Saturday's Chelmsford racing tips: Button has right formula

Planet Sport tipster Jonathan Doidge has three super selections for you to follow on Chelmsford's evening card on Saturday January 15.

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Here's a quick list of Planet Sport's picks from Chelmsford on Saturday.

Jensen Button (18.15 Lingfield)

Shanko (17.15 Lingfield)

Nankeen (18.45 Lingfield)

18.15 Chelmsford - Jensen Button

Pick of the day at Chelmsford goes in the Hockton Family Handicap (18.15). Jensen Button has been a very consistent performer for one plying his trade in lower grades.

He won a couple of Class 6 events over C&D in the autumn, before stepping up in grade on his last two starts. He also stepped up in trip omn both of those occasions. In the first of them, he was a bit to free early, having been held up. He came home well to go down by one length into third behind Hathlool.

He was similarly keen when stepped up to 1m4f at Kempton last time, on that occasion finishing nine lengths third to Gaassee. Connections appear to have abandoned the longer distance theory for the moment and there may still be more to come from the gelded son of Kodi Bear back over a mile.

17.15 Chelmsford - Shanko

Punters should put their faith in Shanko in the Novice Stakes (17.15).

The son of Oasis Dream looked a smart sort on his course debut a month ago and might be capable of defying the mandatory penalty before stepping up in grade.

I liked the way he went about his business that day, especially being his first day out on public, and he showed a very willing attitude when challenged.

That can stand him in good stead and he is taken to follow-up that 6f win now dropping back to the minimum trip.

18.45 Chelmsford - Nankeen

Elsewhere on the card, there looks to be a relatively straightforward task in the Start Your RacingTV Free Trial Now Handicap (18.45) for Nankeen.

Simon and Ed Crisford's four-year-old scored on debut at Windsor last May (1m, good) and went very close to following up under a penalty at Nottingham, when conditions were soft.

Unsurprisingly, he returned from a 211-day break as favourite for his All Weather debut at Wolverhampton last month. He didn't need to be at his best that day to defy a penalty. His initial BHA mark of 84 here offers scope for further success on this, his handicap debut.

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