Through The Card: Chelmsford, Thursday February 16

There is racing from Chelmsford on Thursday
There is racing from Chelmsford on Thursday

Timeform take you through the card at Chelmsford on Thursday.

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17:50 - Now that Gabrial The Thug is out this should be a relatively simple task for the hat-trick seeking CELTIC ARTISAN (4), who arrives here in much better form that some of his rivals and is able to race off the same mark as he won off last time. His jockey has a 50% strike-rate when riding one runner at a flat meeting, too.

18:25 - AHEAD OF TIME (1) is probably the most interesting of those with experience here after making a promising start at Kempton last time over six furlongs. He finished third having lacked some sharpness in the closing stages, but is entitled to improve for that here. Specialist would be interesting with a bit more market support.

19:00 - Silver Quay looks as though he will benefit from the step up to this sort of trip, but he is likely to be held up - not always ideal at this track - and the preferred option instead is ALDRETH (10), who has some strong form on the all-weather this winter (second and the fourth from his last win have both won since) and could have more to offer yet.

19:30 - There should be no shortage of pace here with the likes of Curzon Line, Evening Attire and Loyalty in the race, and OUTER SPACE (1) should be seen to good effect. He didn't show much last time, but has dropped back to 1 lb below his last winning mark. PEARL SPECTRE (3) is having a good winter and should be there or thereabouts from this mark (won here off 85 in November).

20:00 - This is tricky but LIMERICK LORD (7) shaped better than the bare result at Chelmsford last time (poorly drawn and forced out wide on the bend) and has been given a chance by the handicapper (dropped 3 lb in the weights).

20:30 - WILLYEGOLASSIEGO (5) was much improved for the switch to handicaps at Lingfield last time and won with a bit in hand. She is able to race off the same mark today, and should take all the beating in a modest affair.

Recommendation:

Win back LIMERICK LORD in the 20:00

Placepot permutation:

17:50 - 4
18:25 - 1
19:00 - 10
19:30 - 1, 3
20:00 - 7
20:30 - 5

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