The Thursday evening meetings at Chelmsford City are often worth a second look and I actually quite fancy a couple over there this week. It’s times like these the old lockdown is such a bore, I could have nipped over, had a couple of bets, couple of beers and been home for bedtime no worries. Hey ho, we will be trackside again soon all being well.
As for the bets the first runs in the first due off at 4.30 the 7f tote Placepot Your First Bet Nursery. Dashing Dick was unlucky to get headed in the shadow of the post over the six furlongs here on Guy Fawkes night and has a chance off what looks a lenient mark of 68 – due to go up 5lb after this. Connections are clearly trying to get a win in him before the rise kicks-in and I have taken the 9-2 about the colt getting it done. The wide draw aint great on paper but it is a nice long run to the turn with the seven furlong start on the spur and not many will want to lead in this field so he should get across and in a prominent position pretty easily.
Later on the card at 7.00 they face 1m2f for the Racing Welfare Supporting Racing's Workforce Handicap. Aim For The Stars is a lightly raced three-year-old and got off the mark at the third time of asking at Wolverhampton last month. Open to plenty of improvement yet he may be ahead of the handicapper getting in here off a mark of 85 following that win. 2-1 is about early and I think that is a fair bet.