Free racing tips: Man On The Spot previews and Nap selection for Chelmsford on Thursday evening

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Resident tipster Man On The Spot looks ahead to tonight's action under the lights at Chelmsford with a preview and tip for every race.


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Rated 70, Parish Academy sets a moderate standard and the likes of Impeach and Vanitas may well improve past him. The latter finished runner-up at Lingfield on last month’s debut while Lochnaver was well beaten in testing going at Newmarket on her introduction and stablemate MARAAKIZ is preferred. The Haggas colt is the first foal of a Group 1 winner in South Africa and could be good enough at the first time of asking. Lochanthem is related to a host of winners and makes more appeal than stable companion Bookmark while Shielded is a newcomer to note for an in-form yard.

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Several have claims in this including Galactic Glow, a runner-up at Newmarket last time, while Ballard Down finished closer at the same track last time. Mr Scaramanga is only 2lb higher than when scoring over track and trip last month and Count Of Amazonia finished second in this grade at Redcar earlier and a tongue-tie is applied having undergone wind surgery since. Aroha is fitted with headgear having gone close in a maiden race and Masked Identity steps back up in trip along with FLAMING SPEAR. The latter hasn’t won since landing a Listed race in 2018 but has slid down the weights and caught the eye finishing strongly for third over 7f here last time.

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DAZZLING ROCK (NAP) was beaten only a head over today’s trip before winning over 1m6f at Wolverhampton. He looks worth sticking with given Ralph Becketts’ yard remains in flying form. Good View has struggled since winning at Pontefract in September and a couple of less exposed types make more appeal. Tampere finished second of four runners over a shorter trip here recently and makes her handicap debut along with Bye Bye Lady, who returns to action having won over 1m4f at Wolverhampton over a year ago.

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ABERAMA GOLD has the best recent form of these. He won at Doncaster before posting an even better effort when second in Listed company at the same track and Keith Dalgleish’s colt looks the one to beat. Nigel Nott and Poets Dance have been thereabouts in lower grade sprints recently and the latter scored over track and trip last month while Lipsink is a winner in France debuting for new connections. Tawny Port has past form at this level but the remainder are harder to recommend in their current form.

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Pull Harder Con won at Southwell last week and carries 6lb extra while Captain Ryan has recorded all four wins on the all-weather to date at Wolverhampton. VINCENZO COCCOTTI has raced over course and distance twice since September and won on both occasions. He gets another chance back at this venue while Krazy Paving landed a double here at the start of the year but remains 4lb higher. Both Canimar and Daddies Diva finished runner-up in their respective divisions of the same 7f race here last time.

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AT YOUR SERVICE recorded his only win so far on the all-weather over track and trip last year and is 9lb lower today. A length defeat at Lingfield last month suggests a bold bid is on the cards today. Six Til Twelve can do better back over today’s trip but Comeatchoo returned a disappointing favourite at Wolverhampton last time. Passional has more scope than most and is fitted with a tongue-tie on her first outing for a new yard while Secret Treaties earlier win at Kempton came over 7f.

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Invincible Larne beat Gold Brocade a couple of lengths over 6f here recently and is 6lb higher. CHITRA also raced over 6f last time but was beaten less than a length over the minimum trip at Lingfield before that and gets the nod on that form. Reassure may do better today dropped in class with additional headgear applied while Aces and Dynamo Walt have both tumbled down the weights looking for their first wins of the year.

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Man Of Verve won by a neck at Newcastle in September and Pope Gregory steps up in trip having landed a double over a mile here last month. CAFE MILANO has slid down the handicap and showed the benefit when beaten less than a length at Kempton. The headgear is back on for this and a bold showing is expected. Double Reflection and Kenstone are not badly treated if at their best while Minori is one of the least exposed.

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Engrave won over track and trip in September but was well beaten back here recently when THUNDER FLASH finished third to the progressive Beat The Breeze. Ian Williams’ charge gets another chance in this. Pink Jazz has been thereabouts over shorter trips and Muraaqeb is back on a winning mark while Feldspar drops down in distance in first-time headgear on only his second start handicapping.


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