Timeform pick out their three best bets from Chelmsford on Saturday...
"A subsequent 6 lb rise may well underestimate her and she is strongly fancied to follow up..."
Breathless Times looked potentially smart on the all-weather earlier this year, winning a couple of minor events over this trip at Wolverhampton, before finishing a good fourth, beaten less than a length in a valuable event at Lingfield in March. He hasn't been at his best in two starts on turf since, but he has undergone wind surgery and a gelding operation since last seen in July, and he could well be worth chancing returned to an artificial surface from a potentially lenient mark. Blackheath probably hasn't peaked yet and he heads up the opposition along with Count Otto and Shaheen.
Daddys Poppit only showed a modest level of form in three starts last season for William Haggas, but she thwarted a gamble on her return/stable debut over six furlongs here last week, and should have even more to offer. That was her handicap debut and, given she hung right and lost a place on the home turn, it was impressive that she was able to win with such authority, clearly well ahead of her opening mark. A subsequent 6 lb rise may well underestimate her and she is strongly fancied to follow up with this extra furlong likely to suit. Private View probably remains capable of better now handicapping after a break/wind operation, with the likeable Chloellie another to consider.
Fennaan extended his good record on the all-weather when resuming winning ways at Kempton over this trip last time, finding further progress eased into a lesser handicap. The way he stayed on in the closing stages that day suggests he still has more to offer, and a subsequent 3 lb rise in the weights looks more than fair. Admittedly, he is back in a stronger race now, but he remains relatively unexposed and, from a good draw in stall 1, he has enough in his favour to make him of interest. Squats is feared on his Newbury success 2 starts ago, whilst Victory Wave can't have been right at York last time and had looked progressive prior to that.
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