MAMBO DANCER can add to his gains this winter with victory in the Bet Exacta At Handicap at Chelmsford's evening meeting.

The Mark Johnston-trained four-year-old has two wins from three outings so far this year, most recently at Wolverhampton earlier this month.

Racing over an extended two miles, he did really well to chase down Seaport after that one kicked three furlongs out, getting on top deep inside the final furlong and having plenty in hand of the strong-finishing Suegioo at the line.

He has another 5lb to overcome for that success but, with only three previous outings at this sort of trip, there is room for a bit more progression yet.

Franny Norton is booked to ride today's nap selection.

BEAUTIFUL MEMORY can continue her progression in the Eat, Drink, Celebrate At Novice Stakes under 5lb claimer William Cox.

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained filly showed promise in two seven-furlong juvenile starts, including when third in a useful novice event at this track in October, and it was no surprise to see her run out an easy winner on her reappearance here last month.

All-weather sensation SPARE PARTS can add to his tally in the Bet Trifecta At Handicap.

The Phil McEntee-trained four-year-old has been one of the stories of the winter season, rattling up five victories so far this year – the latest coming in what was a decent race for the grade at Wolverhampton last weekend.

Easy to back at Dunstall Park, he proved the market wrong to win from a career-high mark. Considering his trainer thought he might have been lacking a bit in sharpness after what for him was a mini-break, he should be cherry ripe for win number six of the campaign.

HARBOUR PATROL can back up a recent Wolverhampton success in division one of the Bet Scoop6 At Handicap, with BE BOLD looking a reasonable option in the second division of the seven-furlong event.

CYRUS DARIUS can return to form and capture the Timeform Morebattle Hurdle at Kelso for the second successive year.

The nine-year-old went on to Cheltenham for the Champion Hurdle after comfortably beating One For Harry by seven lengths last February but he was well behind Buveur D'Air.

Now after three runs over fences this season, connections have decided to revert to the smaller obstacles.

It would be a great achievement and poignant should Ruth Jefferson saddle Cyrus Darius to victory after taking over the reins from her late father Malcolm.

Since making a winning debut over fences on this track in October, BIG RIVER rather lost his way at Haydock, but showed signs of a revival when third at Warwick last time out.

Trainer Lucinda Russell sends him back to the Borders venue for the Ivan Straker Memorial Chase over the same distance of two miles seven and a half furlongs and the eight-year-old is certainly worth another chance.

Chris Gordon's team is in pretty good heart and ROTHMAN can give the Hampshire trainer success in the Injured Jockeys Fund Chase at Fontwell.

The eight-year-old ran a decent race when second to Mercian Prince at Kempton a month ago and can go one better.

TARA MIST pulled up last time out at Newbury but in truth she was a little out of her depth behind the classy Ms Parfois and will find things a lot easier in the Wren Mares' Handicap Chase at Leicester.

Henry Daly was operating at a 30 per cent strike rate last month and this lightly-raced nine-year-old has more to offer at this sort of trip.


Chelmsford: 5.55 Ted's Brother, 6.30 MAMBO DANCER (NAP), 7.00 Beautiful Memory, 7.30 Spare Parts, 8.00 Harbour Patrol, 8.30 Be Bold, 9.00 Volturnus.

Fontwell: 2.05 Doctor Bartolo, 2.35 Don't Tell George, 3.10 Rothman, 3.45 Minellatillmorning, 4.20 Redmond, 4.55 Jaytrack Parkhomes.

Kelso: 1.25 Elusive Theatre, 1.55 Taxmeifyoucan, 2.25 Cyrus Darius, 3.00 Big River, 3.35 Ryedale Racer, 4.05 Al Co, 4.40 Hitman Fred.

Leicester: 1.40 Skipping On, 2.15 Must Havea Flutter, 2.45 O Maonlai, 3.20 Tree Of Liberty, 3.55 Tara Mist, 4.30 Hazel Hill.

Double: Mambo Dancer and Beautiful Memory.