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By Peter Naughton
Alan King’s unexposed six-year-old was held up towards the rear and raced a little keenly.
He made a mistake at the third and made no impression when shaken up three-out.
The son of Midnight Legend ran well for a long way, however, and will do better over further and when he gains more experience, especially in handicaps.
A winner of a bumper at Market Rasen last year, Second Time Around can be forgiven defeat in a hotter race at Newbury in December.
Having felt a step up in trip would be sure to suit, I was surprised to see the gelding tiring in the home straight.
The well-bred son of Oscar will do better on faster ground (soft here) but I thought he would stay better on this flat track.
Emma Lavelle's highly regarded six-year-old chased the leaders and was ridden before three-out before losing third place approaching the last.
There is more to come on less testing ground, perhaps with a temporary drop back in trip.
Chozen may benefit from a step up in trip having put in good late work.
Racing on heavy ground, the unexposed gelding was in rear before he was shaken up two-out and stayed on without troubling the leaders.
He previously filled the same position in a lady amateur riders' race at Huntingdon having raced keenly and made errors.
The former pointer could yet prove well handicapped, especially up in trip, and will improve on this first start after eight weeks off.
A rating of 107 looks fair after success at Carlisle off 104 on his handicap debut two starts ago.
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