One race for us to focus on today – The Group 3 Ormonde Stakes at Chester. The going at the Roodee is Good to Firm with a possibility of showers.
More questions than answers as there are doubts concerning all of these. A race in which some running plans for Royal Ascot will be either confirmed or sent back to the ‘drawing board’.
Midterm is a noted horse from last season. A visor is fitted for the first time after disappointing on his reappearance when finishing fifth at Newbury last month. The Stoute team have an outstanding record in this race over the years, so you would expect Midterm to be sharper this time.
US Army Ranger also performed below par on his return to action at Naas and has something to prove.
At around 8/1 Western Hymn makes some appeal. He isn’t straightforward but at his best can be given every chance. First time cheek-pieces replace the visor he wore on his latest start. The Gosden stable remain in excellent form.
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