Racing preview for Thursday, October 15

Horse racing
Horse racing

Subversive can regain the winning thread back on the all-weather in the totepool Racing’s Biggest Supporter Handicap at Chelmsford.

Mark Johnston has aggressively campaigned this three-year-old gelding in 2015 and he will be notching his 17th start of the year in this six-furlong affair but a return to an artificial surface will be to his liking.

His three victories have all come on Polytrack and after winning at Lingfield back in March, he subsequently lost his way a bit on the turf over the summer.

However, his spell of luckless runs has seen him drop down the ratings and he line up here off a mark of 76, some 2lb lower than his last winning perch and a fact which must pique interest.

He proved competitive enough of that mark beaten three lengths off a slow early pace at Kempton last week and Subversive must surely be back on the right track now.

Force looks one to follow as he lines up off a mark of 82 for the first time in the Bet toteexacta At Betfred Shops Nursery Handicap.

Fifth in the Chesham at Royal Ascot, Force finally scored his maiden win at Haydock last month and the fact John Gosden has made a swift switch to nursery company probably reflects this is his level.

That race has produced just one subsequent winner so while the form is not the strongest, Force is taken to find the necessary extra.

Regality is worth one last shot in the maiden company in the EBF Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Brighton.

This two-year-old holds an entry at Tattersalls Sales later this month and victory here would help to augment her price as she hails from the family of Group One-winner Rebelline.

Regality will be having her fourth outing here but she appears to have gained a little for every run and should be primed to put her best foot forward here after claiming second last time out.

* Selections -

Brighton: 2.00 Full Of Promise, 2.30 Spirit Of Rosanna, 3.05 Regality, 3.40 Priors Gate, 4.15 Bunker Hill Lass, 4.50 Byrd In Hand, 5.20 French Press, 5.50 Oscars Journey.

Chelmsford: 5.45 Force, 6.15 Elltaaf, 6.45 Gold Trade, 7.15 Marmalad, 7.45 SUBVERSIVE (NAP), 8.15 Forgiving Glance, 8.45 Charlies Mate, 9.15 Venus Grace.

Carlisle: 2.10 Triple Eight, 2.40 Francis Of Assisi, 3.15 Lyric Street, 3.50 Wolf Sword, 4.25 Loose Chips, 5.00 Presence Felt, 5.30 Ballyandy.

Uttoxeter: 2.20 Duke Street, 2.55 Board Of Trade, 3.30 Alta Rock, 4.05 Lindsay’s Dream, 4.40 Belmount, 5.10 Taste The Wine.

Double: Subversive and Regality.