It’s a bonus day of racing at Chelmsford City after The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) added an additional all-weather fixture to the calendar with the British winter taking its toll on many meetings of late.
Baring the opener a surprising number of runners will be lining-up bearing in mind the meeting was only wedged into the fixture list on Friday (2nd February) and I shall be having an interest.
At 3.00 twelve line-up for the six furlong totequadpot Races 3 To 6 Handicap. Firesnake seems to reserve his best for here, has actually won over track and trip twice, as well as placing up on tree occasions. the five-year-old gelding has been running okay without winning since his last win in August 2017 and has dropped to a rating of 48 with Gabriele Malune taking off 7lb this afternoon. That puts him on a very attractive weight if in the mood. Style of running means he needs the breaks but if he can get the start right he must go close and luckily the likely leaders are all drawn near him o should give him the perfect lead into the race. I have the 7-2 early.
The lucky last at 4.10 is the totescoop6 Rollover This Saturday Handicap over the mile. Touch The Clouds has by far the best C&D form on show and fits the bill for the type of horse I like to back here as the seven-year-old gelding likes to be up the pointed end from the off. Not brilliantly drawn in 8 there is time to get across on the mile course here and I would expect him to do so. He finally got his head in front over track and trip last time out and the 3lb rise looks fair. With none of the main dangers having won in the last six months, Muthraab Aldaar won in June last year and both his wins have been on the Tapeta at Wolverhampton, I am going for the horse in form. You can get 11-4 and I have it.