London – Mohsen is an intriguing contender as he switches spheres in the 188bet.co.uk Handicap at Chepstow today. Out of luck in four maiden starts so far, Marcus Tregoning has opted to embark on the handicap route as this half- brother to Temple Meads seeks that all-important first success.
He is certainly bred to be a decent sprinter and hit the bar on his penultimate start when beaten a length into second at Doncaster. However, his most recent run certainly catches the eye as he was given far too much to do in a Kempton maiden claimed by Razzmatazz.
That one has subsequently placed at Listed level, so it was clearly not a bad run, especially as he was always going to struggle to make an impact after sitting at the back through the early stages.
Hopefully more positive tactics will be employed and off a mark of 73, the handicapper might just have underestimated his abilities.
Kynren can bring up his hat-trick in the Racing UK Straight Mile Series Handicap at Redcar.
He will be having just his fourth start here but appears to be making great strides after winning his maiden at Carlisle in July before following up at Newmarket on his handicap debut last month.
While he triumphed with 1.25 lengths in hand, he appeared to be pre y good value for that margin and it would be no surprise if David Barron had be er things in mind with him in due course.
Intellect was a huge let down for his supporters last time out but should be given chance to redeem himself in the Dan Hague, Yarmouth’s Number 1 Bookmaker Handicap at the seaside venue.
Sir Michael Stoute’s runner had looked quite progressive in winning two of his three starts before pitching up for a 19-runner event at York’s Ebor meeting. The wheels firmly came off that day though, as Intellect was beaten some 46 lengths as he trailed home last after racing pretty keenly through the early stages.
Given he had won his two previous races on so ground, the quicker conditions may well have been another negative on the Knavesmire and he was facing by far the biggest eld he had ever encountered. Obviously it will take something of a leap of faith to stick with Intellect here, but he is perhaps be er judged on his nine-length stroll at Newbury in July, when he made all and found plenty at the finish.
The smaller field should allow him more leeway up front while the so ground will help.
Magical Dreamer should be followed in the Wainwright Golden Ale Handicap. The decision to drop to 1000m at Haydock last time nearly paid dividends as she found only Major Pusey 1.50 length too good that day. – Press Association