Chelmsford City Placepot: Sunday April 26

Sunday's Placepot attempt comes from Chelmsford
Sunday's Placepot attempt comes from Chelmsford

There's racing at Chelmsford City this afternoon and that's where we head for Sunday's attempt at the Placepot...

Nabatean was a convincing winner on his final start at Nottingham in October, and with the promise of more to come, he gets the nod to make a winning return...

14:10- Sakhee's Jem may have been sent off at a big price on debut at Newmarket but that didn't stop her putting in a good performance to finish runner-up and she's likely to go well again. Her experience is a big asset and we'll bank on her in the Placepot.

14:45- Saved My Bacon has an excellent chance of making it three wins from four visits to Chelmsford despite racing from slightly out of the handicap. Not every horse has taken to Chelmsford like Saved My Bacon has, and her effectiveness at this venue is an obvious positive. We'll also include Arctic Lynx as he may have gone up 5 lb for his latest win but at least he arrives here in good form and his yard continue in tremendous form.

15:15- Yamllik showed clear signs of promise when finishing runner-up in a Redcar maiden in October and returns with his trainer going well, so he's the first horse we'll turn to. Hugo Palmer's Strong Steps is another horse who represents a yard in form and has shown some promise, finishing a narrowly-beaten second here on debut, so he too deserves to be included in the permutation.

15:45- Compton Mill has suffered two odds-on reversals after a very promising debut at Newbury in September, but his latest defeat is excusable as he was left poorly placed to challenge, and he's well worth another chance now handicapping over a trip which promises to suit.

16:20- Oh So Sassy wasn't seen at her best last time but she can boast a good record on the all-weather, and is entitled to build on that reappearance effort, so she can mount a bold bid this afternoon. Run With Pride shapes as though he needs further but he ought to be on the premises in any case, and is also worth including in the Placepot.

16:50- Nabatean was a convincing winner on his final start at Nottingham in October, and with the promise of more to come, he gets the nod to make a winning return. Andrew Balding's four-year-old is relatively unexposed as a stayer and should be followed this season.

Recommendations:
14:10- 3
14:45- 1, 7
15:15- 11, 13
15:45- 1
16:20- 4, 7
16:50- 2
= 8 lines

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