Chester Boodles May Meeting - Day Three

Friday is the final day on the Roodee as the Boodles May Meeting as the three day extravaganza at Chester comes to a close. It's a bit quieter on Friday with just the one Pattern race supported by some fiendishly tricky Handicaps and the Maiden. The going is soft, heavy in places but no rain is forecast this afternoon. 

Best bets for the horse racing at Chester - day two Boodles May Meeting

The race of the day is due off at 2.40 the Group Two 1m2½f IRE-Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Huxley Stakes. Following an impressive two-year-old campaign Point Lonsdale of course had just the one run as a three-year-old when tenth in the 2,000 Guineas. He came out for his seasonal bow and took the G.3 1m2f Alleged Stakes at the curragh last month in a style that suggests a fair bit of the talent is still there and it will be fascinating to see how the colt goes for this rest of the season. He has a number of Group One entries as you might expect and he will need to be winning this to seriously be considered for any of those. The stable is in form here yet again, he is the class colt in the field, and I am on at 11-10  this morning. Mujtaba has an equally impressive list and number of entries and steps into Pattern class for the first time here. His win on heavy going at the end of last season down at Newbury was impressive and he is lightly enough raced to suggest he has more to give but it is a fairly big step-up in class. Foxes Tales is fit from the All-Weather and is capable of picking up some decent prizemoney.

The Chester Cup over 2m2½f at 3.15 is traditionally one of the big betting heats of the meeting and there are plenty in with chances in this year's renewal. Metier would of liked more rain I would suggest so his chance isn't what it might of been had it been wetter, Call My Bluff goes well round here but is short enough for a race like this and good old Euchen Glen might go well at a price. I am leaving it alone 

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