SOPHIE RALSTON rides all three stable runners today at Chelmsford and the 5lbs she takes off Fantastic Flyer’s weight in the 6f handicap at 7.15pm, could be a big help.
The filly has won five times last year, including twice at the Essex track with one success over course and distance but she’s 2lbs higher than her last wininng mark. Sophie, who is riding the daughter of Harbour Watch for the first time, claims 5lbs and although that may no be enough to turn the tables on Dubai Elegance who beat her convincingly in early January. The Flyer is a 5/1 shot and should be competitive but has a lot to fear from favourite Lalania, who has the irrepressible Sophie Doyle in the plate.
Dean’s other runners are Nicky Baby (4.35pm) and Sandy Heartbeat and they are big outsiders at 28/1 and 100/1 and have it all to do.