Timeform UK SmartPlays: Thursday, March 29

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

Timeform pick out three bets from Chelmsford on Thursday evening...

"...a 6 lb rise in the weights may not be enough to prevent Andrew Balding's charge from following up..."

Timeform on Luna Eclipse

Espadrille - Chelmsford 14:55

Well-bred and armed with plenty of potential, Espadrille could be another winner for the red-hot Charlie Appleby yard. She built on the promise of her eye-catching debut when scoring at Kempton in November and this stiffer test may help unlock improvement. Heeyaam was narrowly outpointed by Espadrille's stablemate Broderie over C&D last time and is next best ahead of Amourice, who proved better than ever when second on handicap debut at Newmarket in August and should be suited by this trip on return.

Luna Eclipse - Chelmsford 16:05

Luna Eclipse was nicely on top at the finish when making a winning handicap debut at Kempton last month and, with the potential to do better still, a 6 lb rise in the weights may not be enough to prevent Andrew Balding's charge from following up in what looks, admittedly, an interesting heat of its kind. Poet's Prince got back on track when scoring on his reappearance at Southwell and may emerge as the main danger, although Tanseeq is also accorded respect on the back of his breakthrough success at Kempton in November.

Sonnet Rose - Chelmsford 16:35

With this drop back in trip a good move, Sonnet Rose is taken to deservedly get her head back in front. She was collared close home in a slightly stronger race than this over a mile at Lingfield recently and has fewer questions to answer than most of her rivals, with the in-form Sebastian Woods (three winners from his last seven rides) good value for his 7 lb claim. Wild Acclaim shaped better than the bare result over C&D last week and could prove most troublesome, while Chetan makes each-way appeal.

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