Bowerman well treated on handicap debut – Chelmsford 07/12/2017
The feature race at Chelmsford on Wednesday evening is the one-mile handicap for three-year-olds and upwards at 7.00.
Bowerman favourite for Chelmsford feature
Roger Varian and Jack Mitchell provide the favourite here in the lightly-raced Bowerman. He is a three-year-old colt by Dutch Art out of a mare by Danehill and made his racecourse debut in November last year.
He was beaten a head by Stradivarius over a mile at Newcastle. That form has worked out exceptionally well with the winner finishing third in the St Leger at Doncaster and winning the Group 1 Goodwood Cup.
Bowerman did not reappear until Kempton in April when he comfortably beat Ply by three and three-quarter lengths. Andrea Atzeni had him up with the pace throughout before racing clear to win impressively. He has presumably had his training problems since but a mark of 87 looks lenient for his first run in a handicap. Bowerman will start from stall two and we can expect Mitchell to settle him close to the lead on Wednesday.
Sibilance represents Beckett at Chelmsford
Not many of these have any worthwhile recent form but Sibilance could be an exception. The grey filly finished third to Zwayyan at Ascot in a Conditions race in October. She won her first two races on the all-weather before finishing third to Tomyris in a Listed race at York. Sibilance could not get competitive on her next two outings but the Ascot run was encouraging.
Luke Morris rides the five-year-old Chevalier, beaten five lengths by Early Morning at Lingfield last month. Archie Watson’s gelding was third in this race a year ago and was having his first race since June when placed at Lingfield. He is unlikely to be improving at his age but should be there or thereabouts.
The same applies to the veteran Belgian Bill, trained by George Baker and ridden by Liam Keniry. He won the Royal Hunt Cup in 2013 and the Betfred Mile in 2015. He owes his connections nothing and went close at Kempton on his penultimate start in October. Belgian Bill then finished fifth of eleven behind Arcanada at Lingfield. C Note is capable of winning this on his best form and has recently changed stables. He is now with Heather Main having previously been trained by Martyn Meade. He did not get the smoothest of passages when sixth to Early Morning and has a chance of reversing the form with Chevalier.
Chelmsford Betting Tips 07/12/2017
7.00 Bowerman @Ladbrokes