Timeform’s John Ingles highlights a NAP and Next Best choice at Chelmsford on Thursday.
This fillies’ handicap appears to be between the two Yorkshire-trained three-year-olds in the discipline, with choice for Charlie & Mark Johnston’s Espressoo over Midheaven for David O’Meara. Espressoo made the body in all three of her begins final 12 months, together with when crushed half a size by the re-opposing Atomise in a novice at Leicester on her last begin. However, Espressoo confirmed loads of enchancment on her return in a fillies’ maiden at Ayr final week, relishing the step up to seven furlongs as she made all the operating and solid clear in the last couple of furlongs to win by six lengths with any quantity in hand. She’s able to following up below a 6 lb penalty.
There are a couple of with probabilities on this seven-furlong handicap however Henry Spiller’s Perfect Focus appears able to giving weight away all spherical. He was nicely backed on his first begin for the yard at Wolverhampton final month however, unusually for one accustomed to racing prominently, he by no means actually received into the race from the rear and will solely shut up steadily late on. That was a barely higher race and, down in grade and with that run probably to have blown away the cobwebs after a few months’ absence, Perfect Focus is taken to open his account right here.