After finishing 2nd at Wolverhampton the previous week Ben was due to go up 5lb so a trip to Chelmsford was necessary to take advantage of his lower mark. A bad draw and other front runners threatened to scupper our plan but Ben was given an excellant ride by Jimmy to hold on by half a length from a fast finisher.
"A fair race for the grade. BEN HALL gained compensation for last week´s near-miss at Wolverhampton with a gutsy all-the-way win. Without success in ten previous tries for Ruth Carr, he´d slipped markedly in the ratings and took full advantage. Keen throughout and brought to the often unfavoured inside rail in the straight, it´s wise to consider him value for a bit more than the official margin."
Racing Post, 2015
"Ben Hall is a nice little horse who has settled well tonight as he usually tries to do things too quick. The hood helps him and that was worth coming from Haydock."
James Sullivan, 2015