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Horse racing tips: Bank on Dubai Station to get you off to a flyer at Chelmsford

The bet365-sponsored card at Chelmsford on Thursday night has attracted some competitive fields and Racing Post tipster Graeme Rodway thinks he has found three superb wagers.

Graeme Rodway’s tips

5.30 Chelmsford - Dubai Station @ 5/1 
7.00 Chelmsford - Roscioli @ 7/1
8.00 Chelmsford - Q Twenty Boy @ 5/2

Horse Racing

5.30 Chelmsford - Dubai Station @ 5/1 

Mick Spirit is a notable non-runner in the opening bet365 handicap (5.30) and Twilight Madness and Cinque Verde now head the market. However, both are edging up the weights and the better bet might be DUBAI STATION, whose mark is falling and he is well handicapped.

Dubai Station was rated 89 only in November and his last win came off 92, so he is clearly nicely treated here running off just 81, provided he can recapture the best pieces of his form.

That is a big question mark, but Dubai Station is better than he showed when beating only one home at Kempton last time. He had the widest draw in stall 12 and could never get competitive, so probably did well to finish only four and a half lengths behind the winner.

He is now fitted with a tonguestrap and blinkers combination, replacing the cheekpieces that he wore last time, and maybe the switch of headgear can do the trick in this smaller field.

Graeme Rodway’s tip:

Dubai Station @ 5/1 - 1pt win

7.00 Chelmsford - Roscioli @ 7/1

The It's Never Ordinary At bet365 Handicap (7.00) provides a good opportunity for ROSCIOLI, who is another that has dropped nicely in the handicap and might be able to take advantage.

The six-year-old is now 6lb lower than for his most recent win at Brighton last year and ran his best race for some time when beaten just a length into third in a handicap at Kempton last time.

Roscioli was heavily backed that day, which suggested he had been showing a bit more at home, and he duly bounced right back to form. It was a clear sign he will soon be peaking.

He races off the same mark here and Rossa Ryan is an eyecatching booking. The leading rider is 4-23 when joining forces with trainer Brett Johnson and a further three of those mounts finished second. That suggests today might be the day for Roscioli to win again.

Graeme Rodway’s tip:

Roscioli @ 7/1 - 1pt win

8.00 Chelmsford - Q Twenty Boy @ 5/2

The Download The bet365 App Classified Stakes (8.00) can go to Q TWENTY BOY, who is only 1lb higher than when last successful at Wolverhampton in January and is in top form.

The nine-year-old has run twice since that last win and nearly added to his tally when beaten just a neck into second at Wolverhampton 10 days ago. The front two pulled three and a quarter lengths clear of the rest of the field that day and Q Twenty Boy is off the same mark.

He is 2lb well in, having gone up in the weights for that last effort, but his new mark has not come into effect just yet and he is equally effective at this track as a course-and-distance winner. Jack Enright, who takes off 7lb and rode last time, is back on and worth his claim.

Graeme Rodway’s tip:

Q Twenty Boy @ 5/2 - 1pt win

Graeme Rodway's tips

5.30 Chelmsford - Dubai Station @ 5/1 
7.00 Chelmsford - Roscioli @ 7/1
8.00 Chelmsford - Q Twenty Boy @ 5/2

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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