Chester May meeting
It’s Day One today on the historic Roodee, another welcome sign that sunnier days are well within our grasp. Love to go racing at Chester – intimate little track, gorgeous setting, cracking competition.
Wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t have a quick look and try a little Patent this afternoon, so here’s three horses to play with.
*Three single bets, three doubles, and a treble – 7 bets in total.
The Lily Agnes, for flying 5-furlong 2-yr-olds. Surprised there’s no R Hannon representative here as his string appear in fine order, but we have a very competitive-looking field nevertheless.
The all-conquering Classic-winner James Doyle is aboard Glorious Angel for Hugo Palmer, and should hopefully improve significantly for a debut at Nottingham last month.
Another blink-and-you’ll-miss-it, around the flying five. Last year’s Lily Agnes hero Navello returns to the scene of his success for this £20k to the winner handicap, and picks up top jock William Buick. George Boughey’s charge will do for me.
Stand by your beds for a confident selection (oo-er, matron – pass the smelling salts …)
Joseph O’Brien’s Above The Curve is a warm-ish order for this, the Cheshire Oaks, and can score here for Ireland. Smart winner of a Leopardstown maiden last month, she’s entered for THE Oaks, at Epsom, too. Potential victory today could see her present odds contract for the big one significantly.
*Example – £1 win Patent on the above – total stake £7.
Horse racing odds today