Who To Follow At Chester On Thursday

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Trainer To Follow - Andrew Balding

Trainer Andrew Balding sends a good team to Chester on Thursday which makes him the man to follow and in the opener Nymphadora obviously needed her first run last time and from stall 3 could run a good race.

Balding also fields King's Lynn in the same race who drops down to handicap company having a superb sprinter throughout his career at a better level.

In the next he gives Vetiver her handicap debut off a mark of 90 and drawn in stall 2 she should be able to get a handy position.

Balding then fields Stormbuster who had some nice form last year but in the Listed Dee Stakes might be playing for places at a big price.

The Kingsclere handler will be hoping Old Harrovian can convert his all weather form to the turf having been very progressive on both his runs this term.

City Streak then looks to have an obvious chance in the TMT Group Handicap with the gelding rated 84 and he should improve for his first run.

Balding then finishes the day with Sovereign Spirit who is looking to make it 3/3 having been impressive on his last two runs.

The trainer heads into the meeting sporting a strike rate of 20% for the last two weeks, managing to land nine winners from his last 45 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Richard Kingscote

Richard Kingscote is a jockey that knows Chester extremely well and has a nice book of rides on the second day of the May meeting.

In the second race of the day he jumps on Self Aclaim who is going in search of a hat-trick and then in the Listed Dee Stakes Passenger could turn out to be a very smart horse off the back of his debut.

Kingscote then teams up with Ian Williams on Enemy who was seen to good effect at the start of the season last term and having ran well already in Meydan he could be overpriced here.

Next up he rides Oneforthegutter who is not drawn well but having his first run since being gelded, it could bring improvement.

Kingscote then teams up again with Tom Dascombe with the partnership having a good record round here and Invincible Friend was a good second on debut and can build on that here.

The rider finishes the day off riding Dragonball Prince for Hugo Palmer and although he needs to improve on his recent form he will enjoy he soft ground.