A nice winner for Triple G at my local track Chelmsford City on Thursday evening, a home-win in football parlance, and I am back down the A131 Friday night.
The 6f totepool Cashback At totesport.com Novice Stakes gets the meeting at Chelmsford City underway at 5.25. Ottoman Court runs for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby but having been beaten favourite on all his three starts to date, twice at odds-on, though he should win I am not prepared to punt him at the price! Creek Horizon runs for Saeed bin Suroor. A well-bred half-brother to four winners, who was a respectable fifth on debut over 7f on Kempton's Polytrack last month, he might be the one to collect the prize if the jolly gets beat again.
The race I am betting in is the mile Buy Your 2020 CCR Membership Now Handicap at 6.55. The Kings Steed seems to like the Essex air with 2 wins and 2 placed efforts from 6 runs and Shaun Lycett sends his six-year-old over from the Cotswolds again. The gelding likes to be up the pointed end early so stall 4 of 14 is perfect especially as though around him heave little interest in front-running. He should get an uncontested lead and that being the case he is fancied to stretch these out and take home the prize back to Fairspear Stables. I have a bit of the 2-1.