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Horse Racing Tips: Boardman looks to have good claims in Chester 129/1 double

Trainer Tm Easterby
Tim Easterby has had a couple of near misses at Chester this week

Alan Dudman takes in a couple of the early races at Chester on Friday as part of his latest Sportsbook multiple...

  • Boardman to build on Haydock comeback

  • Baez will be better suited on decent ground

  • Alan Dudman picks out two for his Chester double


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Chester - 13:30: Back Boardman

Tim Easterby has gone close this week at Chester with both Vince L'Amour and Copper Knight touched off, but Boardman will be happier back around here, so it's no surprise the three-time C&D winner has been backed this morning on the Sportsbook from 15/28.50 into 13/27.50.

He looked to have a nice prep run at Haydock last time in soft ground. He was held up, never involved and not knocked about either. The handicapper has dropped him 2lb for that too down to 94, and that's the lowest mark he's been on for some time.

While Boardman lost his way a little towards the back-end of last season, he looked pretty good winning at Chester last spring by 3L and was given a cool ride that day. It will have to be a repeat today as he's boxed out in 10.

Phil Dennis rode him for the victory, and he's on today, so I expect him to be held up and his 3L win here last term came on officially good ground.


Chester - 16:15: Back Baez

With Bolster a non-runner, Baez was on the list and of interest as I backed her last time at Musselburgh. She's a drifter too this morning on the Sportsbook from 17/2 out to 10/1 and that looks too big now.

She has to improve again given her mark, but I cited for Musselburgh that she was progressive last term and she surely has to be better than her comeback effort?

I put it down to her potentially needing the run - her first start for 204 days, but other factors are certainly worth looking at as she wants a sound surface and a trip. Musselburgh was over 1m4f and the ground perhaps hadn't dried out enough there.

The mare who runs in the old Nanton silks looks an all-out galloper, so it will be interesting to see how she copes with a sharper track, but I do feel the 2m2f now looks perfect for her.

If it goes good to firm today (although you never know with watering), it will really suit her, plus she has Chester winning form and ran well at the track in the Watergate Cup last September. A good performance here and her trainer Jim Goldie can think about some decent staying prizes.

Hopefully off 75, there's more to come and if you are playing each-way on the single there are five places on the Sportsbook.


Now read Tony Calvin's tips for Friday


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