Through The Card: Chelmsford Monday November 23

There are plenty of interesting races at Chelmsford on Monday
There are plenty of interesting races at Chelmsford on Monday

There is over £150,000 of prize money on offer at Chelmsford on Monday. In a brand new daily feature here on Betting.Betfair, Timeform take you 'through the card' discussing every race and picking out the best bets...

"If she is ridden more prominently (which she was for former connections) then she still looks on a workable mark..."

14:00- The opener on the card is a useful looking nursery, with five of the field managing a win in maidens. The two most interesting entrants head the market, and there is not much to split Soldier In Action and Tafteesh on previous form or potential. The winner should come from either of those, but with both horses currently trading around 3.02/1, there is little appeal at the prices.

14:35- Godolphin horses command plenty of respect throughout the winter, but occasionally their presence can make the market for a bet on an opposing horse. This looks to be the case in our second race on the card, with Mansfield, who underwhelmed when sent off favourite for a nursery at Kempton last time, looking on the short side at the current prices. Last-time-out winner Electra Voice has been supported early on, but the bet of the race could be Fighting Temeraire, who showed improved form when winning a maiden at Windsor last time, despite not looking the finished article, and has been handed a workable mark for his handicap debut, over a trip that should unlock more potential.

15:05- There doesn't seem to be much obvious pace on, and this has the potential to turn tactical. The lack of pace will certainly count against Outer Space, who remains interesting from this mark once he gets a good gallop to aim at. Mindurownbusiness is usually prominently ridden and could be the one to take advantage, but with the potential for a messy race, we can leave him alone at the current prices.

15:35- In stark contrast to the previous race, the majority of the field will want to lead here, and there could be some ferocious early fractions set. Of the few horses that are usually held up, Stocking looks to hold the best chance, and providing he is not too inconvenienced by the kickback, he is worth a small bet.

16:05- In a fairly open race, Feng Shui is open to improvement making his handicap debut for an in-form yard, and looks one of the more likely. He is fairly weak in the market at this early stage, however, and Natural Nine, who bumped into some unexposed sorts when third at Kempton last time, could be the way to go.

16:35- Moshe is likely to get his own way out in front here, and may run well with Kirby able to dictate, though he isn't one for maximum faith. Cotton Club is a player after being left with too much to do when third at Wolverhampton last time, but is likely to be inconvenienced by his run style in what is probably going to be a tactical affair. Probably the most interesting horse of the race is Duchess of Marmite, who shaped as though a return to this trip would suit last time at Wolverhampton. She is not the easiest of rides, but if she is ridden more prominently (which she was for former connections) then she still looks on a workable mark, and is worth a bet.

17:05- Markabah is interesting returning from a lay off, but has gone for a walk about in the market and is hard to recommend as a result. There is little to split the three ahead of her in the betting, and this race is probably best watched.


Back Fighting Temeraire in the 14:35 at Chelmsford 1pt win at 2.89/5
Back Stocking in the 15:35 at Chelmsford 0.5 pt win at 9.28/1
Back Natural Nine in the 16:05 at Chelmsford 1pt win at 4.67/2
Back Dutchess of Marmite in the 16:35 Chelmsford 1pt win at 3.711/4


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