The Boodles May Festival in Chester reaches a thrilling finale on Friday, with action from Ascot, Ripon and Wolverhampton, All live on Sky Sports Racing.
3.15 Chester – 2021 winner Falcons faces 16 in eight Cup
Highlights of top three-day meet at historic Rudy Tote Chester Cup (3.15) Features an elite-competitive field of 17 over the extended two mile and two furlong trip.
They are headed by one of two fillies representing the Manor House Stables of Michael Owen, a worthy seven-year-old. rajinskyWhich will be ridden by top contender Harry Davis.
From a bottom mark of 8lb in third place in the race last year, Hugo Palmer’s gelding beat the out-of-form Trution in the Listed Further Flight Stakes at Nottingham last month before looking out of his depth in the Sagaro Stakes at Ascot.
Owen and Palmer also sent Cesarevich to fourth place zophieBen Curtis’ mountain, which appears to have been targeted by the team.
dermot weld falcon eight Received this award two years ago and returned to fifth place 12 months later.
Both tritonic (Alan King) and business (Harry Fry) boasts of high-level form at odds, but is returned to the flat here, which Holly Doyle had previously booked.
2.40 Chester – Point Lonsdale to beat in Huxley
group two Irish-Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Huxley Stakes (2.40) drew a classy field of six in which Aidan O’Brien’s point lonsdale Will lead the market.
The four-year-old made an impressive return to action by winning the Group Three Alleged Stakes at the Curragh last month and will bid for further progress under the stewardship of Ryan Moore.
light four year old poker face There is a front runner for Simon and Ed Crisford with Jamie Spencer on board. Having won two of his three starts in the previous season, he finished an excellent race and made moves in class and distance when runner-up in the Group Three Earl of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket.
fox tales The company was successful last month in Kempton and is another step up in grade for Andrew Balding and Oisin Murphy.
Layfayette (Noel Mead), Mujtaba (William Haggs) and royal champion (Roger Varian) Complete the line-up.
1.30 Chester – Boardman may be worth backing Rudy’s return
a typically competitive renewal of CAA Stellar Earl Grosvenor Handicap (1.30) The third day begins the card and sees 13 runners compete over seven and a half furlongs.
last year’s winner red mirage Will make his first start for John Quinn and overcome a difficult draw in stall 10 but carries just 2 pounds more than 12 months ago.
Ravich An unfortunate third place finish in that competition came in a bid to improve on this 3lb low mark and with the experience of Jim Crowley in the saddle to call upon.
Tim Easterby boardman Is a dual winner over this course and distance and will hope to improve on last year’s fifth place for 3lb contender Shaun Grocery.
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Watch every race at the Boodles May Festival at Chester, plus Ascot, Ripon and Wolverhampton on Friday 12 May on Sky Sports Racing.