Thoughts on Alaskan Phantom and Bailiwick at ChelmsfordNovember 12, 2015
Two runners at Chelmsford today (Thursday, November 12th) both ridden by Richard Kingscote.
Alaskan Phantom is the first in the 4.25 a six furlong nursery. The filly didnt really build on a very promising debut, getting wound up in the preliminaries on both ocaissions subsequently. She was not disgraced in reasonable maidens and this looks a fair opening mark to begin her handicap career. Sadly she has been given a very wide draw on a track with a strong bias for those drawn nearest the rail. She will wear a hood in an effort to keep her as relaxed as possible before hand.
Bailiwick goes in the seven furlong handicap at 7.25. He will probably be better over a mile in time but was only beaten three and half lengths over this trip in a similar race last time after meeting a bit of trouble in running. If he can get away well from a good draw he should be competitive in an open looking race.