Saturday all-weather best bets – Tips for Lingfield and Chelmsford

Saturday all-weather best bets. Tips for Lingfield and Chelmsford.Saturday all-weather best bets. Tips for Lingfield and Chelmsford.

Brian Healy looks over Saturday’s horse racing fixtures and gives his Saturday all-weather best bets and tips for every race for the meetings at Lingfield and Chelmsford.

Saturday’s fixture list of horse racing meetings across the UK and Ireland takes in a pair of all-weather meetings where there is afternoon racing action on polytrack at Lingfield; while Chelmsford also race in the evening under the floodlights on their polytrack surface.

Lingfield’s classy fixture includes the latest renewal of the Winter Derby and there will be a few star names on show at the Surrey venue during the afternoon.

Lingfield (flat, aw) – 1.30 – 4.55pm (7 races)
Chelmsford (flat, aw) – 5.30 – 8.00pm (6 races)

A total of 13 races will go to post across both meetings and Brian Healy gives his Saturday all-weather best bets and tips in every race.


2.05 Lingfield – GOOD EFFORT (6/4, Betway)
3.50 Lingfield – ALMUFTI (2/1, William Hill)
6.00 Chelmsford – STORMY MOUNTAIN (4/7, Ladbrokes)
6.30 Chelmsford – VICTORY BOND (10/3, William Hill)
7.30 Chelmsford – TIME TO STRIKE (15/8, William Hill)


(2.05 Lingfield)

GOOD EFFORT (6/4, Betway) is thriving at present and could take another forward step to extend his winning run to four in this Listed prize.

The Shamardal horse has won his last three starts which includes a defeat of Soldier’s Minute in a Listed contest over six furlongs at this venue, scoring by two lengths, and there could be better still to come from him.

He had won over this trip the time before so this drop back to the minimum distance will hold no fears where he could make all the running from his draw against the far rail. He had a few of these behind him in that last success and he can uphold that form here with another success.

(3.50 Lingfield)

ALMUFTI (2/1, William Hill) has won on his last two starts over course and distance, latterly beating Silent Attack by one length two weeks ago.

Hugo Palmer’s Toronado gelding did well to overcome some trouble in running on that occasion, eventually winning a shade comfortably and a subsequent 4lbs rise in the weights for that win might not be enough to prevent him from following up here.

A potentially progressive sort, he can continue his good spell at this venue and he ought to make his presence felt once again.

1.30 – Toro Dorado
2.05 – Good Effort
2.40 – Bombshell
3.15 – Bangkok
3.50 – Almufti
4.25 – Pirate King
4.55 – Group One Power

Saturday all-weather best bets. Andrew Balding's Bangkok can win the Winter Derby.

Saturday all-weather best bets. Andrew Balding’s Bangkok can win the Winter Derby.


(6.00 Chelmsford)

STORMY MOUNTAIN (4/7, Ladbrokes) probably won’t be much of a prize to open her account at the second time of asking, but the Dark Angel filly ought to take plenty of beating here.

Charlie Appleby’s charge made a solid introduction despite looking inexperienced early, eventually finishing just a half-length runner-up behind Lottie Marie where she had a subsequent winner in arrears.

She looks sure to improve for that debut and ought to prove a tough nut to crack here with the promise of better to come.

(6.30 Chelmsford)

VICTORY BOND (10/3, William Hill) got back on the winning trail when successful over course and distance back in December, beating Pactolus by three-parts of a length, and William Haggas’ charge has been shaping better than the bare results in three subsequent defeats.

The Medicean gelding latterly was beaten only one length behind Rangali Island at Wolverhampton last month where he was perhaps unsuited by the steady pace.

This again could develop into a tactical affair, but the slightly stiffer test could suit and having been eased 1lb in the weights he can make his presence felt.

Saturday all-weather best bets. Chelmsford are racing in the evening.

Saturday all-weather best bets. Chelmsford are racing in the evening.

(7.30 Chelmsford)

TIME TO STRIKE (15/8, William Hill) improved for his break to make a winning reappearance over course and distance following six months off and David Simcock’s charge can improve again with that run under his belt.

The Muhaarar gelding looked a potentially smart sort in readily landing the spoils, not extended to register a near-four lengths’ verdict and while the form perhaps is nothing special he can build on that performance switching to the handicap ranks where an opening mark of 77 looks very workable.

She has the potential for better still after just three career starts and she can make her presence felt here where it wouldn’t be a surprise to see her strike again.

5.30 – Golden Fountain
6.00 – Stormy Mountain
6.30 – Victory Bond
7.00 – Cash N Carrie
7.30 – Time To Strike
8.00 – Verne Castle