Chester races betting tips: Thursday 10 May

Another action-packed card at Chester on Thursday, with the May Festival running on to Day 2 and that means the Betfair Huxley Stakes and the MBNA Chester Vase

The action starts at 1:35 with the M&S Money Handicap before another four races being televised on Channel 4 culminating with the Boodles Diamond Eternity Handicap at 3:05.

2:05 Betfair Huxley Stakes
Nine horses are entered for this 1 mile 2 furlong contest and the going is expected to be soft, despite the fact that course started to dry out on Wednesday.

This could play into the hands of Hunter’s Light who has previously acted well when there has been plenty of cut in the turf and the four-year-old will be well-backed by virtue of having Frankie Dettori on board.

Questioning will also be vying for favouritism and the John Gosden-trained charge has had three outings this season, with two 2nd place finishes sandwiching an impressive victory at Newmarket.

Marcret is available at 6/1 (William Hill free bets) although no wins have been gained from three outings this season and a better each-way option could be Glen’s Diamond who always seems to run well at Chester.

2:35 MBNA Chester Vase
It’s a shame to see just five horses entered for the showcase race, with this three-year-old contest failing to attract decent numbers, although Mickdaam could be the one to beat.

The Richard Fahey-trained runner won at Meydan in March before running well at the same track later in the month and then being narrowly touched off by Rougemont at Newmarket in April.

Call to Battle is another horse set to run well after finishing second to Light Heavy at Leopardstown last month and there will once again be a clash between him and David Livingston, who finished 5th in that particular race.

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