Racing preview for Thursday, November 12

Horse racing
Horse racing

Pirouette can make it third-time lucky as she lines up in the first division of the Play Scoop6Soccer At Irish EBF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Chelmsford.

Hughie Morrision’s charge has shown ability in both of her career outings so far, kicking off with a length defeat at Kempton last month against a rival who had the benefit of a previous outing.

She enjoyed a fine passage that day but she was not quite so fortunate at Lingfield at the end of October as Pirouette tried to come from in behind on the outside that day and the plan did not work out at all.

Eventually beaten just over six lengths, she was staying on at the end and is worth another chance.

Mercury was just edged out at Wolverhampton last time but can make amends in the Chelmsford City Racecourse 50th Race Day Handicap.

Kevin Ryan’s charge likes to dictate the pace at the head of the field but he found Thermal Column had too much up his sleeve when he outkicked him to claim a nose win.

The 3lb extra he carried for a previous win perhaps told at the line but it would be dangerous to discount him here.

Noblest is a full sister to Group One winner Peeress and while she is far from that calibre, she should be good enough in the Ladbrokes Maiden Stakes at Southwell.

Jamie Osborne’s charge has hit the bar on each of her five outings to date, most recently when beaten just over a length in second at Windsor in October.

With a rating of 72, she is certainly no world beater, but she has shown some aptitude for the all weather and this does not appear to be the strongest event.

Maestro Royal was a winner at Huntingdon back in January and he is taken to make a winning return in the Start Your RacingUK Free Trial Now Introductory Hurdle at Ludlow.

* Selections -

Chelmsford: 4.25 Irish Eclare, 4.55 Cadland Lad, 5.25 Canford Crossing, 5.55 PIROUETTE (NAP), 6.25 Pleasure Dome, 6.55 Nouveau Foret, 7.25 Oak Bluffs, 7.55 Mercury.

Southwell: 12.20 Carragold, 12.50 Underdressed, 1.20 Piccacard, 1.50 Keep It Dark, 2.20 Snow Cloud, 2.50 Noblest, 3.20 Engai, 3.50 Stun Gun.

Clonmel: 12.55 Jetstream Jack, 1.25 Ryback Jack, 1.55 Corporate Box, 2.25 Road To Riches, 2.55 Vroum Vroum Mag, 3.25 Westerner Point, 3.55 Hostile Fire.

Ludlow: 1.30 Consortium, 2.00 Teviot Prince, 2.30 Maestro Royal, 3.00 Terminal, 3.30 Maid Of Milan, 4.00 Kings River.

Taunton: 1.10 Bravo Riquet, 1.40 What A Scorcher, 2.10 Love The Leader, 2.40 Modus, 3.10 Abyaat, 3.40 Risk A Fine, 4.10 Casper King.

Double: Pirouette and Modus.