It seems obvious there will be hard luck stories with sixteen runners going round in the circle that is Chester. Six horses have been known to lead before but the lowest of these is drawn in stall seven. Top rated of this selection is Meandmyshadow, drawn in stall eleven and is third top. Second top is Baby Strange, but think this ones chances are limited being in stall fifteen. Top ranked is AMBITIOUS BOY 7/1. It is best draw in stall one so should get a good early position on the rails.
3:35 Haydock - Seventeen horses with three known possible front runners. Whozthecat is sixth top rated. I've got joint third top with Jamaican Bolt and Secret Witness. Second best is Expose the 6/1 favourite. The top rated selection is MY NAME IS RIO 13/2 second favourite. This horse seems to run its best on a flat course like Haydock so I'm hoping it will run to its best.
3:55 Ripon - Twelve runners here with four possible leaders. Bondesire is my fifth top rated and Deeds Not Words my third top, so the pace should be fast. Seeking Magic is my second top. Highest rated is CONFESSIONAL 10/1. This one can either track the leaders or be held up and it will have something to aim at. If it runs to its best, it should at least be an each way bet with the potential for the win.
4:10 Haydock - Back to a big field of seventeen with six possible known front runners. I've got joint second top rated with Lexis Hero and High On Life. These two are also possible leaders so once again it could be a fast run race which should suit my top rated LONG AWAITED 14/1 who likes to sit just off the pace and come with a fairly late charge. Once again, I'm hoping at least an each-way chance with the capability of winning.
5:40 Ripon - Another typical Saturday handicap with a large field - sixteen this time with five known possible leaders. None figure in my top five rated. I've got joint second top rated with Adam's Ale and Noodles Blue Boy who both like to track the leaders. Top rated is PERFECT WORDS 10/1 who likes to sit just off the pace and an each-way bet.
SUMMARY: 2:30 Chester - AMBITIOUS BOY 7/1, each-way bet. 3:35 Haydock - MY NAME IS RIO 13/2 each-way bet. 3:55 Ripon - CONFESSIONAL 10/1 each-way bet. 4:10 Haydock - LONG AWAITED 14/1 each-way bet. 5:40 Ripon - PERFECT WORDS 10/1 each-way bet. It's a typical Saturday with lots of runners in tight handicaps so keep stakes small.
Ambitious Boy 7/1 4th
My Name Is Rio 13/2 2nd
Confessional 10/1 7th
Long Awaited 14/1 4th
Perfect Words 10/1 8th