7.20pm Chelmsford Tips & Betting Preview 08/08/2017

A field of nine go to post for the fourth race of the day at Chelmsford on Tuesday evening, see our betting tips and the full race preview below.

IN SUMMARY: There are quite a few doubts about these including Mia Tesoro, who has won four of her last six and would have a chance if fully revved up, but she’s been off 276 days which has to be of concern. One horse who has no doubts is GLITTERING JEWEL and she is a confident selection with some brilliant form in the book for Charlie Appleby. On her second start she finished second in an Ascot maiden to Mori, who finished second in the Ribblesdale and she made her work very hard to get by late on. She easily won her latest start in maiden company and a mark of 88 on handicap debut looks very lenient, so she can take another comprehensive victory under William Buick.

1 SAGELY – Four year old filly who has been in good form the last twice for Ed Dunlop, placing over course and distance back in June before another third at Salisbury last month. She remains on the same mark and looks to have each way claims once again, but she comes up against some unexposed three year olds and looks vulnerable for win purposes under Lewis Edmunds. Impossible to discount her but she’s likely to come up short here.

2 GLITTERING JEWEL – Showed good form in her first three runs for Charlie Appleby, finishing second to the Ribblesdale second Mori on only her second start. She finished sixth in Group 3 company at Chantilly back in June before being found a slam dunk race at Wolverhampton on her latest start. She makes her handicap debut off a mark of 88 which isn’t necessarily harsh and she’s the type to do better in time. William Buick takes the ride and she should take all the beating.

3 BLIND FAITH – Course and distance winner on debut for Luca Cumani but she has failed to win again in seven subsequent starts, last seen at Leicester when fifth at this trip. She was staying on well enough but she remains on the same mark and looks to have a tough task against some unexposed three year olds who should improve past her. Jamie Spencer takes the ride so you can be sure she’ll be coming fast and late, but it’ll be for places only.

4 MIA TESORO – Completed a four-timer at Bath back in August for Charlie Fellowes, running well in defeat in two subsequent efforts. She was last seen over course and distance in November, finishing third after running on strongly late on. She remains on the same mark which would give her each way claims, but she does have a 276 day absence to overcome which is of concern. The market is likely to be the best guide to her fitness and she has a place chance if it speaks favourably.

5 PROSPER – Won two of her first three starts for Roger Varian but has struggled in three runs since, two of those in pattern company so they can be forgiven. What cannot be forgiven was her disappointing sixth at Salisbury when last seen and connections again change the headgear today. Silvestre De Sousa takes back the ride but she looks vulnerable against some better treated horses and cannot be given any more than each way claims.

6 VOGUEATTI – Course and distance winner who has something to prove after two timid displays the last twice for Marco Botti. She was well beaten at Newcastle when last seen in June and although a step back to this trip should suit, she is still three pounds above her last winning mark. Harry Bentley takes the ride for the in form yard and she has possible each way claims, but others make more appeal for win purposes.

7 AUNTIE BARBER – Four year old who is better on the all weather surface than grass, well beaten on her last two starts on the turf for Stuart Williams. The hood is now added, but her strike rate is unappealing and she needs more with Oisin Murphy on board for the in form Stuart Williams yard. Possible each way claims if at her best but others look far more persuasive in a field full of interesting types.

8 HEARTSTONE – Made it nineteenth time lucky when winning at Chepstow on her penultimate start, with a two pound rise not stopping her from finishing third at Bath on her latest start. That was only four days ago though and she will need to have recovered in a tough race for the class. Possible each way claims under John Egan with conditions to suit, but she looks set to play a minor role under John Egan.

9 BLUSHING ROSE – Only win came on polytrack back in August 2016 at Kempton, largely struggling since for Sir Michael Stoute. She was last seen at Windsor where she finished a one-paced third, which was disappointing and this step up in trip needs to suit if she’s to be threatening. That said, it is likely to do so and Ryan Moore is an eye-catching jockey booking, so she looks a main contender and has to be respected.

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