In the 6.50 at Chelmsford on Tuesday, Certified made a successful racecourse debut over 6 furlongs at the same venue last November and can maintain her 100% record at the Essex course. The daughter of Raven’s Pass demonstrated her versatility when winning with something in hand over 7 furlongs on her reappearance, and handicap debut, at Wolverhampton two weeks ago and may be progressive enough to defy an 8lb rise in the weights.
In fact, the second and third from the Chelmsford race have both won since, so the form looks significantly stronger than it did at the time. According to trainer James Tate, Certified has always shown plenty of ability at home and was originally pencilled in for a £20,000 fillies’ handicap over 7 furlongs at Newbury in April, so the step up to 0-85 company should, hopefully, hold no terrors for her. Regular partner Luke Morris comes in for the ride once again, so everything looks in place for another big run.
Selection: Chelmsford 6.50 Certified to win