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Chelmsford City Racecourse Tips

Chelmsford City Racecourse is based in Essex and is one of seven 'All-Weather' tracks in the United Kingdom it has a Polytrack surface and was originally known as Great Leighs before its closure for a few years and opening under the new banner.

Type of Racing: Flat only, floodlights enable the course to stage numerous evening race meetings throughout the year.

Highlights: Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday at the end of August, when 50% of admission fees go to the Macmillan charity. Check out the dates for future Chelmsford races by going to the official Chelmsford City Racecourse website.

TV Channel: Racing TV

 Check our Best Bookmakers For Live Streaming Guide to see where you can watch the live-action after placing your Chelmsford bets.

Read on below for useful Chelmsford top trainer and jockey stats, plus informative hints and tips for Chelmsford races to help you get the most out of your betting experience.

If you are off to Chelmsford races today then why not download the OLBG app to keep up to date with all the latest Chelmsford tips at the track?

* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Chelmsford City

Chelmsford City Outright Favourite Statistics

  • AW Handicaps: 405-1241 (33%) -62.61
  • AW Non-Handicaps: 167-412 (41%) -72.96

Chelmsford City Racecourse Map

Left-handed Polytrack, a pure oval with sweeping bends makes it a good track for galloping types. Kickback has been a major issue, resulting in coming from off the pace is more difficult. Changes are being made to make this less of a hindrance.

Races over 7f and 8f are run from different chutes, with the milers negotiating an extra bend. It often pays to follow horses that are up with the pace, as producing a turn of foot in the closing stages can be difficult.

Chelmsford Racecourse Address: Chelmsford City Racecourse, Chelmsford CM3 1QP

Chelmsford Racecourse Telephone: 01245 360300

To buy tickets for a race day at Chelmsford, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

Chelmsford City Flat Racecourse Map
Chelmsford City Flat Racecourse Map

How to use the Chelmsford tips

Here you will find today's free Chelmsford tips from OLBG's knowledgeable horse racing tipsters. The most popular Chelmsford picks for each race are listed at the top of the page and to view all the predictions just click on the race time.

To place a bet just hit the 'Add' to betslip button next to the Chelmsford tip you want to follow and the selection will be saved to your betslip. Check the odds comparison table at the top of the screen to see which of your bookies are offering the best odds.

Select your preferred bookie and you will then be directed to their site with your betslip selections already complete, just add your stake. Visit the OLBG horse racing best tipsters page to view the Chelmsford tips and comments by the best-performing horse racing tipsters.

Chelmsford City Draw Bias

When breaking Chelmsford City down into trips then you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the best LSP, that would be stall 2 over a trip of 1m6f which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of +50.41. With an LSP of -241.98, the most unsuccessful stall at Chelmsford City is stall 2 when backing runners over a trip of 7f over the last five years.

Here we have the draw bias for Chelmsford City taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

  • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
  • Mile (1m to 1m1½f)
  • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

Chelmsford Jockey and Trainer Statistics

Who are the best all-weather jockeys and trainers to bet on at Chelmsford City?

When looking at profitable trainers only, then it is Richard Hughes who leads the way with a total of forty-one winners producing an LSP of +68.47 whilst M Appleby leads the overall list with eighty winners but shows a loss overall. With an eachway LSP of +41.19 at Chelmsford City, Mike Murphy leads the trainers in profit for backing eachway which has been helped by their forty-three placings which include a total of thirteen winners. A total of fifty-four winners from four hundred twenty-eight runners at Chelmsford City has S C Williams at the wrong end of the trainers' list with their 13% strike rate and worst LSP of -161.60.

Whilst Luke Morris is the most successful jockey at Chelmsford City with a total of fifty-seven winners, if you backed all of their rides you would be showing a loss. Callum Shepherd is the most successful jockey at Chelmsford City for those who show a profit if backing all their rides thanks to a total of fifty-three winners and an LSP of +108.51. If you are looking for a jockey to follow in the eachway market then it is Finley Marsh who leads the way at Chelmsford City, they have had a total of thirty-three placings which includes fourteen winners over the previous five for an eachway LSP of +40.23. Shane Kelly does not have a great record at Chelmsford City, their LSP of -159.16 has them stone dead bottom of the jockeys' list, which has come from thirteen winners from two hundred twenty-six rides which is a 6% strike rate.

Chelmsford City Picks & Hints

Here are some factors at Chelmsford City for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

  • 5-9 (56%) +44.00 - Backing Richard Hannon (Jnr) runners when horses are aged 6yo
  • 5-12 (42%) +40.50 - Backing R A Teal runners when horses are aged 3yo
  • 6-12 (50%) +17.70 - Backing D M Simcock runners when over a trip of 5f
  • 6-13 (46%) +13.90 - Backing Charles Hills runners when horses are aged 2yo
  • 10-20 (50%) +13.75 - Backing Jim Crowley rides when over a trip of 1m

Chelmsford City Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Chelmsford City based on the number of winners:

  • 25 Wins: J H M Gosden & Robert Havlin
  • 17 Wins: Archie Watson & Hollie Doyle
  • 16 Wins: M Appleby & Ali Rawlinson
  • 16 Wins: M Johnston & Francis Norton
  • 15 Wins: S C Williams & Marco Ghiani

Chelmsford City Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

Richard Hughes219-41-93+68.47+36.30
Henry Spiller269-34-85+73.83+27.56
James Tate140-33-56+7.23-17.27
M L W Bell177-32-62+56.53+20.24
Jane Chapple-Hyam213-27-62+23.65+18.53
R M Beckett105-26-44+39.28+19.96
Simon Crisford130-25-57+12.31-1.43
R M H Cowell201-24-60+81.09+35.76
Ivan Furtado189-20-51+25.04-3.61
M D I Usher159-20-45+10.99-7.97

Chelmsford City Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

Callum Shepherd401-53-128+108.51+33.33
Oisin Murphy207-48-116+16.99+9.63
Richard Kingscote196-33-83+31.57+10.67
R Dawson155-25-53+72.93+27.82
Jim Crowley90-25-37+5.57-12.36
Kevin Stott80-22-44+8.57+9.08
Rob Hornby177-21-45+6.51-14.53
Joe Fanning126-19-45+9.50+3.13
S M Levey177-18-64+27.23+11.95
Pat Cosgrave96-17-43+17.50+10.50

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Chelmsford Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics, draw bias and the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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