The first race on the Thursday of the Chester May Festival is the ICM Stellar Sports Handicap, where ten line up for over £20,000 in prize money.
Racing over 5f, you don’t want to be out wide here, with three of the past four renewals going to the plum draw.
Former course winner Milita has landed stall 1 this year so we wouldn’t rule him out at a price however Sunday Sovereign is fairly drawn in 5 and looks primed for a big run after a recent pipe-opener.
He boasts a 100% S/R at the course having won off 1lb lower here last August and his outing at Musselburgh looked an obvious prep with him being kept wide throughout.
There are plenty of pace angles here so his ability to stay 6f may also prove a positive.