CLASSIC STAR has a good chance of following up his last time out win with another victory today in the 5.30 at Chelmsford, a 7f handicap.
Breaking his duck at the 13th attempt over course and distance, he ran out a 3 3/4 length winner under 5lb claimer Sophie Ralston and was raised 7lbs. Today, Luke Bacon is in the saddle claiming 7lbs, so effectively the horse is 5lbs higher.
Confidence is so important to horses, so having now won, he may well go on to better things. Today will not be easy and he faces dangerous opponents in Phoenix Star and Kraka but he has a sound each-way chance at 9/2.
Sandy Heartbeat is an 80/1 chance in her first handicap in an 11-runner race, due off at 7pm at Chelmsford. Joey Haynes rides the lightly-race Compton Place filly who will have easier opportunities in future.