ITV Friday Chester And Market Rasen Preview

Chester - May 06 2021
Chester 12:45
6(1)
Tom Marquand

Revich

J:
 
Tom Marquand
T:
 
Richard Spencer
Age: 5
Weight: 9-4
OR: 95
Days: 19

The first race of the day on day three of the Boodles meeting is the Class 2 Handicap over 7 1/2 furlongs and Revich for Richard Spencer looks a very interesting runner.

The five year old has been a very consistent horse over the years, at Chester especially being a frequent course and distance winner at this track.

In August 2020 he landed back to back races on the Roodee off marks of 85 and 91, but away from Chester struggled at the back end of last year when up in the handicap.

Back this season, he made his seasonal debut at Doncaster in the Lincoln Handicap and finished a fair sixth and then last time out ran another cracker to finish fourth in the Spring Cup Handicap.

He seems to be in fine form heading into this event and only 4lb higher than his last mark at the track makes him a very exciting selection.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/04/24NBY8GS8-1115
23/03/24DON8Sft9-018
25/10/23KEM8St/Slw9-610
23/09/23AYR8GS9-101
02/09/23CHS7.5GS9-73
Market Rasen - May 06 2021
Market Rasen 13:00
10
Philip Armson

Compadre

J:
 
Philip Armson
T:
 
James Evans
Age: 10
Weight: 11-3
OR: 118
Days: 34

The only race on ITV from Market Rasen on Friday is the Handicap Chase over three miles and Compadre for trainer James Evans looks to be in with a shout.

The 10 year old gelding has been a smart horse for the yard over the years being mixed between fences and hurdles, but it seems as though he acts better over the bigger obstacles.

The form figures of his last four chase starts see him with numbers like 2312, with his latest run in April over a similar trip seeing him finish a good second in a deep race.

He is a proven stayer that runs off only 1lb higher than his lastest runners up run and that makes him a player on good ground once more.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
30/07/21BAN23GS11-3PU
28/06/21STH24.5Gd11-4PU
30/05/21UTT24Gd11-95
07/05/21MAR24Gd10-106
03/04/21HAY25.5Gd10-102
Chester - May 06 2021
Chester 13:15
1(3)
Ryan Moore

Armory

J:
 
Ryan Moore
T:
 
A P O'Brien
Age: 4
Weight: 9-1
OR: 120
Days: 195

One of the best events on the card is the Group Two Huxley Stakes and the Aidan O'Brien raider Armory could be a class above the field if running to his previous Group One form.

As a two year old the son of Galileo landed three races on the bounce including the Group Two Futurity Stakes but when put into Group One company has struggled.

Last term the colt finished fourth in the Irish 2000 Guineas on debut and was fourth again when stepped up in trip for the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

He got back to winning ways at The Curragh over 1m2f in a Group Three event next time out, and over the same course and distance out ran his odds of 66/1 in the Irish Champion Stakes to finish third behind Ghaiyyath and Magical.

The colt was last seen being sent down under for the Group One Cox Plate where he was narrowly second to ex stablemate Sir Dragonet.

Armory is a very progressive animal that has proved he can be versatile on quick and slow ground and if not needing the run has a big chance.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
14/08/21ARL10Gd9-06
24/07/21YOR10.5GF9-94
16/06/21ASC10GF9-03
07/05/21CHS10.5GS9-11
24/10/20MOO10Sft8-132
Chester - May 06 2021
Chester 13:45
14(9)
Jason Hart

Glencadam Glory

J:
 
Jason Hart
T:
 
Tim Easterby
Age: 7
Weight: 9-1
OR: 95
Days: 34

The feature event of the three days is the Chester Cup over the staying trip of 2m2 1/2f and at a big price near the bottom of the weights, Glencadam Glory could be a big each way player.

The Tim Easterby trained son of Nathaniel has been out of form of late, hence the big price but if bouncing back to form off his current mark he could be dangerous.

Last season his best run came at York in the Ebor Handicap when a close second behind Fujaira Prince, who was a group horse in a handicap.

After that his mark got raised and he struggled in staying handicaps for the rest of the term, but after some lesser runs he is now back to a respectable number.

He made his seasonal reappearance at Musselburgh and may have just needed the run, but now 4lb lower than his second in the Ebor, getting back onto softish ground, he could out run his odds.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
03/04/21MUS14Gd9-611
07/11/20DON12Sft8-1116
24/10/20NBY12Hy9-46
05/09/20HAY14Sft9-1015
22/08/20YOR14Sft8-132
Chester - May 06 2021
Chester 14:15
4(6)
Ryan Moore

King's Lynn

J:
 
Ryan Moore
T:
 
Andrew Balding
Age: 4
Weight: 9-7
OR: 95
Days: 21

Next up is the Boodles Conditions Stakes over five furlongs and King's Lynn for Andrew Balding and the Queen looks to be the most progressive horse in the field.

The four year old made two starts as a juvenile finishing second on debut and then landed a big fielded event at Doncaster, with the form of the race working out really well.

As a three year old he stayed in similar form finishing third on debut behind the smart Starman for Ed Walker, but after that he was sent to Ayr for the Silver Cup and did not run his race.

He bounced back to form on his final run of last term when a narrow second in a handicap at Doncaster.

The son of Cable Bay returned in April for his seasonal debut this term and blew away the cobwebs with a fair third at Newbury over 5f, with the form of the race working out well.

He is unexposed at this trip and should be a lot better for his first run, big chance.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
29/06/24NCS6St/Slw9-82
02/06/24HAM5Gd9-124
12/05/24NCS6St9-33
03/05/24GOO5Hy8-92
07/04/24BAT5Hy9-19
Chester - May 06 2021
Chester 14:45
8(6)
P J McDonald

Lawn Ranger

J:
 
P J McDonald
T:
 
Michael Attwater
Age: 6
Weight: 8-7
OR: 90
Days: 41

The Class 2 1m 2 1/2f Handicap sees some exposed horses take to post and at a decent price Lawn Ranger could outrun his odds, being very fond of this track.

The six year old has been hit and miss with his form of late, but in August scored over course and distance off a mark of 90.

Up 2lb next time out he was a narrow second at the track again, being beat a short head by his rival in this event Restorer.

Having had a few runs on the all weather at the back end of 2020, he was given a break and returned for his seasonal debut at Kempton in March when a fair third behind the smart Al Zaraqaan.

Being good around this track on the same mark as his last win over C&D, makes him very interesting at an each way price.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
11/07/24NBY10GS9-34
07/06/24GOO9Gd9-411
01/05/24KEM11St/Slw9-65
27/09/23GOO9Sft8-15
05/09/23GOO11GS9-18