Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Chester Cup

Seventeen go to post in tomorrow's Chester Cup which is due off at 2.45. Although the race is over two miles and the best part of three furlongs, the draw is still considered important given the tight nature of the track. As I indicated in an earlier post, this race has been the target for Philip Hobbs' Fair Along for some time but stall sixteen looks a major disadvantage; having said that, Greenwich Meantime won from that berth last year. Over the last ten years the winner has come from a single figure draw on seven occasions. It looks as though Jamie Spencer was first choice jockey for Fair Along but Jamie has opted for Highland Legacy who is the Racing Post's top rated horse and the bookmakers' favourite. The one that caught my eye and struck me as a sporting each-way bet was my old friend Full House. The oldest horse in the race, he had a recent warm-up over hurdles, will appreciate drying ground and will come out of stall one provided in-form trainer Paul Webber allows him to take his chance. This evening the Racing Post reports that Full House will only run provided the going is good.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

The normally consistent Full House proved somewhat inconsistent on this occasion, never travelling, running an absolute stinker and being pulled up in due course.