Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday February 23

There is all-weather racing from Chelmsford on Thursday
There is all-weather racing from Chelmsford on Thursday

Timeform pick out three bets from Chelmsford on Thursday.


Toy Theatre - Chelmsford 14:20

Toy Theatre showed little in four starts for Mark Johnston last season, but proved a different proposition when making a successful handicap debut for the Michael Appleby yard over this C&D three weeks ago and remains potentially very well-treated from just 5 lb higher in the weights here. Indeed, that form leaves her 2 lb clear of the field on Timeform ratings and, with the possibility of more to come on just her second start for this yard, Toy Theatre is fancied to see off the attentions of the thriving Seaview and can follow up.

Basheer - Chelmsford 16:05

Basheer was badly in need of the experience when down the field on his racecourse debut at Wolverhampton last month and showed the benefit of that initial outing with an improved effort to finish fourth on his most recent outing at Kempton. He still didn't look the finished article on that occasion, but that form gives him the edge over Red Alert on Timeform ratings and Basheer should prove extremely difficult to beat if making the expected progress here. Essential makes plenty of appeal on pedigree and is feared most of the remainder.

Loumarin - Chelmsford 16:40

Loumarin returned to form when third on her most recent outing at Wolverhampton, travelling strongly towards the head of affairs throughout and keeping on well in cheekpieces for the first time to be beaten less than two lengths. She has now dropped to a mark 5 lb lower than when last successful at the same venue in November 2015 and is fancied to regain the winning thread if building on the promise of that latest effort here. Veena was a game winner of her most recent outing at Newcastle and can give the selection most to do.

Timeform UK SmartPlays:
(All from Chelmsford)

Win back Toy Theatre in the 14:20
Win back Basheer in the 16:05
Win back Loumarin in the 16:40


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