Following a 7/2 winner and a place yesterday, Steve Ryder is back with three tips for today's action.
The Michael Herrington trained STREET POET (best priced at 7/1) has a good record at Chelmsford in his career with form figures of 603223141 at the course and I expect him to run well again at this venue. The nine-year-old won over 7f here in May off a mark of 51 before putting in two good efforts at Wolverhampton including over 1m½f marks of 55.
Street Poet won by a short head last time on his return to Chelmsford where he stayed on well at the finish under Harry Davies. Interestingly he bled from the nose that day so that performance can probably be upgraded and therefore a 3lb rise could prove lenient. Connections have booked the talented 7lb claimer Conor Planas for the ride and he should run well with up to five places available.
Only six runners go to post for this 0-95 fillies’ handicap and I think the favourite TIPPY TOES (best priced at 6/4) will prove hard to beat. The Charlie & Mark Johnston trained three-year-old has form figures of 2111 at the course with her only defeat coming on her second start when 2nd by a nose in a novice race over 5f. She is unbeaten in three starts over this course and distance with victories coming in two novice races and a listed race on her reappearance.
Tippy Toes has slightly disappointed in better company since on turf but now drops back down in class to a Class 3 handicap off top weight. She is a prominent racer which suits this course well nad I expect her to prove hard to beat under Franny Norton.
The George Scott trained TIMESTAMP (best priced at 13/8) showed very little on his first three career starts but won on handicap debut over this course and distance and he should prove hard to beat under a 6lb penalty. The three-year-old was beaten 14, 33 and 23 lengths when sent off 50/1, 125/1 and 125/1 for this first three career starts over a mile and 1m2f before having a gelding operation.
Timestamp won easily last time over this course and distance when upped in trip to 1m6f for the first time and fitted with a first time tongue tie. The gelding won by 5 ½ lengths at the finish so he looks well treated under a 6lb penalty and he is expected to follow up in this race.