James Tate

A field of five is set to line-up for the Fast-Track Qualifier at Chelmsford City tomorrow, in the tote.co.uk Fillies’ Conditions Stakes, over a mile.

The winner of the Polytrack contest will be guaranteed a free start in the Ladbrokes Fillies & Mares’ All-Weather Championship over seven furlongs at Lingfield Park on Finals Day, Good Friday, April 10th.

Solar Heights (James Tate/PJ McDonald), who carries the familiar colours of Saeed Manana, is the one to beat on ratings with an official mark of 94.

The four-year-old daughter of Cape Cross is a three-time winner over a mile at Chelmsford City, the latest of those successes coming in a handicap in August. She has run twice on the All-Weather at Wolverhampton this winter following a break, most recently finishing second in a class two fillies’ handicap.

Trainer James Tate said today: “Solar Heights is in good form. Chelmsford is her favourite track – all of her wins have come there – and we are in the fortunate position that she is the top-rated runner in the race. Fingers crossed, if nothing goes wrong, she should have an obvious chance.

“I thought her first run back at Wolverhampton was a bit disappointing, when things did not go her way. There was a keen horse that ran past her and lit her up a bit, but other than that I was not too sure what to make of it.

“I could not knock her latest start though – I thought she ran really well. She has been put back up to 94 and although I don’t think there is any obvious reason to suggest that she is improving, she is running to marks in the mid to low 90s, which I am hoping will be good enough tomorrow.”

Geizy Teizy (Ben Curtis) and Exceed Loose (David Probert), both trained by fellow Newmarket handler Marco Botti, meet Solar Heights again after finishing third and fourth in the class two fillies’ handicap at Wolverhampton. Geizy Teizy had previously captured a similar contest at Wolverhampton, in which Solar Heights finished fifth.

Starlight Romance (Joe Fanning) has rediscovered her form since moving to North Yorkshire handler Linda Stubbs. Formerly trained by Richard Fahey, she was just denied in a mile handicap at Kempton Park, having captured a seven-furlong fillies’ handicap at the same venue.

The five runners are completed by Ruby Gates (John Butler/Dylan Hogan), who steps up steeply in class following success in a selling handicap at Wolverhampton.

Chelmsford City’s seven-race programme starts at 5.30pm and ends at 8.30pm.

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