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Saturday 10 December 2016

Juncart gets another chance to shine

Racing returns to Chelmsford City tomorrow where Juncart catches the eye in the feature totepool Racings Biggest Supporter Handicap.

The track has been closed for a while as the all-weather surface has been re-waxed to stop the fierce kick-back which jockeys were reporting and after positive trials last week, the signs are good.

Juncart looked a progressive sprinter last season for Kevin Ryan when he won a Ayr maiden on his fourth start having shaped with promise at Haydock and Catterick before that.

There were signs of better to come, though, when he stepped into handicap company at Haydock and comfortably defied a mark of 78.

Behind him that day were several horses who have subsequently gone on to hold their own off marks in the mid-80s, so it was a decent race he won.

How good Juncart could be, though, is still up in the air as he has only run once since and left Ryan for William Haggas.

There is even the chance of an across-the-card double for Haggas as Zaaneh should take all the beating in Wetherby's Introducing The Racing UK Day Pass Maiden Fillies' Stakes.

Having run green in the early stages on her debut, she stayed on nicely to finish second behind a David O'Meara newcomer, suggesting a maiden win could be a formality.

Jimenez was a beaten odds-on favourite last time out but the odds are he was beaten by two well above average rivals and he is afforded one more chance in the Heineken Maiden at Ffos Las.

Trained by Brian Meehan, Jimenez made a pleasing debut at Newmarket when fourth of 11 to Shalaa.

BALINROBE: 5.50 Little Haarth, 6.20 Georges Conn, 6.50 Supreme Vic, 7.25 Digeanta, 7.5 Dalasiri, 8.25 Chamonix, 9.00 Don'tdropmein.

CHELMSFORD: 6.10 Excellent Aim, 6.40 Mansfield, 7.10 Stocking, 7.45 JUNCART (NAP), 8.15 Giantouch, 8.50 Dufoof, 9.20 Duke Street.

FFOS LAS: 2.00 Jimenez, 2.30 Trafalgar Rock, 3.00 Edge, 3.30 Pharmaceutical, 4.00 War Strike, 4.30 Archie Stevens, 5.00 Top Cop.

MUSSELBURGH: 2.15 Atlantic Affair, 2.45 Poplar Close, 3.15 Opt Out, 3.45 Spokesperson, 4.15 One Boy, 4.45 Hidden Justice, 5.15 Bahango.

WETHERBY: 6.00 Duke Of Yorkshire, 6.30 Zaaneh, 7.05 Seapearle, 7.35 Boxing Shadows, 8.05 Khelman, 8.40 La Donacella, 9.10 Riponian.

Double: Juncart and Jimenez.

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