Things To Note At Chester Racecourse

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1. DRAW

Chester Racecouse - also known as the Roodee is famous and notorious for its tight turns and its short circular loop.

The draw in Cheshire could not be more imperative to a horse's chance of success - a low draw gives horses the advantage with the use of the inside rail, whilst horse's posted wide are left jockeying for positions and have sufficiently more ground to cover.

Winning horses from an inside draw are not necessarily the best in the race nor just lucky, but instead have maximised their opportunity from the best possible beginning.

To check the stall numbers of the participants in any racing contest, the race-cards on the day or the bookie screens in shop or on course often display the number in brackets, to not confuse it with the number of the horse.

If you are unsure with your bet, you usually cannot go wrong with a horse filling stall's one two or three.

2. JOCKEYS

With the Chester venue so unique to several courses up and down the land, a certain type of jockey is required with the crucial expertise on how to ride the track correctly.

One jockey to highlight is Liverpool-born Franny Norton, who knows the Roodee like the back of his hand. His runners-to-winners ratio excels above most - in fact, he has the best record for a rider in the last decade.

Several trainers usually look to latch onto the 48-year-old's services throughout the year at Chester - if not riding for regular-retained Yorkshire-based Mark Johnston, particular at the curtain-raising Boodles Festival in May.

Among his many wins in Cheshire in the feature events, he is still yet to ride the winner in the Chester Cup which could all change this time around.

In 2018 though, the top jockey at the course was actually David Probert with a strike rate of 35%.

The top trainer was also Andrew Balding, who finished the 2018 Chester season with a success rate of 28% and has started this season where he left off.

3. GOING

With the Boodles May Festival coming late spring or early summer, the meeting may be at the subject of some hefty rainfall.. but knowing British weather, we may even get rain throughout the summer months.

Regardless on the time, some horses prefer to run on soft ground - and may have done in the lead-up to whatever Chester meeting they line-up in, whilst others like the going to be much more firm and signified as 'good' or 'quick'.

Try and study the form, and work out which horses have raced and ran well on surfaces that match the going conditions on the day of racing at Chester.

Some novice or maiden events may be hard to predict through the going surface as all the participants are lightly raced or inexperienced, but with horse's that we do know and have seen on the track before, all of them will have their own preferences.

Of course you cannot ask horses what weather or ground they desire, but you can tell from their performances on the track which conditions they favour and relish.

4. SHOPPING

One consistency with Chester Racecourse and others is the betting ring, and the fight for the best price with your bets and selections.

Go shopping around all the different bookmakers as some will look to take each other on with varying figures for the runners in each race.

You can get better value for your money by weighing up the odds on offer, so take a bit of time to see who is offering the best odds.

However, unlike anywhere else there is the option to use 'chesterBET kiosks' around the course which makes things simple, otherwise head for the independent bookies who set up their boards on the terrace facing the stands.

Those stalls usually offer better odds on the runners, whereas you will get a wider selection of options with chesterBET, such as the ability to place place-pots.

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