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Chelmsford Racing Tips: Durdle to open the Door

Timeform’s Andrew Asquith highlights a NAP, Next Best and Each Way selection at Chelmsford on Thursday…

“A subsequent 4lb rise in the weights looks lenient for this lightly-raced filly and she can follow up that success…”

NAP: Durdle Door can win again

Durdle Door – 18:00 Chelmsford

Durdle Door is racing from 1 lb out of the handicap but she proved better than ever when resuming winning ways over this trip at Lingfield in December, confirming the promise of her two previous starts to gain a first handicap win with something in hand. She was forced wide entering the straight on that occasion but picked up well in the straight to be readily on top at the line. A subsequent 4lb rise in the weights looks lenient for this lightly-raced filly and she can follow up that success.

SBK2/1

EXC3.35

Trainer: Gary Moore
Jockey: Aidan Keeley
Age: 4
Weight: 8st 1lbs
OR: 76

NEXT BEST: Alia is the right Choice

Alia Choice – 19:00 Chelmsford

Alia Choice made plenty of appeal on paper – out of a smart and precocious mare – and showed plenty to work on when hitting the frame over this trip on debut at Newcastle in December. She showed speed that day but left the impression she was in need of the run, not given a hard time when starting to weaken in the final furlong, and she seems sure to have learnt plenty from that initial experience. The winner that day has boosted the form since, and Alia Choice won’t have to improve much more to come out on top here.

SBK11/8

EXC2.38

Trainer: Kevin Ryan
Jockey: David Probert
Age: 3
Weight: 8st 9lbs
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EACH WAY: Brass Clankers on a good mark

Brass Clankers – 19:30 Chelmsford

Al Qaasim is sure to be popular turned out under a penalty following his easy win at Southwell last week, but Brass Clankers goes well round here and makes more appeal at the prices. He couldn’t repeat his win in the race from 12 months ago when third over course and distance last month, but he showed enough to suggest he is back in form in a race not run to suit. He was left with too much to do in a race run at a steady gallop but he should be competitive from this mark back in a handicap.

SBK10/1

EXC13

Trainer: Robyn Brisland
Jockey: David Probert
Age: 5
Weight: 9st 1lbs
OR: 49

Thursday 3 February, 6.00pm

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Durdle Door

Zarzyni

Royal Pleasure

Shallow Hal

Top Breeze

Count Otto

Muscika

Nigel Nott

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Thursday 3 February, 7.00pm

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Alia Choice

Sherdil

Em Jay Kay

Debit Card

Highest Ambition

Tabeeb

Enlightenment

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Thursday 3 February, 7.30pm

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Al Qaasim

Bella Colorossa

Copake

Brass Clankers

Smokey Malone

Rania

Artisan Bleu

Doonbeg Farmer

Cents In The City

Tilsworth Lukey

Ivahunch

Mustang Kodi

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