Through The Card: Chester, Sunday 5 August

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There is a good-quality card at Chester on Sunday
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"He can follow up in the opener."

Timeform on Hafeet Alain

13:50 - HAFEET ALAIN (2) took his form up a notch when scoring at Doncaster last time and doesn't look over-burdened on his nursery bow. He can follow up in the opener. Dual Chelmsford winner Quiet Endeavour will be dangerous if translating that form to turf, whilst Jensue also merits consideration.

14:25 - THE TRADER (1) was a good winner at Beverley 4 weeks ago, his strength at the finish the most taking part of his performance, and he can continue the good work from the plum draw in stall 1. Spirit Warning and Gabrial The One can do battle for minor honours.

15:00 - MAJOR JUMBO (3) might have won only once this season but he's built up a terrific record in high-end handicaps and looks well worth a shot at this level at a track which should suit his style. Perfect Pasture may emerge as the biggest threat, especially if there's any rain.

15:30 - This could be the day everything comes right again for GABRIAL'S KING (3). He's back in form and ran a cracker in a much-stronger handicap over C&D at the May meeting. Berkshire Royal is a big player having chased home a smart Godolphin prospect at Ascot on the back of a win over C&D. Jabbaar has solid place claims.

16:05 - ROCKIN ROY (5) has run to a similar level on pretty much all of his starts so far but that may well be enough to complete the hat-trick on these terms. The progressive Sunsprite is the obvious threat.

16:40 - RENE MATHIS (11) didn't deliver at the finish here last time but he had dug deep when landing a C&D claimer prior to that and is well handicapped if piecing it all together. Soft ground just stretched Kaeso at York last time and he's likely still in top form, while Welliesinthewater has been performing well of late and has a handy inside draw.

17:10 - A wide-open finale with the narrow vote in favour of RED FORCE ONE (9). Tom Dascombe's charge found some improvement for the fitting of a visor when scoring at Bath recently and he could be worth chancing to defy a 1 lb higher mark. Berlusca makes some appeal granted a good pace to aim at, with Gabrial's Kaka and Bell Heather next best.

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