All-weather Thursday racing tips – Best bets for Southwell & Chelmsford

Friday racing best bets. Tips for Chelmsford, Ffos Las, Wolverhampton and Dundalk.Friday racing best bets. Tips for Chelmsford, Ffos Las, Wolverhampton and Dundalk.

Brian Healy gives his all-weather Thursday racing tips for both of the day’s fixtures at Southwell and Chelmsford.

Friday will play host to two all-weather fixtures with afternoon action going to post at Southwell on their fibresand surface in the afternoon; while in the evening under the floodlights there is racing on polytrack at Chelmsford.

Southwell (flat, aw) – 2.20 – 4.50pm (6 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) – 5.30 – 8.30pm (7 races)

Brian Healy asseses both cards and provides his all-weather Thursday racing tips for each meeting where a total of 13 races will unfold throughout the day.


2.20 Southwell – THREE C’S (5/2, BetVictor)
3.20 Southwell – MOVEONUP (13/8, BetVictor)
3.50 Southwell – SANDRIDGE LAD (2/1, BetVictor)
6.00 Chelmsford – LALANIA (7/2, BetVictor)
6.30 Chelmsford – FIGHTING TEMERAIRE (3/1, BetVictor)
8.30 Chelmsford – ROCA MAGICA (7/4, BetVictor)


(2.20 Southwell)

THREE C’S (5/2, BetVictor) is 2-2 at this venue and the Kodiac gelding can strike again to land a hat-trick of wins.

George Boughey’s Kodiac gelding was a winner on his return from a break earlier in the month, beating Letmestopyouthere by three lengths over this trip. He then stepped up on that effort to win over one mile here last week, beating Equidae by just over one length.

He carried a penalty that day and so his further penalty for that latest success will demand more from him. However, he could be worth chancing to find another jolt of improvment with his rider’s claim able to offset 7lbs of his burden.

Assuming this outing doesn’t come too soon just six days later then he can collect another win.

All-weather Thursday racing tips. Gay Kelleway can saddle a winner at Southwell.

All-weather Thursday racing tips. Gay Kelleway can saddle a winner at Southwell.

(3.20 Southwell)

MOVEONUP (13/8, BetVictor) has been in good heart in recent starts, winning two of his last five starts since being equipped with a visor and the Zebedee gelding can get back on the scoresheet.

A winner at Chelmsford in January, he bounced back from finishing third on his next outing to score over course and distance with a defeat of Qaaraat by two lengths. Gay Kelleway’s charge has finished in the frame on both subsequent outings, finding only tone The Barone too good at Chelmsford and then finishing a close third to Astro Jakk over course and distance on Tuesday evening.

That was a much more competitive content than this and he could bounce back to winning ways returned to this level under his good 7lbs claimer assuming this outing doesn’t come too soon after his earlier midweek exertions.

(3.50 Southwell)

SANDRIDGE LAD (2/1, BetVictor) is thriving at present, winning his last three starts over course and distance and the Equiano gelding can continue his good spell to strike again.

John Ryan’s charge carried a double-penalty to a half-length victory over Robero last Friday, keeping on well to score and the third from that race has since come out to win here on Tuesday evening.

This could come plenty soon enough during his recent busy spell, but he is in great form and the bulk of his latest penalty is offset by a good 3lbs claimer. He looks worth keeping faith with to get the job done again assuming his recent spate of outings and climb up the handicap don’t catch him out.

2.20 – Three C’s
2.50 – Godfather
3.20 – Moveonup
3.50 – Sandridge Lad
4.20 – Charlie Arthur
4.50 – Bolt N Brown


(6.00 Chelmsford)

LALANIA (7/2, BetVictor) finished off her time with Stuart Williams in decent fettle, winning over five furlongs at this venue; the Kheleyf mare has since continued her good spell having joined William Stone.

Runner-up on her yard debut at Lingfield in December she stepped up to run out a readywinner net time over six furlongs at that venue. She wasn’t seen to best effect over course and distance on her last run where she finished round four lengths’ fourth behind Fantastic Flyer.

She didn’t help herself on that occasion by racing freely; but she turns out here 1lb lower and could bounce back to form.

All-weather Thursday racing tips. Fighting Temeraire can strike at Chelmsford.

All-weather Thursday racing tips. Fighting Temeraire can strike at Chelmsford.

(6.30 Chelmsford)

FIGHTING TEMERAIRE (3/1, BetVictor) has probably found six furlongs too sharp in his last two outings, but Dean Ivory’s charge can get back on the scoresheet here reverting to seven furlongs.

The Invincible Spirit gelding was a course and distance winner back in December and he has finished fourth on both subsequent outings at Chelmsford and Kempton where he wasn’t disgraced in either start.

The form of his latest run is fair with the third horse home winning subsequently and the handicapper has eased him 1lb in the ratings. This is a trappy contest, but he should be happier back at the longer trip and he can make his presence felt where he might get back to winning ways.

(8.30 Chelmsford)

ROCA MAGICA (7/4, BetVictor) has found some improvement since being stepped back up to one mile, winning twice over course and distance.

Ed Dunlop’s charge posted her latest victory earlier in the month with a near-three lengths’ defeat of the reopposing Grandee Daisy and a repeat of that effort might be enough to see her go in again.

She did well to overcome some trouble in running last time where she ran out a ready winner and she had a subsequent winner behind. A 5lbs penalty looks workable and if this doesn’t come too soon just one week on then she could take some beating here.

5.30 – Time To Reason
6.00 – Lalania
6.30 – Fighting Temeraire
7.00 – Lord Halifax
7.30 – Rulers Kingdom
8.00 – Shine On Brendan
8.30 – Roca Magica