SECRET BIRD AND LULU ON RETRIEVAL MISSION

Lulu Stanford - rides Secret Bird

Lulu Stanford – rides Secret Bird

SECRET BIRD and apprentice jockey, Lulu Stanford are on a retrieval mission today at Chelmsford (5.50pm) when they attempt to get back in winning ways after being beaten favourites last time out.

Having won two on the bounce over 6f at the Essex track and then over 5f at Wolverhampton, the pair never really looked like winning last time out at Chelmsford, when always wide on the track.  That was over 5f and today’s step back up to six should suit.

The draw, three of nine, should also help.  The surprise is how weak the Arcano gelding is, having drifted all day from 2/1 to 3/1.  He should be there or thereabouts, providing he can be handy early on.

Dangers include course and distance winner, Camdora and the well handicapped, Lightsome, who has been well supported throughout the day.