Who To Follow On Day Two Of The Boodles Chester Meeting

Horse To Follow - Sonnyboyliston

The feature race on the second day of the Boodles meeting is the Group Three Ormonde Stakes and at an each way price, Sonnyboyliston for Johnny Murtagh looks a smart runner for a yard that don't have many runners here.

The four year old, was an average juvenile, but came out for his three year old debut in June last year and got off the mark at the first time of asking at Gowran Park over a mile.

Then stepped up to 10f at Navan he finished a good third behind the talented Delphi and used that run to score in back to back races at The Curragh over 1m2f.

He was sent into the Group Three International Stakes on his final run of last term and was slightly outclassed, but that can be put down to a long season.

The gelding returned for this campaign at Naas in March and was a good third behind the Impressive Broome, who has since gone on to frank the form twice.

Sonnyboyliston is stepping up to this trip for the first time in his career and if handling it, which his pedigree suggests he will, he could be a big player for a top yard.Versatile when it comes to ground.

Trainer To Follow - Aidan O'Brien

Aidan O'Brien sends only a handful of runners over to Chester on Thursday and they all look to have live chances, which makes him the horse to follow.

The first is the three year old Ontario in the Listed Dee Stakes who was a smart performer as a juvenile and now more mature can make his present felt over this longer trip.

The highlight of the day at Chester is the Grade Three Ormonde Stakes and Japan for the Ballydoyle Maestro has Group One winning form in his career and could be a class above this field.

O'Brien has a superb record when bringing his runners across the pond to Chester, having had 80 runners during his career and managing to land 30 winners and 22 places, which sees him pose a strike rate of 37.5%.

With that, if betting from a £1 level stake on all of his runners to run on the Roodee it would see you take home close to £37 profit.

Jockey To Follow - Richard Kingscote

Richard Kingscote has a decent book of rides on Thursday with the all weather champion jockey being in smart form heading into the three days at Chester.

His best chances across the day come from Maximal in the Listed Dee Stakes and Lucky's Dream in the Class 3 Handicap, with Kingscote showing in the past that he is a bit of a Chester specialist.

The rider heads into the meeting in some smart form having nine winners from his last 42 rides which sees him running at a 21.43% win rate.