Chelmsford preview: Wild about the chances of Crazy Chic

David Metcalf | November 19, 2015

Crazy Chic has a progressive profile and can defy a further rise in the weights to land the hat-trick in the 7f handicap on this evening’s card at Chelmsford (18.05).

The Marco Botti trained gelding has produced all his best runs on the all-weather surface, winning three times and finishing third in four runs on the polytrack.

After scoring in good style at Kempton on his penultimate outing, Crazy Chic made light of a 5lb rise in the weights to follow-up at Lingfield three weeks ago.

The three-year-old stayed on well to beat Hold Tight by 1/2 a length, and was well on top at the finish and value for more than the winning margin.

Although Crazy Chic has been hit with a further 6lb rise for that victory, he only does what is required to get the job done and that makes him very hard for the assessor to get to grips with.

The son of Exceed And Excel is clearly a synthetics specialist on an upward curve and, with Luke Morris in the saddle, is going to be a very tough nut to crack.

Back the Big Time


In the 1m handicap (18.40), Big Time can go well at a big price.

The gelding had some very smart form to his name as a juvenile when trained in Ireland, winning on debut at Naas ground before going on to finish runner-up in the Group 2 Railway Stakes and Group 1 Phoenix Park Stakes.

Big Time then had just two runs as a three-year-old and was far from disgraced on the first of those when fifth of 11 to Kingman in the Irish 2000 Guineas off an official rating of 114.

Now in the care of Dandy Nicholls, the four-year-old is able to race off a career-low mark of 85 having shown that he retains plenty of ability when a neck second at Nottingham on his penultimate outing.

Although Big Time failed to back that up when well-beaten at Doncaster 11 days ago, there is little doubt that the son of Kheleyf is well-weighted at present and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back if taking to the artificial surface at the first attempt.


16.20: Thewayitellum
16.55: Sun’aq
17.30: Yeeoow
18.05: Crazy Chic (NAP)
18.40: Big Time (NB)
19.10: Chica Rapida
19.40: Kristjano


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