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Chelmsford win for Wadacre Gomez

By John Scanlon

Wadacre Gomez landed his third win of the year when comfortably winning a Chelmsford City handicap on December 11.

Wadacre Stud’s three-year-old colt by Brazen Beau won a Newcastle novice event over a mile and a quarter in April and has performed pretty consistently since then. He added a second win over the same distance in a Chelmsford handicap restricted to three-year-olds in August.

In the latest Chelmsford race, Wadacre Gomez faced six rivals, all older horses bar one, and was partnered by his regular pilot, Franny Norton. The colt was drawn well, just one stall away from the rail.

Sent to the head of affairs from the start, Wadacre Gomez made the pace from Phantasy Mac in the early stages and then from Boasty. Turning for home Carbis Bay and Clipsham Gold turned wide into the straight, but on the inner Wadacre Gomez was making the best of his way home.

Clear of his rivals a furlong from home, Wadacre Gomez just had to be pushed out in the closing stages to score from the other three-year-old Carbis Bay, beaten a length and three-quarters, with Phantasy Mac a further half a length back in third.

Homebred by his owners out of the Martaline mare, Wadacre Gigi, Wadacre Gomez is clearly suited by a mile and a quarter at this stage of his career, but has already demonstrated that he stays at least 11 furlongs. There is stamina on the dam’s side of his pedigree as damsire Martaline was a Group 2 winner in France over 14 furlongs.

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