Horse racing tips: Timeform’s 7 to score at Chelmsford on Thursday

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16:00 – The Bay Warrior

THE BAY WARRIOR scored in good style on his sole previous visit here last spring and he could be the answer. Mark Usher’s charge wasn’t helped by the muddling pace when sixth in the Kempton handicap won by Sammy Sunshine last month and he has a good chance of turning the tables with that rival now on these terms. That said, Sammy Sunshine is clearly in good heart, and has improved since joining these connections, so will prove a big threat in her hat-trick bid.

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16:35 – Umneyaat

UMNEYAAT only won a maiden for Dermot Weld but her fourth-place finish in a useful handicap at the Curragh prior to that looks solid form and she is most interesting now starting out for new connections. She was picked up for 32,000 guineas in November and looks just the type that her burgeoning yard will get more out of this season. Lasting Legacy is another who looks interesting on her return for a new yard and could pose the biggest threat. 

17:08 – Intelligentsia

This may well be dominated by the previous winners in the field and it is INTELLIGENTSIA who is fancied to get her career back on track. She was well backed and looked a useful prospect when defeating a next-time-out winner on her debut at Newbury in September, but disappointed up in Group 3 company at Sandown on her final start. She is clearly better than she was able to show on that occasion and the drop to five furlongs isn’t a worry for this speedily-bred filly. The Kevin Ryan-trained pair Alia Choice and Sweet Glance look the likeliest dangers.

17:43 – Baileys Derbyday

BAILEYS DERBYDAY was progressive prior to a tame effort to end his 2021 campaign and, while he has a 10-month absence to overcome, he’s worth chancing to open his account with the potential for further improvement this term. He early form from last season is strong and this doesn’t look a particularly strong race. Summertime Romance is also of interest on seasonal debut and the consistent Yagood is worth considering with his latest form having been boosted.

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18:15 – Foreshadow

FORESHADOW caught the eye from a long way back when third at Wolverhampton recently, and he encountered some trouble in-running in the straight. That form looks solid and he should have no problem with this longer trip so he gets the vote to open his account. There are a number of interesting handicap debutants in opposition, however, most notably Satanic Moon, who is bred to be much better than a mark of 62, and could prove a different proposition this year following a gelding operation. 

18:45 – Mashaan

There are plenty in with a shout here, but MASHAAN looked to have more to offer when scoring over course and distance a week ago and looks the horse to focus on. That was a career-best performance and he should prove a tough nut to crack if getting to the front again turned out under a 5 lb penalty. In-form course winner Got No Dollars is feared most, although Stay Smart will benefit from his first go over this trip and is also not taken lightly.

19:15 – Atrafan

ATRAFAN has been in fine form at Newcastle and Southwell since the turn of the year, and his latest effort at Newcastle suggested that he remains on a workable mark. The return to this trip will be no bad thing and he has the most compelling claims. It remains to be seen if Mighty Fine will back up her recent Wolverhampton success and bigger threats may be posed by Tommytwohoots with that in mind.

Chelmsford betting tips:

16:00 – The Bay Warrior
16:35 – Umneyaat
17:08 – Intelligentsia
17:43 – Baileys Derbyday
18:15 – Foreshadow
18:45 – Mashaan
19:15 – Atrafan

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