6.30 Chelmsford: Class 6 Handicap, 7f
Navarra Princess returns from a break hence it remains to be seen how fit she is today. On the other hand she can’t fall lower in the ratings and given as low as she is (even though running 1lb OOW) she has potentially a better chance than prices suggest to go close.
Interestingly she has an entry for later this week also (“quickfire double?”). Most compelling is the fact she returns to the preferred 7 furlong trip as we as to Chelmsford, where the filly has achieved a career best topspeed rating in the past. She also ran four times to higher TS than her 46 mark she’s racing off today.
The draw isn’t a positive here but was is the return of headgear: Navarra Princess performed really well with a tongue tie in the past (six from eight in the money) which appears to be a significant addition today after it was left off before her break.
10pts win – Navarra Princess @ 13/1 MB
7.00 Chelmsford: Class 6 Handicap, 6f
The likes of Griggy and Invisible Storm are of high interest here, but another filly in the name of Valley Belle appears to have found a superb opportunity to find back to the winning ways.
The 3-year-old is a course and distance winner as her sole career success came here twelve months ago of a 3lb lower mark. I believe she is potentially well handicapped tonight, not necessarily on the basis of that piece of form but the fact she second time up after a break and has fallen to a 52 official rating now.
Valley Belle three best performances on the clock all come here over this CD where she has run to topspeed 54 and 57 (2x). With a low draw to play and attack from tonight I feel she has a massive chance if in the mood, granted she has plenty of miles on the clock for 3-year-old April foal.
10pts win – Valley Belle @ 12.5/1 MB