Chelmsford 15.45 11 February – Can Tone The Barone defy a penalty?

Much-improved Williams sprinter hard to oppose at Chelmsford

Horse Racing Betting

It is modest fare at Chelmsford on Tuesday but at least all-weather racing is riding to the rescue again for UK racing in the aftermath of Storm Ciara. Six runners are set to contest the handicap over 5f and it is probably the most interesting race on the Essex track’s card.
Horse Racing Betting at William Hill

Quick double on the cards for unexposed sprinter?

It is no surprise that TONE THE BARONE is likely to start a hot favourite.
Stuart Wiliams’ four-year-old looked a reformed character at Chelmsford only four days ago. Following wind surgery and an extended break, the chestnut gelding justified strong market support to win by six lengths on his all-weather debut.
A winner twice on Turf last season, at Windsor and Yarmouth, he appears to go particularly well fresh so a quick return to action is a slight concern, along with his penalty, but he has had only 10 career starts so there will be plenty happy to back him again at 8/13 with Bet365.

In-form Kelleway runner looks main danger

Moveonup (a general 11/2) has won two of his three starts in 2020.
He’s won a handicap at Southwell since scoring for the first time at the 15th attempt at Chelmsford last month.
However, both victories have come at Class 6 level and the grey has been raised 6lb since Southwell as opposed to the 5lb extra that will be carried by Tone The Barone.

Can top weight thrive away from Lingfield?

Green Door is the other recent winner in the line-up.
Now a nine-year-old, he has spent his entire career at the stable of Robert Cowell.
Cowell is a past master at producing sprinters but all of Green Door’s three all-weather victories have come at Lingfield. Despite a 3lb rise for his latest success, he has won off much higher marks on Turf so Grace McEntee’s mount can’t be ignored and he does have the plum draw. He is a best 6/1 with Boylesports.

Lorna Cole may be best of the rest

Despite not having run since finishing last at Kempton in September, Lorna Cole may prove the pick of the remainder.
Bill Muir’s filly has yet to win a handicap but she was successful in novice events at Newcastle and Lingfield last season and was successful off the same mark at Ffos Las last year. The returning grey is a best 20/1.

Chelmsford 15.45 Prediction

A wind operation appears to have improved Tone The Barone to a whole new level.
If reproducing his run at the weekend, it’s difficult to ignore the claims of the Stuart Williams runner against largely more exposed opposition.

Tone The Barone 8/13 1/2 1/2
Moveonup 9/2 9/2 11/2
Green Door 9/2 5/1 6/1
It Must Be Faith 16/1 16/1 20/1
Look Surprised 16/1 20/1 25/1
Lorna Cole 16/1 16/1 20/1

(Betting Odds were taken from Bet365, Unibet & Betvictor on February 10, 2020 at 19.00)

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