Placepot Pointers

Placepot pointers – Sunday 24th January


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1.10: Phil McEntee's three winners at this venue in 2016 points me in the direction of MARY ANN BUGG, especially as Phil's Bushranger representative will be ridden by Josephine Gordon who is a pilot with plenty of ability in this race restricted to apprentices.  Although the form figures of the contenders look reasonable enough, the bar is not raised very high whereby the race will not take a great deal of winning.  My short listed trio is completed by KYLLACH ME and course and distance winner LOUIS VEE.

Chelmsford record of course winners in the opening event:
1/2--Louis Vee (C&D winner)
1/7--Mary Ann Bugg (C&D winner)
1.45: I forgot to start with some Chelmsford 'housekeeping' by reporting that 16 favourites have won via 54 races at the venue this calendar year, which equates to a strike rate of 29.6%.  Three of the six odds on favourites have prevailed, whilst Andrew Balding (4) and Derek Shaw (3) have saddled the most beaten favourites. Ian Williams boasts a 4/4 record with successful market leaders (one beaten favouite), though his only runner on the card (Goodwood Midnight) runs in the seventh race on the card, beyond my Placepot analysis. Upwards and onward by suggesting that another Phil McEntee runner (TASAABOQ) should figure prominently in this grade/company, possibly accompanied by the likes of THE HAPPY HAMMER and WILD FLOWER.  
Chelmsford record of course winners in the second race:
1/6--The Happy Hammer
1/2--Rialto Magic
2.15: Having finished 'in the two' (winning on a couple of occasion) five times via 10 assignments, MODEST is the first name on my team sheet because although winning on the slow surface at Southwell last time out, Michael Bell's Kyllachy raider was beaten just over a length on her only assignment at Chelmsford thus far.  Fellow last time out scorers GOROKAI and course and distance winner DARK SIDE PRINCESS might offer most resistance at the business end of proceedings.
Chelmsford record of course winners in the third contest on the card:
1/2--Alshaqee (C&D winner)
1/3--Dark Side Princess (C&D winner)
2.50:  Simon Dow had won with three of his last six runners at the time of writing (before Saturday's sport was contested when Simon held two declarations at Lingfield), whereby his only runner on Sunday commands plenty of attention, namely DIAMOND CHARLIE.  His last five victories (from six in total) have been gained over this minimum trip and which Luke Morris at the controls, Simon's Diamond Green representative looks sure to run well.  Potential spoilers in the field include BOSHAM and YOU'RE COOL.  All 13 of David O'Meara's runners this month had been beaten as I write this column, a negative scenario which causes yous truly to bypass the chance of Jebediah Shine this time around.
Chelmsford record of course winners in the fourth race:
2/4--Ciome On Dave (Dual C&D winner)
1/2--Bosham (C&D winner)
1/3--You're Cool (C&D winner)
3.25: Stuart Williams has saddled six of his last 17 runners to winning effect and no other trainer has saddled more than his total of four winners here at Chelmsford in 2016.  Stuart runs just one runs just one inmate during the whole of the weekend (INVADE) whereby the step up to a mile following a winning six furlong appearance last time out catches the eye.  Stuart's Intense Focus filly was beaten four lengths at Lingfield on her only effort over the tip thus far, but that race was contested on just her second start and with plenty of miles on the clock now, I'll trust Stuart's intuition that INVADE will be finishing at full speed on Sunday.  Connections probably have most to fear from the dual course and distance winners listed below, namely KALON BRAMA and CLARY.   
Chelmsford record of course winners in the fifth contest:
3/11--Kalon Brama (Dual C&D winner)
2/3--Clary (Dual C&D winner)
1/1--Desert Morning
1/8--Ela Goog La Mou
3.55: An early foal out of a Daylami mare, FUN FOR ALL ran well enough at Wolverhampton on debut earlier this month to suggest that a race of this standard should be on the radar.  Martin Meade's Azamour filly SHOOFLY is related to a dual winner, whilst John Gosden's four-year-old MISS GILER cannot be ignored in this event, even though junior raiders tend to win these mixed vintage contests.  
All references to placed horses on these pages are based on an exact science regarding general place terms offered by bookmakers and
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Chelmsford card on Sunday:
3--James Given
3--Phil McEntee
3--James Tate
2--Milton Bradley
2--Peter Charalambous
2--Mick Easterby
2--David Simcock
2--Mark Usher
1--Conrad Allen
1--Michael Bell
1--John Best
1--Jim Boyle
1--Robyn Brisland
1--Anthony Carson
1--Mick Channon
1--Simon Dow
1--Ed Dunlop
1--Chris Dwyer
1--Robert Eddery
1--Julia Feilden
1--Charlie Fellowes
1--Jimmy Fox
1--John Gosden
1--William Haggas
1--Shaun Harris
1--John Jenkins
1--Sylvester Kirk
1--Daniel Kubler
1--Phil McBride
1--Tim McCarthy
1--Martyn Meade
1--Neil Mulholland
1--Mike Murphy
1--David Nicholls
1--David O'Meara
1--Jamie Osborne
1--John O'Shea
1--Lydia Pearce
1--George Peckham
1--Deborah Sanderson
1--Bryan Smart
1--Eugene Stanford
1--Ann Stokell
1--James Unett
1--Ian Williams
1--Stuart Williams
57 declared runners
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