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By Royal appointment at Chelmsford.

ROYAL BAJAN has been in fine form and can keep up the good work in the totetrifecta Pick The 1-2-3 Handicap at Chelmsford City.

A winner over five furlongs at Southwell in December, he stepped up to a Fast-Track Qualfier back at the Nottinghamshire venue and was hardly disgraced in finishing a threeand-three-quarter-length fourth behind Woolfall Sovereign.

Dropped back slightly in company next time at Chelmsford, Royal Bajan again had to be content with place money behind Zac Brown, who appears a thoroughly unexposed and potentially classy runner.

A hot sprint handicap then awaited at Southwell and he again was in the front rank, leading pretty much everywhere except the line as he was beaten a length and a quarter by Perfect Pasture.

Royal Bajan lines up off a mark of 88 and while it would be fair to say he has few secrets from the handicapper now, he might be able to edge here for James Given, particularly as the Polytrack is reported to be riding rather slowly at the present time.

Lackaday is the one to be on as he switches back up to six furlongs in the totepool We Love Winners Handicap.

A winner over this trip at Lingfield in December, he found Blue Aegean too good at this track last month over five furlongs - a trip which is probably short of his best.

He was staying on all the way to the line, though, and moving up in distance should see him back on the winning track.

Wolverhampton stages an additional meeting in light of the current cold weather and Trimoulet is the pick in the coral.co.uk Handicap.

The six-year-old has seen a very limited amount of action for a horse of his age and will be having just his fifth career start as he steps up in distance for this 12-furlong event.

However, he has made significant strides since his initial third over a mile at Haydock last summer, finishing second over the same trip at Southwell last month before thriving on an extra two furlongs when running out a winner at Chelmsford just over a week ago.

That was only a modest heat but Trimoulet did it in good style and it appeared there is still plenty to come over middle distances.

Definitly Red holds a couple of Cheltenham Festival entries and if he is to live up to those kinds of aspirations, he really should be winning the Enjoy Ashes 2015 Hospitality With Eventmasters EBF Stallions "NH" Novices' Hurdle at Doncaster.

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Feb 5, 2015
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