Chelmsford City opens its doors for the first time this afternoon and Super Kid can take star billing by landing the Betsi Golden Mile Conditions Stakes, the feature race on the inaugural card.
The former Great Leighs racecourse hosts this fast-track qualifier for All Weather Championships Finals day in April and Super Kid can take full advantage to get a guaranteed pass to the Good Friday meeting. Saeed bin Suroor's charge had a couple of starts last summer, finishing third on his debut at Nottingham in June before going a couple of places better to win at Epsom.
He beat stablemate and subsequent Group Three winner Maftool on the latter occasion, but was then off the track until November, when he tried his luck in another fast-track qualifier. Super Kid was beaten by another Godolphin runner that day, but he lost little in being beaten a length after perhaps just feeling the effects of a lengthy lay-off when floundering in the final few yards.
He has been given a bit of time to recover from those exertions, but given he has the joint highest rating in the field, Super Kid has plenty in his favour and only Anonymous John to fear on the official figures.
Gaelic Silver can secure his place in the record books as the first winner at the renamed track by lifting the opening Betfred Handicap. The nine-year-old will be seeking a fourth win on the bounce after winning at Windsor, Kempton and Lingfield in October, November and December respectively. John Gosden was a vocal fan of the track in its early days and he sends Zamoura for the SIS Maiden Fillies' Stakes.
She looked a likely winner at one point on her debut at Lingfield last month only to get run out of it in the final stride.
Sunday Indo Sport