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CHESTER Racecourse Template (Friday 6 May 2022)

The Racing Horse offers our powerful and insightful RACECOURSE TEMPLATE for CHESTER (Friday 6 May 2022).

There is a 7-race card including 5 handicaps, a Conditions race and a Group 2.

The going is expected to be good to soft.

CHESTER FAVOURITES (5 years)
Non-handicap                     Handicap
2yo:    21-58  for 36% (-11.23)   6-21  for 29%  (-5.93)
3yo:    15-33  for 45%  (+2.92)  32-90  for 36%  (+1.53)
4yo+:   14-26  for 54%  (+6.71)  37-136 for 27% (-13.99)
Total:  50-117 for 43%  (-1.60)  75-247 for 30% (-18.38)

TOP 5 TRAINERS at CHESTER for 2021           +/-   E
T Dascombe (14%) 15-61	 25%	+9.66       +11%   0   
A Balding (16%)   7-36	 19%	+9.70        +3%   6    
T Easterby (10%)  7-37	 19%	+7.62        +9%   1    
M Johnston (14%)  7-43	 16%   -10.30        +2%   0
R Fahey (11%)     7-66	 11%   -12.25        +0%   0 

TOP 5 TRAINERS at CHESTER last 5 years       +/-   E
R Fahey (11%)    39-344	  11%   -54.34       +0%   0  
T Dascombe (14%) 36-239	  15%   -54.38       +1%   0  
A Balding (16%)  31-150	  21%   -13.97       +5%   6 
M Johnston (14%) 22-151	  15%   -25.56       +1%   0
T Easterby (10%) 17-129	  13%    -6.00       +3%   1   

HOT TRAINERS 05/04/2022 to 04/05/2022        +/-   E
M Todhunter (9%)   4-9    44%    +1.50      +35%   1
W Haggas (22%)    17-59   29%   -12.79       +7%   3
A P O'Brien (11%) 20-70   29%    +7.17      +18%   1  

TRAINERS COLD LIST  SAW   E
D K Weld (15%)       39   1
T Easterby (10%)     35   1
N Tinkler (10%)      28   1

TOP 5 JOCKEYS at CHESTER for 2021           +/-   R
F Norton (13%)    9-47	 19%    -3.30       +6%   3  
H Turner (10%)    7-24	 29%    +6.70      +19%   0  
J F Egan (7%)     6-23	 26%   +10.75      +19%   2 
J Hart (12%)      5-14	 36%   +17.50      +24%   0 
A Farragher (14%) 4-5	 80%    +8.73      +66%   0  

TOP 5 JOCKEYS at CHESTER last 5 years       +/-   R
R Kingscote (14%) 24-165  15%   -36.86      +1%   0  
F Norton (13%)    22-163  13%   -42.57      +0%   3   
D Probert (12%)   15-82   18%   -22.15      +6%   3 
P Hanagan (12%)   14-97   14%    -7.07      +2%   0  
H Bentley (13%)   13-42   31%   +22.50     +18%   0 

HOT JOCKEYS 05/04/2022 to 04/05/2022        +/-   R
H Davies (19%)  7-24   29%   +10.25        +10%   4
R Moore (18%)  25-89   28%    -3.64        +10%   3
F Dettori (24%) 8-32   25%    -0.72         +1%   2

JOCKEY COLD LIST  SAW   R  
J Spencer (14%)	   26   3   
D Probert (12%)	   21   3
L Edmunds (00%)    21   1

TOP 5 OWNERS at CHESTER last 5 years         +/-   R   
Dr M Koukash (11%) 33-332   10%   -93.09     -1%   3   
King Power (15%)    8-49    16%   -17.60     +1%   1    
Moh A Maktoum (15%) 5-37    14%   -14.51     -1%   0  
Team Wallop (17%)   4-6	    67%    +9.90    +50%   0 
Cheveley Park (17%) 4-11    36%    +0.11    +19%   0   

FIXTURES
Friday 6 May 2022

FAVOURITES: Our sample size for Chester is small and this fact is best acknowledged. Winning favourites at Chester show 125-364 for 33.89% and a level stake loss -19.98. Non-handicaps win at 43% for almost a break-even figure, whilst handicap favourites win at 30% (-18.38) so below the national average.

