7th Sep 2017 1st 5/2 – Fantasy Gladiator – Mick Appleby Chelmsford

Great win on it’s 100th career start! Original quote: “Fantasy Gladiator – Still showing a decent level of form at this level despite being 11 years-old now. Back in trip here and returns to the AW will help, plus he’s dropped another 2lbs from last time. Runs off his lowest rating ever here so that gives us a chance, but hasn’t been easy to win with – last win 24 starts ago (2015). Often never far away though and draw 2, plus Luke riding helps. We also try the blinkers (first time) today to mix it up as often runs with some sort of headgear to see if they help eke out a bit more. Poor race helps so each-way claims, but with current wins-to-runs record not one to go overboard about.”