Chester Tips and Racecourse Guide
There has been racing at Chester since 1539, making it the oldest racecourse still in operation anywhere in the world.
The Roodee plays host to highly competitive racing throughout the summer, in front of packed crowds.
Chester remains one of the most popular racecourses in the country with racegoers and the May meeting, which is a three-day affair, features the prestigious Chester Cup, a handicap run over 2m2f. There are also two notable Classic trials; the Chester Vase and the Cheshire Oaks, the latter proving the springboard to greatness for Enable, who went on to win the Oaks at Epsom on her next outing in 2017.
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German raider Loft won at Group 2 level in his native country in May, beating a very smart field. He has since gone on to win impressively at the same level in Belmont and the son of Adlerflug can make light of his 7lbs penalty here.
His form is head and shoulders above that of his rivals and though the three year olds could improve, he should take this on his return to action.
3.05pm Chester – Loft win @ 11/10 (most firms, 6/5 in places)
Bullace was too keen at Newmarket last time, having previously run well in the blinkers (now discarded) at the same course on his previous outing. However, he is well drawn today on a course that should suit, and there’s no doubt this mark is workable if he can put it all together.
3.40pm Chester – Bullace each-way @ 8-1 4 places (various firms)
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Chester Top Trainers (2020)
1. Tom Dascombe 5 winners (19%)
2. Richard Fahey 5 winners (9%)
3. Ralph Beckett 4 winners (31%)
4. Andrew Balding 4 winners (20%)
5. Ian Williams 4 winners (17%)
Chester Top Jockeys (2021)
1. Harry Bentley 6 winners (33%)
2. Richard Kingscote 6 winners (23%)
3. Ben Curtis 3 winners (27%)
3. Callum Rodriguez 3 winners (27%)
5. David Probert 3 winners (19%)
How to get there
A taxi from Chester station to the racecourse costs around £8.
Chester station is just over two hours from London Euston. It is a 20-minute walk from the station to Chester racecourse.
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 25 miles away and the journey to Chester racecourse takes around 35-40 minutes. A taxi is around £65-75.
Chester Top Races
G2 Huxley Stakes
G3 Chester Vase
G3 Ormonde Stakes
Listed Cheshire Oaks
Listed Dee Stakes
Listed City Plate
Listed Queensferry Stakes
Listed Chester Stakes
Listed Stand Cup
Chester Cup Handicap
Chester Tips Archives
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