Timeform UK SmartPlays: Sunday August 21

There is Flat racing on the all-weather at Chelmsford City on Sunday
There is Flat racing on the all-weather at Chelmsford City on Sunday

Timeform pick out three bets from Chelmsford City on Sunday.


"...that wasn't the first time he has failed to produce his best on turf and the suspicion is he might simply be a better horse on the all-weather..."

Saxagogo - Chelmsford City 14:10

Saxagogo produced a career-best to get off the mark on his handicap debut at Newcastle nine days ago, powering into contention as the field entered the final two furlongs and staying on well to draw two lengths clear. The way he finished his race suggests the return to six furlongs will not be an issue here and, although a 8 lb hike in the weights can hardly be considered lenient, Saxagogo remains open to more improvement after just four starts and is expected to follow up for his in-form yard (four winners from last 11 runners).


Misty Lord - Chelmsford City 15:10

Misty Lord wasn't seen to best effect when third on his most recent outing at this venue, suffering a troubled passage as the field entered the final furlong and ultimately doing well to get within a length of the winner. He also looked quite green through the first half of that contest and - still relatively lightly-raced for a three-year-old - Misty Lord is fancied to show the benefit of that experience and can regain the winning thread. Caroline is thriving at present and can give the selection most to do as she attempts to complete the hat-trick.


Brother Tiger - Chelmsford City 15:40

Brother Tiger was disappointing when down the field on his most recent outing at Goodwood, but that wasn't the first time he has failed to produce his best on turf and the suspicion is he might simply be a better horse on the all-weather. He is now on a mark just 5 lb higher than when a two-length winner over this C&D in February and, with Andrea Atzeni a positive jockey booking, Brother Tiger is expected to dominate from his low draw and can register the eighth victory of his career. Gentlemen could be the one to chase him home.


Timeform UK SmartPlays:
(All from Chelmsford City)

Back Saxagogo in the 14:10
Back Misty Lord in the 15:10
Back Brother Tiger in the 15:40

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