Thoughts on Chizz de Biz at Windsor

August 13, 2018

Chizz de Biz heads to Windsor for the 5.30 this evening. Gary Mahon will be in the saddle for the six furlong apprentice handicap, he’s one of the most experienced riders in the field which is always a plus in these types of races. The filly has disappointed on her last two starts, she had excuses at Wetherby with a difficult draw but last time was a moderate effort even accounting for the fact she maybe didn’t stay seven furlongs. She came back a bit jarred up and had a few days easy to freshen her up. She should enjoy the flatter track as despite winning at Brighton her jockey that day felt she got away with the track rather than handled it. The ground is a slight question mark as opinions seem varied as to how soft it is riding, the official description currently good but there was a feeling emanating from yesterday’s meeting at Windsor that it got softer than that. Chizz de Biz should be ok with it just on the easy side of good but softer would be a concern until we have tried it. A couple of non-runners have slightly improved the situation with the draw, drawn 13 the filly is now effectively drawn 11 in a 13 runner field. This still poses a few challenges and a bit of luck in running is probably required.

The race is open and they are not the most consistent bunch of horses, mixed with the inexperience with the jockeys any number of outcomes is a possibility. Flowing Clarets is the obvious start point has run well recently and has one of the more experienced riders,  however like Chizz de Biz she doesn’t have the easiest of draws to overcome. Wild Flower won this race last year with her jockey of today, but perhaps hasn’t been so good in her more recent runs. Frank Cool and Langley have better draws and their best efforts would give them a chance.