15/2 Christoper Chua can cash-in on class drop to open account

Christopher Chua looks to have been found a glorious opening to finally shed his maiden tag in the 5.40 at Kempton today and is of serious interest at 15/2.

The gelding is yet to get his head in front in 17 starts, but he has run well to be placed in better contests than this and now races off a career-low mark of 50  having started life off in handicaps last year off 69.

He finished a decent third of 9 to the now 75-rated Polar Venture in a maiden at Lingfield last season when trained by Simon Dow and also ran a solid race to finish third of 8 to Sandy Lane in a class 6 6f contest at Wolverhampton off 55 back in Decmeber.

The son of Clodovil also has some solid efforst to his name this season, most notably when third to Artful Lady at Lingfield in a class 6 contest off 52.

He also wasn’t beaten far when 5th of 12 top Rise To Glory three starts back at Wolverhampton off 52, and backed that up with a fair 6th of 12 to Methaaly at the same venue.

Both those races were class 6 contests, and he now drops down to class 7 for the first time.

That gives him major claims on the pick of his form off just 50, and although not at his best last time out on his first start for Michael Scudamore a line can safely be put through that run.

Timeform say he was “beaten a country mile” in their comments on ATR in that run at Wolverhampton, but they fail to mention that he was in touch on the inside when clipping heels and nearly being brought down.

His rider did well to stay in the saddle that day and wisely eased him down after the incident so the fcat that he was beaten 63 lengths is meaningless.

To me this is the best opening he has ever had to open his account, and with Jackn Duern in the saddle taking another 5lb off his back he has to take all the beating in what is a dire contest.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Christopher Chua (15/2 Paddy Power – BOG)

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