4th PLACE FOR RUBAN IN HOT CHELMSFORD HANDICAP

4th PLACE FOR RUBAN IN HOT CHELMSFORD HANDICAP

RUBAN stepped up to Class 2 in an effort to secure some of the £45,000 available in this race, and gave a good account of himself in what was an extremely competitive race, even though only seven horses took part. He was given a good ride by young Aaron Jones, who claimed 7lb, and was always in a good position close to the rails and sitting handy behind the leaders.

He made a strong effort to get amongst the places in the final two furlongs and although well beaten by the impressive 105 Rated winner, Maverick Wave, who went well clear in the run to the finishing line so surely with even better grade races to come, and looked to have secured third place but was pipped in the last strides and had to settle for a creditable fourth place.