Monday – 4th February

A very mediocre day’s racing and not one in which I will be getting too involved in. There are three races only that I am interested in today. None are very strong selections but runners I feel offer a little bit of value in weak races.

2:30 Chelmsford,  7f Handicap (Class 7) (3yo+ 0-50)

BABY GAL – Is my selection here, she seems to be improving steadily since the introduction of the blinkers and would not need to approve from her last run to win this. At first glance stall 13 (now 12 due to the non-runner) would look a big negative but with almost 3 fur;longs to the first bend the outside draws have the best record in 15 runner races and stall 12 has the highest impact value.

4:00 Chelmsford, 5f Handicap (Class 6) (3yo+ 0-55)

INVISIBLE STORM – Again is another runner drawn wide but that does not worry me as again the wide draws tend to fair out ok. The pace angle is slightly confusing as a few of these have shown a tendency to go forward but none are guaranteed and the selection has shown a decent early speed over 6 furlongs. I am hoping connections use forcing tactics and make this a catch me if you can race. This looks far easier than her last race with an average rating of just 49 compared to 57 last time out. Jockey and Trainer have a profitable 15.58% strike rate together.

4:55 Wolverhampton, 7f (7f36y) All Weather “Hands And Heels” Series Apprentice Handicap (Class 6) (4yo+ 0-55

CALEDONIA LAIRD – Is a three-time CD winner who was withdrawn from a slightly weaker race last weak this is a very interesting runner. He run better than his position suggests over CD first time after wind surgery back in August off a mark of 59 in a race with an average rating of 62 and races today off 52 in a race with an average rating of 12lbs lower. All 3 CD wins have come off higher marks than this, twice at 59 (both coming from similar draws) and latest off 55. Today’s very capable jockey who is 2 from 2 at the track for this yard takes off another valuable 3lbs.

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