Chelmsford City Placepot: Wednesday January 28

Marco Botti trains a banker in Stonecutter
Marco Botti trains a banker in Stonecutter

There's a good card at Chelmsford City this afternoon and that is where we head for Wednesday's attempt at the Placepot...

Stonecutter is in good hands, has a decent pedigree and is likely to carry on improving for a while yet, so is banker material in this contest. 

13:40- Twin Turbo produced his best effort so far when finishing runner-up at Lingfield on his first outing for Robert Cowell, and that form is the best on offer. Twin Turbo may not have a great deal more to offer as he certainly looked fit enough at Lingfield, but simply running to the same level as last time should suffice, and we'll bank on him in the Placepot. 

14:10- Westminster has shown his best form on the fibresand at Southwell, but he does handle polytrack and looks to be improving with each run for the Mick Appleby yard. He could still be fairly treated and should give a good account, acknowledging he's likely to prove most effective on fibresand. This is a competitive race so it's also worth including Cayuga as he's been performing creditably of late and should keep giving his running. 

14:40- John Coffey has to race from out of the handicap, but that disadvantage is offset by the booking of a good-value claimer, and the drop back to six furlongs should be in his favour. He has made an encouraging return from an extended absence and could be primed to strike following a couple of respectable comeback runs. We'll also add For Ayman to the permutation as he isn't yet fully exposed and ran his best race yet when finishing a good third at Kempton last time. 

15:10- Guishan showed a good attitude to register a C&D success here last week, and she looks to be thriving, in the form of her life at present. She's not obviously well treated having to carry a penalty for that narrow verdict, but she can be relied upon to give her running and can hit the frame. Fear or Favour doesn't have the obvious profile for a Placepot type, but he's a low-mileage sprinter, capable of better than he's shown to date, and ran well in a competitive handicap on his latest 

15:40- Stonecutter didn't beat much at Southwell last time but he did it in comfortable fashion, and looks to be on a fair mark ahead of his handicap debut. He is in good hands, has a decent pedigree and is likely to carry on improving for a while yet, so is banker material in this contest. 

16:10- Thecornishcowboy failed to run up to his best at Wolverhampton last time, but the steady gallop wouldn't have suited at all, and he is easily forgiven. His previous effort, when finishing third at Lingfield, showed that he is in good heart as well as on a potentially-lenient mark, and he should prove competitive. We'll also include Brave Decision as he ran as well as he ever has when finishing runner-up at Lingfield last time, and he should once again give his running. 

13:40- 4
14:10- 1, 4
14:40- 6, 9
15:10- 9, 11
15:40- 5
16:10- 1, 6
= 16 lines

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