Monday racing tips for Chelmsford, Kempton, Lingfield and Punchestown

Planet Sport tipsters have had a long look at an exciting card at Chelmsford on Monday, December 19. They have also picked out selections for Kempton, Lingfield and Punchestown.

Here's a quick bit of detail on our key selections for Monday's action, you can find a full list of tips for every race across all the tracks at the bottom of the page. 

Don't forget to check out the racecards, results and live odds in the Planet Sport racing live centre.

19:30 (Chelmsford) Pandemic Princess

Pandemic Princess is given another chance in the Support The Injured Jockeys Fund Handicap at Chelmsford.

Formerly trained in Ireland, her first run for Alice Haynes - a second-placed finish over this course and distance last month - was full of promise.

At the rear and bumped along over two out, she finished as well as anything and was only three-quarters of a length away at the end.

Sent off favourite at Kempton a couple of weeks later, she was ridden handier but ultimately disappointed after having every chance.

If she is forgiven that then on the evidence of her run here she definitely can win off her current mark.

17:30 (Chelmsford) Maharajas Express

Maharajas Express must take plenty of beating in the EBF Restricted Novice Stakes.

The Richard Spencer-trained youngster made his debut last month, breaking well at Kempton to sit in third before quickening well after the cut-away.

He did not have to be asked too many questions to do so, either, and he rates a useful prospect at this stage.

18:30 (Chelmsford) Giant

It could be a good evening for the Spencer yard, with Giant holding claims in the CCR Restricted Maiden Stakes.

Like his stablemate a son of Rajasinghe, he has only run once - at Newmarket in October where he looked in need of the experience before making encouraging late gains. He is sure to be better for that.

19:00 (Chelmsford) Barging Thru

Barging Thru should give a good account in the Racing Welfare Handicap.

Archie Watson's charge returned from a break of 177 days to make all at Wolverhampton in May, before falling just short when trying to repeat the trick at Lingfield the following month.

He has the same absence to overcome this time, but is obviously capable of a break and Luke Morris takes the ride having been in the saddle on his penultimate run.

20:00 (Chelmsford) Bluebells Boy

Bluebells Boy has not had the rub of the green in two runs so far but his time might have come by way of the Christmas Party Nights Restricted Maiden Stakes.

His first outing was shrouded in fog, but just about enough was seen to know he performed with promise while last time out he had the misfortune to not only bump into Lord Paramount but also meet with interference in doing so.

He would not have won but it still did him no favours and he could very likely have been at least third without it.

20:30 (Chelmsford) Three Dragons

In the lucky last, the Handicap, not too many will be opposing the Morris-ridden Three Dragons.

He had not been seen since March last year - an absence of 620 days to be exact - when winning pretty much as he liked at Wolverhampton last month, on his first outing for Matt Crawley.

Monday's selections in full:

CHELMSFORD: 5.30 Maharajas Express, 6.00 Bonnsie, 6.30 Giant, 7.00 Barging Thru, 7.30 PANDEMIC PRINCESS (NAP), 8.00 Bluebells Boy, 8.30 Three Dragons.

KEMPTON: 12.20 Tagabawa, 12.50 Dragonball Prince, 1.20 Mighty River, 1.50 Rooful, 2.20 Covert Mission, 2.50 Uther Pendragon.

LINGFIELD: 12.30 Range, 1.00 Bobo Mac, 1.30 Furkash, 2.00 Hoe Joly Smoke, 2.30 Walk In The Wild, 3.00 Metier, 3.30 Mexican Boy.

PUNCHESTOWN: 12.40 Invictus Machin, 1.10 Bodhisattva, 1.40 La Malmason, 2.10 Galopin Des Champs, 2.40 Appreciate It, 3.10 Temptationinmilan, 3.40 Blizzard Of Oz.

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