Chester 3.45 tips – trust in Roudee on the Roodee

Chester 3.45 tips - trust in Roudee on the Roodee

Tom Dascombe

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A low draw here in all races cannot be underestimated as it’s dog-track tight and that is even more important in double-figure fields, like this one. Those drawn higher than stall five need a fast break and then be able to manoeuvre across to near the rail as the wide runners forfeit so much ground. That said, those jockeys drawn near the inside can sometimes be guilty of going off too fast, thus giving the outside closers a chance. Who said it was an exact science?

However, it’s no wonder that the four lowest drawn horses fill the first five places in the betting for this race: Growl (stall 4), Kimberella (3), Roudee (1) and Mukaynis (2). It must be a shade of odds-on that one of that quartet will win, despite the earlier caveat, and my money at least will be carried by ROUDEE (6/1 Hills), one of three Tom Dascombe-trained runners and a winner over track and trip at last year’s meeting, to go with two seconds at the track.

It’s common knowledge that his trainer loves to target his local meeting and I expect he will already have a winner on the board courtesy of Fiery Character (2.10pm). Like that filly, the selection has some winning recent form, that coming at Doncaster on his reappearance, and he followed that up with a solid second at Epsom last time. Both those runs were on soft ground, on which he’s a 10lb better horse according to his trainer, and providing the ground doesn’t dry out from the current ‘good to soft’ (another caveat), he must go close.

As cover, I suggest a dual forecast bet with Kevin Ryan’s Mukaynis, who showed a lot of speed when second at at Kempton on his reappearance and is a stronger horse this year, according to his trainer in a recent Stable Tour.

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