I said yesterday it was likely to be a quiet week but there is one running on Tuesday that I have been keeping an eye on and has been backed on his three-year-old seasonal debut.
Best bet for the horse racing at Chelmsford CityI have talked of the Charlie Appleby trained Western Writer on both his starts to date without backing him. He was sixth on debut over a Mile at Chelmsford City when I nearly tipped him but I got that one right leaving him alone as he blew the start and never really got in a blow. The Bookies weren’t taking any chances with the colt on his second start, over a mile again but this time at Kempton, and sent him off odds-on so again I left him alone, as it turned out no bad thing as he was second. He goes again after a few months off, and having been gelded over the winter, in the 6.10 at Chelsmford City the 7f Betsi Maiden Stakes on Tuesday. He drops a furlong for his three-year-old debut and the tongue strap goes on for the first time. Stall fourteen aint great but that said it isn’t a disaster here with the seven-furlong start on a spur meaning there’s around three-furlongs before they hit the bend. There is a fair bot of ‘Dirt’ form in his pedigree so perhaps no surprise he has been kept to synthetics and hopefully it will prove third time lucky for him as I am on at 11-4 this morning.