Chester – Day 2 Preview

May 8, 2014

After a 2 unit winning day yesterday with a bet in every race at Chester we were looking forward to today – that was until it started raining. Sadly this forecast looks set for the day and the ground will undoubtedly change. For that reason we have looked for horses that can go on the changing ground and that represent some value. The card was tough enough before this. The only saving grace is that we may get a crop of non runners to eliminate some. Excuses aside – lets have a real go.

Chester Day 2Chester race

1.45  The IG Handicap

Any one of 9 could win this. One of the best 10f handicaps i have ever seen at Chester. Wigmore Hall, globetrotting million pound winner, Sennockian Star who looked like he could be anything last year, Mirsaale, btn just 7 lengths in the Derby, Anaconda, unexposed and locally trained and with Croquembouche and Party Royal we have loads of pace. My action centre’s on two. That’s Plenty and Marcret. I just favour the Irish Raider as I think this horse is versatile in terms of ground, trip and course and he has a great draw in 2.   1 unit e/w That’s Plenty @ 7/1 Sportingbet

2.15 Betfair Huxley Stakes – Group 3

Another terrific Race with last years winner and runner-up in Danadana and Highland Knight. For me I am going to believe my eyes in this one and Noble Mission destroyed Telescope and is a horse going places. Perhaps not to the heights of his brother Frankel but he looks like he has hardened up.  Noble Mission, 2 units e/w @ 11/4 Betvictor

2.45 MBNA Chester Vase Group 3

5 Derby Entries and 2 King Edward entries out of 8 runners, sees this as one of the best renewals. Can Carlo Bugatti follow Ruler of the World to Derby Glory for his stable or will this be a stepping stone for UK horses. I was torn between Scotland and Seagull Star and whilst Carlo Bugatti could be anything he is not the stables number one Derby hope and I am going to side with Seagull Star – 1 unit e/w @ 5/1 with Bet 365

3.15 Boodles Handicap

Some interesting runners. I think it revolves around Muteela, Hot Coffee and Brian Noble. I am opting for Brian Noble who I think will prove, ironically, to be one of Dr Koukash’s best signings. 1 unit e/w @ 13/2 Bet 365

3.50 T&L Leasing Maiden

Not a great race with lots of horses needing further or lacking experience. I have it as a two horse race. Ballymore Castle and London Life and I think there is more value in London Life –   1 unit e/w @ 6/1 Betvictor

4.25 Betfair Handicap

Tough one, all the money is for Jazz and his potential. I think he is too short and he may well go in but we will swerve him today. I’m going with the good draw and ability of Quickaswecan in a race with lots of collateral form.  1 unit e/w @ 13/2 Bet 365

5.00 Investec Handicap

Tough one to finish with but I think the jumps boys will fight this one out and if it weren’t for the draw it would be local trainer Donald McCain with Dispour, however its likely David Pipe has a lurker in this race with Red Seventy who I fancy to run a big race regardless of the ground – 1 unit e/w @ 10/1