Carolinae can book her ticket for All-Weather Championships Finals Day for the second successive year with victory in a fast-track qualifier at Chelmsford.
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The Charlie Fellowes-trained mare was only beaten three and a half lengths by Realtra when a respectable seventh in the fillies’ and mares’ final last April and it looks like her campaign is again geared towards another crack at the big prize.
Fellowes gave the daughter of Makfi a nice break and has brought her back with the likely aim of getting her to peak in the spring.
She was a close third behind Stellar Surprise at Wolverhampton on her return over Christmas and again ran encouragingly when second to the same horse late last month.
Carolinea should now go close in the totetrifecta Pick The 1.2.3 Fillies’ Conditions Stakes.
Shamrokh got up close home to deny My Amigo by a neck over a mile on this course a week ago for which he did not incur a penalty as it was an apprentice race.
Mick Appleby’s charge has an extra two furlongs to travel this time in the toteswinger Two In The First Three Handicap, but has run well over that trip in the past.
It might be worth taking a chance with the top-weight September Issue in the totescop6 Rollover This Saturday Handicap.
The Gay Kelleway-trained five-year-old should be all the better for finishing sixth behind Sparkalot at Kempton last month on his first start since August.
BANGOR: 1.40 Happy Diva, 2.10 Whiskey Chaser, 2.45 Numbercruncher, 3.20 Tommy Rapper, 3.50 Steel City, 4.25 The Road Home, 4.55 Baby Ted.
DUNDALK: 5.30 Luna’s Luck, 6.00 Uncle Henry, 6.30 Above Us Only Sky, 7.00 Red Avenger, 7.30 War Hero, 8.00 Arbourfield, 8.30 Bog War.
KEMPTON: 1.50 Templier, 2.25 Ok Corral, 3.00 Modus, 3.30 Broken Quest, 4.05 Brandon Hill, 4.35 Balli Martine.
NEWCASTLE: 5.45 Bad Dog, 6.15 Loyal Promise, 6.45 Karijini, 7.15 Kodi Beach, 7.45 Joyful Star, 8.15 New Orleans.
CHELMSFORD: 1.30 Nice Shot, 2.00 Jumping Around, 2.35 Ertidaad, 3.10 CAROLINAE (NAP), 3.40 Shamrokh, 4.15 September Issue, 4.45 Langlauf.