Through The Card: Chelmsford, Sunday January 24

There is racing at Chelmsford on Sunday
There is racing at Chelmsford on Sunday

Chelmsford provides the only UK racing on Sunday, and Timeform take you through the card.

"Invade's pedigree and run style indicate that he should be even more effective over this sort of trip"

13:10 - Kyllach Me holds leading claims here if able to transfer his recent tapeta form on to polytrack. A 2 lb rise in the weights for his latest win at Wolverhampton - where he beat impressive next-time-out winner Fujin - looks fair, and he holds a favourite's chance here. It is interesting to see support for Mary Ann Bugg, who is now just 2 lbs below her last winning mark - a win which came at this track - and should be able to dominate this field from the front. If the favourite does not quite live up to expectations, Mary Ann Bugg could provide a good value option with the in-form Josephine Gordon in the saddle.

13:45 - Lupo D'Oro can be relied upon to run his race, having made the frame on three of his last starts, and although perhaps vulnerable for win purposes based on his overall profile, looks a banker for the Placepot. Misu Pete is steadily progressive and could be the most likely to win the race if taking another step forward, but he is weak enough in the early market and overall this could just be one to watch.

14:15 - Gorokai is the one open to the obvious improvement, after progressing nicely on both of his all-weather starts since being given a break after the summer and gelded. Gorokai scored with a little something to spare at Lingfield last time, and with a fair opening mark, he should be hard to beat.

14:50 - No fewer than four of this field like to front run, and a strong pace is very much expected. This could easily play into the hands of Searchlight, who stays further than this and will be making his challenge later than most under Adam Kirby. He has clearly benefited from switching to Jim Boyle, and stands a good chance of winning again on his third start for the yard. Runners do not always come back to the field over this C&D however, and Bosham would be the most likely of those racing prominently, with a 4 lb rise for his C&D win last time out seeming fair.

15:25 - Clary has been consistent recently, but is not necessarily progressing, and is vulnerable to improvers once again. Invade would probably be open to the most obvious improvement, after he made a winning comeback over six furlongs here earlier this month. Invade's pedigree and run style indicate that he should be even more effective over this sort of trip, and further improvement is expected now he is up and running. Kalon Brama has attracted early support and usually goes well here, but the lack of pace in the race is a concern based on his run style, and he can be taken on at the prices.

15:55 - Miss Giler has had plenty of chances in this sort of race, but was arguably unlucky not to break her duck last time at Lingfield when not ideally placed. She looks worth including along with potential improver Fun For All, who knew her job on debut at Wolverhampton last time, but should do better in time.

16:25 - Although Goodwood Moonlight has a better draw this time than at Wolverhampton, the presence of other front runners mean that he may not be able to dominate in the way he did over C&D on his previous start, and his price looks a little short as a result. Queen Zain is interesting on her first start for Charlie Fellowes, and may prove the biggest danger to the favourite, though she is short enough in the market on the face of it.

Recommended bets:

Back Mary Ann Bugg in the 13:10
Back Invade in the 15:25

Placepot permutation:
13:10 - 1,8
13:45 - 1
14:15 - 5
14:50 - 1,6
15:25 - 1,3
15:55 - 2,6
= 16 lines

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