Following a 4/1 winner on Wednesday, Steve Ryder previews two races at Chelmford on Thursday 4th January. January P&L -2.20pts.
7:45 Chelmford- Royal Birth 15/8 (1pt)
The form of Royal Birth’s latest run has been boosted by the winner Gracious John winning another handicap on his next start off 6lb higher. Royal Birth was only beaten by a length off a mark of 100 in that race and has been raised 2lb for that effort. He has C&D form of 13125 which is impressive given that it isn’t traditionally a course that suits hold up horses. He faces only five rivals which will mean that he won’t be too far back in the race and three of those rivals are coming into the race off a 3 month break. Therefore Royal Birth rates a confident selection for this race at 15/8.
8:15 Chelmsford- Lucymai 4/1 (1pt)
Chelmsford is a track where C&D form is to be followed and Lucymai has course form this season of 31231. She won under Jack Duern last time by 4 ½ lengths in November and has been raised 10lb by the handicapper for that effort. She is the only confirmed front runner in the field and she should be dangerous to pass over her preferred C&D. Exchequer is currently the favourite for the race but, as a hold up horse, I think it will be difficult for him to catch Lucymai.
7:45 Chelmford- Royal Birth 15/8 (1pt) click here for best odds
8:15 Chelmsford- Lucymai 4/1 (1pt) click here for best odds
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