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CHESTER MAY FESTIVAL | Best Bets for Day 2

The team have picked out their best bets for the second day of the Chester May Festival



2GA7P0J Lady Bowthorpe ridden by jockey Kieran Shoemark (right) wins the Qatar Nassau Stakes (Fillies' Group 1) (British Champions Series) during day three of the Goodwood Festival at Goodwood Racecourse, Chichester.

After landing a 9/2 winner and 28/1 place yesterday, the team are back with more selections for the Chester May Festival.

The second day kicks off with a 5f handicap at 1:30 and concludes with a 1m4f handicap at 4:50.

Chester May Festival Racecourse
The second day of the Chester May Festival kicks off at 1:30

The squad have broken down the card, selecting three runners that could land success in their respective contests.

Here are their best bets for the second day of the Chester May Festival.

NAP: CRESTA – 2:40 Chester (7/1 – Various)

An interesting colt from Martyn Meade’s yard, Cresta could build on her promising two-year-old campaign in the Listed Dee Staked.

The three-year-old wasn’t great on his reappearance at Newmarket, but he should be given another chance here following that outings.

Martyn Meade Newmarket
Martyn Meade sends Cresta to Chester this afternoon

He leads the field in ratings and he should settle better after being fitted with a first-time hood.

The softer ground should suit him and he should continue to improve at this level, with his odds of 7/1 holding some interest here.

NB: MILITA – 1:30 Chester (6/1 – bet365)

Under the guidance of Paul Midgley, Milita could be one to note in the opening contest at Chester.

The seven-year-old may have needed the run on his seasonal reappearance at Ripon, after finishing six lengths off the pace in sixth.

Paul Midgley
Paul Midgley will be hoping for a big effort from Milita

The gelding is a former C&D winner and after receiving a handy draw here, his front-running style could well benefit him here.

The softer ground shouldn’t prove to be an issue, with his price of 6/1 here looking generous.

LONGSHOT: GROUP ONE POWER – 3:40 Chester (12/1 – bet365)

After a poor couple of runs, Group One Power could well bounce back in the Raindance Handicap for Andrew Balding.

The gelding has slipped down the ratings as of late and he now only sits 2lbs above his last winning mark.

The five-year-old now looks well handicapped and he does hold a fair record at Chester, finishing second in higher class company over 1m3f.

The softer ground should suit, with his price of 12/1 looking cracking value in this contest.

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.