Chester 1-45 Class 2 Handicap, all age, £25.2k, 7.5f. Good to Soft, possible rain.

Horse Value Price Early Price Result SP
Extraterrestrial 4 9 10 4jf
Webbow 5.5 11 9 7
Invincible Force 7.5 11 7 9
Celtic Sultan 12 14 N/R .
Dunn’o 14 9 8 7
Brae Hill 17 5 4 4jf
Suruor 20 16 3 9

The trends indicate a race for shorter prices rather than outsiders and I am happy to go with Invincible Force here. Recent form (beaten about 1 len into 4th on his seasonal debut 6 days ago) and previous course wins, plus winning weight and prominent running style are all positives. Trainer Paul Green says he came out of this last race well and gives him a good chance if he can get to the rails early. Jockey Silvestre de Sousa is 2/7 (29%) for this trainer. Overall, looks good and took 11/1 this morning.

Others to consider include Extraterrestrial who is a class horse. Brae Hill has a new trainer and Webbow scores on Topspeed and Racing Post Ratings though he hasn’t run for a while and not won in this grade before.
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I chose to disregard the fact of half a dozen front runners in this – they tired themselves out leaving the hold-up horses to take the first three places. Winner was Autumn Blades at 25/1.

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