Day two at Chester was another good day for Triple G with two wins from three bets again; nice bit of profit from the Roodee so far.
Short and sweet for me on the Friday as most of the card at Chester is a punting nightmare; see the Chester Cup where at least half the field has a chance! The main dish of the day on the Roodee is at 2.25 the Group Two Huxley Stakes over 1m2f. It is impossible to ignore the chance of Eminent off the back of what he did as a three-year-old. Another bonus is he won on debut at two and first time out at three so it would appear he goes well fresh meaning the fact he hasn’t been on track for 244 days can be seen as a positive. He is a shade odds-on at 5-6 but I wouldn’t be offering anybody 7-4! War Decree from the O’Brien yard has to be feared but he isn’t exactly a big gun at Ballydoyle and Eminent beat him fair and square in the G.3 Craven last season.
Kachy has been installed as the jolly, 6-4 with Hills, for the five furlong LDF Conditions Stakes at 4.05 but is drawn 8 of 8 which is a big negative. He likes to be up with the pace which is a plus here, has a 100% record on the Roodee two from two over track and trip, but he has to be out of the stalls on the B of the Bang to get across. If I could get on after the first furlong or so I might have a punt but I can’t be backing him at 6-4 because if he misses the break it is as good as all over.
Elsewhere Godolphin's New Approach filly Duchess Of Berry goes in the 1m2f Barry Gurr Memorial Maiden Fillies' Stakes down at Lingfield due off at 2.15. Sire needs little introduction and dam Princesse Dansante won a Listed race over 1m4f in France and competed at a high level all her career. Being by her this filly is a half-sister to Golden Town who won a couple of races for Saeed bin Suroor and the useful Skiffle who won a Listed heat over 1m2f for Charlie Appleby back in 2016. Appleby still has his string in fine fettle and they should know what they are doing with this filly knowing the family as well as they do. She could be decent and is worth a punt on her racecourse debut and I have the 11-4 overnight.