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Chester May Festival: DOM’S NAP | Wednesday’s Best Bet

Charlie Appleby’s colt looks the one to beat in the Chester Vase on Wednesday

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2F9PREK William Buick riding Wirko (left, blue) win The Blue Riband Trial at Epsom Downs Racecourse, Surrey. Picture date: Tuesday April 20, 2020.
Chester May Festival: Wirko | 3:15pm Chester Vase Stakes (Group 3) | Dom‘s Selection (+5.83 National Hunt & +14.87 for a £1 stake on daily NAP’s)
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It’s day one of the Chester May Festival and our team have identified our best bet of the day.

With Aidan O’Brien’s Sir Lamorak now a non-runner, this looks the ideal opportunity for recent Spring Meeting successor Wirko to secure a third successive victory.

WATCH: CHESTER CONTENDER WIRKO WON THE BLUE RIBAND TRIAL AT EPSOM IN APRIL [CREDIT: RACING TV]

Charlie Appleby’s colt was impressive when landing the Blue Riband on the Downs last month, exacting his Derby credentials in the process under William Buick.

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The Kingman colt left the impression that a step up to the mile-and-a-half would suit him even more and his handler is currently operating at a 25% strike-rate.

Charlie Appleby smiles at the Ebor Festival
Charlie Appleby will be bidding his northern raid pays off at Chester on Wednesday afternoon

These connections took flat racing’s greatest race in 2018 with Masar and their current top-class staying three-year-old can put himself in the frame to emulate the Derby hero three years ago with a second season success.

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