October 23 Racing Tips and Odds: Emblem Empire to rule at Chelmsford

This Essex track was the scene of the thrilling battle for the flat jockey title and there is no let off on Saturday, October 23. All-weather doyen Pete Farries has all the best tips from Chelmsford.

To me, to you, to Yimou. There's nothing to chuckle about Pete's first pick from Chelmsford on Saturday night.

7.00 Chelmsford - Yimou

Pete is keen on the consistent if not lethal Dean Ivory entry Yimou in the six furlong sprint in Essex.

The former John Gosden runner has racked up a whole heap of seconds, including last time out over course and distance.

The capable Robert Havlin gets the leg up and here's a snippet of why Pete reckons Yimou can do the business on the night.

"Think this could be a very interesting runner Yimou, constant second place finishes, including a second placed finishes, including a course and distance second last time around.

Was beaten that day by the before raced unfancied Trumble who ran superbly in the end.

It wouldn't be fair to say that Yimou troubled Trumble that day but it would be fair to say was easily the best of the rest and I think anyway that this is going to be a time for Yimou to step forward and take a win.

The Haggas runner of Maajdah, also in this race, is obviously I think going to be the market favourite but not for me."

7.30 Chelmsford - Percy's Prince

Havlin again partners Pete's pick aboard Percy's Prince in the 7.30 with Amanda Perrett's charge a leading fancy.

A first place over two miles on the all-weather at Kempton last time out should mean this one mile, six furlongs is well within range for Percy's Prince.

A second place over the course and distance on his penultimate start can see this son of Sir Percy in a position to rule at Chelmsford.

Here is a soupcon of the rationale behind Pete foreseeing a princely performance.

"Has gone really well both here and at Kempton in the last couple of weeks. Last time out at Kempton actually won and here in a course and distance last time, finished second.

There's not too many others in this race that I would have any sort of worry about. A yard that is looking quite handy, one of the better runners of late from that yard. It all just seems to add up to make Percy's Prince a really good way in."

8.00 Chelmsford - Emblem Empire

If there's ever a training combination who can lay claim to an empire its John and Thady Gosden and Pete reckons his pick in the 8.00 is ready to go on a run.

Not out of the top three in two opening career runs on the all-weather, the Gleneagles colt won well when last seen at Lingfield over Saturday's distance.

Emblem Empire finished second on debut at Kempton, meaning that the three-year-old is at home on the all-weather.

Havlin completes the trio of rides for Pete's Picks with the experienced jockey capable of the hat-trick.

Here's just some of the reasons why Pete is empire building on Saturday.

"It wouldn't massively surprise me if this runner went off odds-on by the time the race gets going.

I don't care about that.

Emblem Empire second on debut, then had a win over this trip at Lingfield last time around and looked very, very good.

This is one to watch and also, of course, related to Gleneagles, one of my favourite runners, that lovely Irish thoroughbred from a couple of years ago."

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