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)
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.
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.
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.
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.