TRAINERS: From the number of winners perspective, the top trainers at the course over the past 5-years are: A Balding (40), T Easterby (22), R Beckett (17), I Williams (16) & W Haggas (12). Tim Easterby is currently on the cold list showing 0-35. He has just one runner tomorrow. Andrew Balding (20%) has 6 runners entered and will surely boost his record at the track, whilst hot trainer William Haggas has 3 entered. Between these two trainers there must be at least 2 winners!

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AIDAN O'BRIEN has the most fabulous figures at Chester and recorded a fabulous 34/1 double from just two runners on Wednesday. He now shows 34-87 for a massive 39% producing a level stake profit of +46.93. He only has one entry for Friday.

COLD LIST TRAINERS: Dermot Weld makes the trip to Chester and to date he is 1-10 for 10% at Chester. He runs FALCON EIGHT 3.15 (to be ridden by Frankie Dettori) but is currently 0-39. This horse won this race last year!

As we go to post Ian Williams has 13 entered, one imagines a few withdrawals.

JOCKEYS: Ryan Moore is now 46-170 for 27% at Chester after a brilliant treble at 11/8, 7/1 & 10/3 on Wednesday. His figures in the last 14 days show 19-48 for 40%. He has 3 rides tomorrow. Apprentice Harry Davies has 4 rides and it will be interesting to see what he makes of the course.

Franny Norton has 3 rides. He has ridden 140 winners at Chester which is 72 more than any other jockey. Last year he rode a winner on each day of the May Meeting.

COLD LIST JOCKEYS: As we go to post both Jamie Spencer (0-26) and David Probert (0-21) are on the cold list but we doubt they will be much longer.

OWNERS: Marwan Koukash has 3 entries whilst King Power have just a single entry. 

BY THE WAY: Hugo Palmer has recently made the journey up the M6 to join forces with Michael Owen and Andrew Black at Manor House Stable in Malpas, Cheshire and it was imperative the trainer got off to a good and quick start. This duly happened on day one when Ever Given was absolutely smashed in the betting mark. We are expecting more from this team than was provided by Tom Dascombe.

PLEASE NOTE: Results does not include Thursday's racing.

1.30
FOOLS RUSH IN
(H Palmer) formerly with T Dascombe, Ben Curtis rides
BOARDMAN (T Easterby) trainer on cold list, trainer shows profit of £22.23 when one runner at a meeting, completed hat-trick over C&D last May, Jim Crowley rides

2.05
LORD PROTECTOR (R Beckett) beaten favourite last time out, Rob Hornby rides
MUJTABA (W Haggas) beaten favourite last time out, trainer 24% in early season and 25% with horses racing 10f+, Jim Crowley rides
CAP FRANCAIS (I Williams) winner in the last 7 days, Ben Curtis rides
RESTORER (I Williams) weighted to win 95 > 86, Royston Ffrench rides

2.40
MEGALLAN
(J & T Gosden) 2nd behind Group 1 performer last time out, type to do better as a 4yo, Frankie Dettori rides

3.15
FALCON EIGHT
(D Weld) won this race last year, beaten favourite last time out, trainer on cold list, Frankie Dettori rides
SOLENT GATEWAY (H Palmer) formerly with Tom Dascombe, Ben Curtis 35% on winning favourites

3.45
FLAMING RIB
(H Palmer) drops from Group 3 to Class 3, Ben Curtis rides
KING'S LYNN (A Balding) goes well fresh, trainer 20% at Chester, David Probert rides

4.20
SCAMPI
(A Balding) trainer has won 2 of the last 7 runnings, trainer 20% at the course, David Probert rides
ARCTIC FOX (M Todhunter) hot trainer, Harry Russell rides
RED FLYER (J Best & K Jewell) longest traveller 239 miles, Saffie Osborne rides

4.55
BELLATRIXSA
(V Williams) trainer and jockey won this race last year, Franny Norton rides
DANCE TO PARIS (L Wadham) beaten favourite last time out, Rob Hornby rides

Jason Weaver on Chester

At Chester, for most of any race, your horse will be leading with its near-fore, the one closer to the inside rail. And you have only two chances to change that: in the short home straight, or after the winning post in contests longer than a full circuit. You need to maximise those if you want to make ground or get a breather into one, because it’s not natural for a horse to lead on its near-fore all the way. It can pay to be brave in sprints. The straight may be short, but there’s still time to ride a finish.

Paul MoonThe Racing Horse

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