2.25pm Chester – My Lord And Master 2pts Win (3/1)
Very unexposed for William Haggas, having had just the three starts but his win at Nottingham at the back end of last season was very impressive and 6 lengths behind that day was yesterdays Chester Vase winner, Young Rascal. He stepped up in class last time time out in a Listed race at Epsom where he was only just denied by the talented Crossed Baton. Dee Ex Bee was in behind that day and with that form looking solid and given his room for improvement, My Lord And Master looks a good bet today.
3.00pm Chester – Another Batt 1pt Win (11/2)
Third in the European Free Handicap when last seen, the front running tactics adopted by Another Batt on that occasion should see him go close today given he’s drawn to strike in stall 2. He’s a consistent Listed winner who seems to have room for manoeuvre in handicaps and given that he’s been dropped a pound from last time, his claims look too good to ignore. Even though he has to concede weight all round, he’s tough and has plenty of class, plus his third behind Hey Gaman is the best form on offer here.
4.35pm Chester – Ghostwatch 2pts Win (11/4)
Bought for a whopping 2.1million Guineas by Godolphin, this son of Dubawi has a lot to live up to. He was third in a pair of good quality maidens over a mile last season before getting off the mark at Wolverhampton when stepped up to a mile and a half for the first time last month. That was a decent race for the track and his future definitely looks over this trip, given that he still holds a Derby entry connections must he think he has plenty of ability. He’s making his handicap debut off a mark of just 82 and he could quite simply be thrown in.
5.05pm Chester – Berrahri 1pt Each Way (9/1)
On a track where it pays to be to the fore, Berrahri is the only guaranteed front runner I can find in this field so the race could set up perfectly for him to have an easy lead if getting over from stall 10. He won off a pound higher at this track last season and the booking of Silvestre De Sousa for the first time is seriously eye-catching.
8.10pm Chelmsford – Higher Power 2pts Win (3/1)
His record on the all-weather speaks for itself, 3 wins from 5 attempts and when he last competed on synthetics he won the Northumberland Plate, getting the better of Natural Scenery which is good form. He should come on for his reappearance effort on turf at Nottingham and a return to this surface plays right into his hands against a favourite who has an absence to overcome.