Timeform pick out three bets from Chelmsford on Thursday...
Rua Augusta - 13:20 Chelmsford
Rua Augusta made plenty of appeal on paper and shaped really well on debut at Haydock earlier this month, arguably unlucky not to make a winning start. He was held up in the rear in a falsely-run race, but making rapid progress as the penny finally dropped and was only beaten a head by another promising sort; he seems sure to improve for that experience and is up to winning a race of this nature. Ripon-winner Austrian School is the obvious danger under a penalty.
Piedita - 14:20 Chelmsford
Piedita proved a class apart when winning a Lingfield handicap by four and a half lengths last week and looks the one to side with turned out under a penalty. The runner-up has already boosted the form, and Piedita looks a stout stayer who is only just finding her feet, so is sure to remain of interest. Dunkinta was an easy winner on her handicap debut at Bath three weeks ago and is feared most ahead of Taper Tantrum.
Tommy's Secret - 16:20 Chelmsford
Tommy's Secret is yet to fire this season, but he is becoming very attractively weighted as a result, and is starting to look too well handicapped to ignore. It's worth noting that he hasn't won for nearly two years, but he is arguably much better on the all-weather, and a return to this surface for the first time this season could spark him back into life. Chilli Jam has to be high on the shortlist after his good third at Bath, while Conistone is the type to bounce back with headgear dispensed with.
Timeform UK SmartPlays:
(All from Chelmsford)
Win back Rua Augusta in the 13:20
Win back Piedita in the 14:20
Win back Tommy's Secret in the 16:20