3 £1 doubles & £1 ew treble
Badri 3.53 @ 5/2
Tippy Toes 3.10 @ 11/8
Dandy Spirit 5.20 @ 11/2
Selected Chelmsford City – all weather – polytrack
1.25 Not a great deal of early pace in this which makes recent track scorer Street Poet of interest , despite a 3 pound hit and a step up in trip , as he’s partnered today by the very able 7 pound claimer Connor Planas , and was ridden by a 5 pound claimer last time, so his claim helps and despite never having won at this distance , has gone close many a time . They’re unlikely to go a strong gallop and decent chance of kicking for home off the front .
1/4pt ew Street Poet @ 6/1
3.10 Youngster Tippy Toes has developed into a cracking sprinter and is 3 from 4 over C&D . , and none of her rivals likely to get close to this prominent racer .
3/4pt win Tippy Toes @ 11/8
4.55 A very weak finale and there are only a few who have been going anywhere close to threatening to win . Star of St Louis should reward fav backers .
1/4pt win Star OF St Louis @ 2/1
Chelmsford City placepot
Selected Ponty – good to firm on this undulating, stiff and galloping track
3.00 PREMIUM RACE
4.10 Tricky stuff as the likely ones all promise to handle this very stiff test of stamina , but preference is for dual C&D winner Flint Hill , whose last run over C&D was a close 2nd off around this mark .
1/4pt win Flint Hill @ 3/1
5.20 Dandy Spirit recently snapped out of a long losing run , thanks to a plummet in the ratings and a switch to front running, sluicing in by 4 lengths over C&D , and has certainly held his form well off his new mark , when ridden a lot more patiently ,but still running his race. Last time out , again over C&D , he had the best of the draw, but in a race full of early pace , was held for a late charge, finishing well to be a 2 lengths 5th , in higher grade , and has been eased 2 pounds. He’s well drawn again , and while unlikely to lead , he is well capable of racing close up and seeing it out the best .
1/2pt win Dandy Spirit @ 11/2
Selected Southwell – all weather – tapeta
2.08 A chance can be given to a few of these , course winner The Mad Monk likely to appreciate the longer trip , Thunderhill , running some very solid races on turf and Connie R a possible off a featherweight . Kiritamati Island certainly deserves a win , very rarely far away , has hit the frame 3 times in 4 visits here and also 4 times in 5 tries in this grade . Comes here in his usual good form, and a deserved win could be on.
1/4pt win Kiritamati Island @ 7/2
3.18 PREMIUM RACE
3.53 Badri comes here on the back of an ever so smooth win over C&D when tactics were completely changed . Usually a front runner , he was anchored at the back , and when asked for an effort , he sauntered home. The 7 pound hit would ordinarily cast doubts , but in the past he’s been highly competitive off around this mark , and it could be that connections have found the key to take him to even greater heights . A strong pace is assured with at least the poorly handicapped pair of So Grateful and Society Lion going off hard .
3/4pt win Badri @ 5/2
4.28 Youngster Dark Side Thunder came comfortably off the pace to win over C&D last time out , in the style that the 5 pound hit won’t stop him . Has found a modest contest.
1/2pt win Dark Side Thunder @ 11/8
5.33 PREMIUM RACE