After a cracking opening day of racing at the Chester May Festival, we have hunted through today’s card to track down some value at the Roodee.
Here are our team’s three value picks for day two of the Chester May Festival.
COPPER KNIGHT – 1.45 Chester (11/2 – Betfred)
A Chester specialist in his own right, Copper Knight could bounce back to winning ways in the opening contest on day two.
Tim Easterby’s sprinter has a cracking record at the May Festival, winning the Lily Agnes and a 5f handicap in 2016 and 2017 and finishing second in this contest in 2019.
His mark of 85 is much lower than his last outing here two years ago and it was obvious that he needed the run on his seasonal reappearance at Musselburgh last month.
With a price of 11/2, Copper Knight is good value to continue his strong form at Chester.
BRAVADO – 2.45 Chester (15/2 – bet365 + William Hill)
Bravado is stepped up in trip for the first time in his career, with Mark Johnston’s colt holding a tempting price to strike at Chester this afternoon.
The rain overnight will have benefitted the three-year-old, as his sole victory on turf came on soft ground.
The distance is a question mark but Bravado’s prominent style could be handy at this course, with 15/2 a likeable price in this company.
CLASSIC LORD – 4.45 Chester (11/1 – Sky Bet + bet365)
After showing promise as a two-year-old, Classic Lord makes his seasonal reappearance with a new trip of 1m4f to tackle at Chester.
Andrew Balding’s colt landed two successes over a mile last season, including a comfortable victory on soft ground at Pontefract in September.
The three-year-old was poor on his handicap debut in October, but he has been dropped in class here and should be back in the mix.
With a price of 10/1, Classic Lord could bounce back to winning ways here.