Chester 2.40 tips – Chase can run his rivals ragged

Chester 2.40 tips - Chase can run his rivals ragged

Cannock Chase

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There’s not much between the Sir Michael Stoute and John Gosden representatives, CANNOCK CHASE and Western Hymn respectively, on the ratings, but the latter horse is in receipt of 7lb and has had a previous run, so it’s easy to see why he’s favoured in the betting – he’s Sky Bet’s 5/4 favourite ahead of Cannock Chase at 3/1.

However, having done all his winning at Sandown, he does have to prove himself around the tight turns of the Roodeye, whereas the Stoute horse finished second in last year’s race and is a Group 1 winner who could be a typical late bloomer for his trainer. The stable record also speaks in his favour with three winners and three places from just seven runners and that earns him the pick, with Ryan Moore booked to do the steering.

William Haggas’ Battalion looks a big danger. He’s undeniably quirky and has done most of his recent running on the all-weather, but the six-year-old acts well on tight tracks like this one and has been working nicely at home since appearing not to stay in the 1m5f John Porter Stakes at Chelmsford last month. The drop in trip is just what he needs and he’s worth a small saver.

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