A maximum field of 17 horses have been declared for the historic Chester Cup on Friday. We will provide Horse Racing tips preview and prediction for this extended 2m 2f stamina test, due to get underway at 2.45pm.
We will also supply Horse Racing tips for the races taking place at 1.45pm and 3.45pm. A seven and a half furlong Class 2 handicap and a one mile two and a half furlong Class 2 handicap. All three races will be shown live on ITV4.
Our Tip for the 1.45pm at Chester:
The rain that has fallen on the Roodee over the last few days, changing the going to good to soft, soft in places, has come just in time for the Richard Hughes-trained Brentford Hope.
A late withdrawal from the Lincoln Handicap on the first day of the Flat season due to the lively conditions, the lightly-raced four-year-old should be in his element, especially should more rain fall at the track before start time on Friday.
The fact that the mount of Ryan Moore does not appear to be particularly well drawn in stall 9, should not inconvenience the hold-up performer who is unlikely to make his challenge until late on.
Held in high regard by his trainer, the son of Camelot, a cheeky winner at Haydock on his final start of last season, is more than capable of winning a race of this nature off what could turn out to be a lenient mark of 98.
Course and distance winner Revich and Ascension, from the Roger Varian stable, look the main dangers.
Our Tip for the 2.35pm at Chester:
Despite a moderate draw in stall 13, the Hughie Morrison-trained Not So Sleepy looks the one to beat in this historic contest, especially if jockey Graham Lee can manage to obtain a good early position for nine-year-old.
Fourth in the last two Cesarewitch’s, the classy hurdler has course form to his name, having won the 2015 Dee Stakes before finishing third in a competitive handicap at this meeting three years ago.
Not So Sleep was far from disgraced in Grade 1 hurdles at Cheltenham and Aintree on his last two starts and with the bonus of the recent rain that has eased the going, should take plenty of beating.
At a bigger price, last year’s Ascot Stakes winner, Coeur de Lion, should come on for his most recent run at Newbury and has every chance of making the frame at the very least.
Our Tip for the 3.45pm at Chester:
Third in the Silver Royal Hunt Cup last season, the Ed Dunlop-trained Alternative Fact will be visiting the Roodee for the first time. The consistent six-year-old looks the type to be suited by this unique track however and providing the hold-up performer gets the breaks, the Dalakhani gelding is fancied to make a winning reappearance.
The booking of Ryan Moore for the first time certainly takes the eye and a reproduction of the horse’s two efforts at Haydock last July, both on soft ground, should be good enough to take this extended 1m 2f contest.
The biggest danger could come in the shape of bottom weight Data Protection who is only 2lb higher than when winning a similar race at Sandown last August.
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