Startsmeup in Chelmsford

Aug 30, 2011

By Nathan Exelby, Courier Mail.

BRUCE Hill is comfortable if weight of numbers forces Startsmeup into the Chelmsford instead of the Tramway at Randwick on Saturday, as the improving four-year-old is aimed for the Epsom.

Startsmeup is 21st in order of entry for the Tramway (1400m), which has a capacity of 16. He is assured a run in the Chelmsford, over an additional 200m.

"It doesn't really matter," Hill said.

"I would probably prefer the 1400m if I had a real choice, but I think it's neither here nor there, because it was a pretty solid race the other day on a wet track, it was probably more like a mile.

"Not that they're easy to win, but the Chelmsford isn't as strong as I thought it would be.

"If the weather stays the way it is he will run super in whichever race he runs. I just want to see him get the chance on top of the ground in a good race."

Startsmeup measured up well in Pinwheel's Warwick Stakes, just missing second in a photo with Ilovethiscity.

"He ran super, it was just a shame it was wet," Hill said.

"One day we will get in a big race where we get a dry track and a good alley. If he steps up to it, we will definitely be going towards the Epsom."

Anthony Cummings is likely to run three-year-old Strike The Stars.