane Chapple-Hyam/Stevie Donohoe) and Golden Amber (Dean Ivory/Robert Winston) complete the line-up.
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