9.10pm Chelmsford Tips & Betting Preview 02/05/2017

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

IN SUMMARY: Hampered inside the final furlong before powering home to beat a subsequent winner, PETE SO HIGH showed his stamina and resolve in droves when claiming Bush House late on and this 130,000 euro purchase should be capable of much better in handicaps upped markedly in trip. A mark of 75 on handicap debut gives him room to progress and the Richard Hannon yard are running well at present, so he is taken to win again under Sean Levey for Middleham Park Racing. It’s hard to separate some of these for the places, with it impossible to rule out Alabaster and Addicted To You who both make their handicap debuts, with perhaps the former likely to win that argument.

1 PETE SO HIGH – Makes his handicap debut off the back of his first win at Wolverhampton in January, beating a subsequent winner after finishing second twice on his previous two starts for Richard Hannon. He starts off in handicaps off a mark of 75 which he can build off and going up in trip makes him very interesting, as he stayed on well under pressure at 1m 1f on his latest start where he was hampered and this 130,000 euro purchase should be capable of doing much better at these distances with a stamina laden pedigree. The yard are going well at present and he’s taken to notch up another victory under Sean Levey.

2 ALABASTER – Showed ability in two maidens before breaking his maiden at Kempton in February, battling back bravely to rest the lead close home, though he didn’t need to improve to win that maiden contest. That was however is first run at 1m 3f and suggested he can do better in time at these sort of distances, with a mark of 75 on handicap debut certainly not insurmountable for Sir Mark Prescott’s three year old. Luke Morris retains the ride and he has place claims at the very least.

3 ADDICTED TO YOU – Showed ability in four maidens before getting off the mark at the fifth attempt when winning a Lingfield maiden in March, clinging on to deny a horse who has been well beaten in two maidens since. Regardless it was a brave effort and he was clearly suited by the step up to the 1m 4f trip, with him likely to find handicaps easier as he starts off on a mark of 75. Stamina unlikely to be an issue and he looks a solid each way candidate under Joe Fanning.

4 BISHOPS CANNINGS – Only four runs for this three year old filly who finished one length behind Addicted To You at Lingfield on her penultimate start when staying on well. She got off the mark on her latest start over the same C&D when taking a weak looking race and she’ll need more for the new trip if she’s to be reversing the form with Addicted To You. Others have perhaps achieved more at this stage and others are preferred on this occasion.

5 LOOK MY WAY – Well suited by the fibresand when winning at the fifth attempt at Southwell last time out in his second handicap at the 1m 4f trip, staying on much the strongest to slam the field by four lengths eased down. He’s been raised 9lb as a result and there has to be a question mark as to the surface, as he’s taking on some very unexposed types on handicap debut who could be ahead of their marks. Should be there or thereabouts but may be vulnerable this time.

6 GEE SIXTY SIX – Dam bred a stout stayer on the all weather and this three year old has shown ability in his maidens for Mark Tompkins, finishing second here over the 1m 2f trip back in March, though the form is questionable. Likely to be better in handicaps and a mark of 68 isn’t overly harsh considering he may improve markedly for the step up in trip, so he’s an interesting candidate. The problem though lies in the fact that others have achieved more at present and they shade the vote this time, though he wouldn’t be a surprise winner.

7 NOTHING COMPARES – Three year old filly for Mark Johnston by Harbour Watch who posted her best effort so far when forth at Kempton in January, though she hasn’t gone on from that and has been put in her place the last twice in weak looking handicaps. She went out like a light at Lingfield on her latest start and despite being dropped 4lb in the handicap makes no appeal again.

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