Salateen (stall three of six), the current favourite for the 7f Bet totetrifecta At totesport.com Handicap at Chelmsford (7.30), has been running well of late but isn’t the easiest to win with and is not certain to appreciate the headgear switch from Cheekpieces to a visor (trainer David O’Meara is just 1-50 with his first-time visored runners since the start of 2016).
LUCYMAI (stall two) looks a solid alternative. Her record over course and distance when drawn in single figures stands at 612112118 (5-9), improving to 121211 (4-6) in small fields (nine or fewer runners). She often makes the running but doesn’t have to lead and will hopefully sit on the shoulder of likely front-runner Salateen before pouncing late.
Given James Tate’s fine record with his second-time out juveniles, WAR AND GLORY (stall two of three) looks over-priced in the opening Bet toteplacepot At totesport.com EBF Novice Stakes (6.00). She was very green when a respectable sixth on her debut at Kempton gets chunks of weight from the two last-time out winners, who both made the running on their latest start.
War And Glory – Chelmsford 6.00 (1.5pts win, 10-1 Bet365, BetVictor, 9-1 generally)
Lucymai – Chelmsford 7.30 (2pts win, 5-1 generally)
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