World-class Silvestre De Sousa travels to Chelmsford for a single ride

Nottingham Racecourse

Silvestre de Sousa has been back in the saddle for the past few weeks after returning from a three-month absence.

The three-time champion jockey was due to have surgery on a shoulder injury in December. However, the operation had to be postponed when he contracted Covid-19.

When it comes to riding winners, this man is a machine. He has proven himself all over the world and is known as one of the world’s best jockeys.

He travels to Chelmsford Racecourse for just one solitary ride on Thursday night. Let’s be clear about it, he is not going there just for the fun of it.

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Trainer Mick Channon sends two runners to Chelmsford on Thursday but connections have booked Silvestre to ride Adace.

This may well be a tip in itself and she has a very interesting profile to say the least. The filly is having her first start in a handicap after 147 days off the track.

She had four runs in her career to date and ran with credit in all of them without really threatening to win.

Clearly, they must have had handicaps in mind for this lady and she could be potentially thrown in from a basement mark of 56.

This track has been a fairly happy hunting ground for the Channon yard, operating at a healthy 14 per cent strike-rate.

It hasn’t been a great season for Mick on the Flat with just 3 winners from 49 runners on the level in 2021.

He could certainly do with a winner and this girl could provide it. Would Silvestre travel to Chelmsford for one ride if he felt he couldn’t win? Not a chance.

She has opened up 17-2 with William Hill. This could turn out to be a large price once she loads into the starting stalls on Thursday night.


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