SUNDAY WEEKENDER

16:15 Chester The big race of the day in the UK is a very intriguing listed sprint contest over six furlongs at Chester. Notable entries such as Cotai Glory and Judicial probably have the best form on offer and look to have every chance in listed company but both seem to prefer a slightly shorter trip. Never the less Cotai Glory seems one of the leading threats to our selection. Another horse that seems to prefer five furlongs over six is Clem Fandango but that’s probably a harsh assessment after just one attempt at six furlongs. He seems to relish softer conditions, has a good draw in stall three and has the help of Chester specialist Franny Norton in the saddle. Lightly raced this year and likely to progress further he’s taken to put it up to his older rivals today. With two wins and a place from five runs here at Chester Kimberella also warrants respect but what he has left is up for debate. CLEM FANDANGO (WIN) – NAP

16:40 Market Rasen Despite being in the heart of the British “Summer” we’ve still get national hunt racing on offer and we look ahead to a hurdles race from Market Rasen. The trainer and jockey combination of Dr Richard Newland and Sam Twiston-Davies have a deadly strike rate and they send the worthy favourite Beau Bay into action today. A much improved effort at Uttoxeter last time he’s bound to go close once again and realistically should be hard to beat. One negative however is that he’s yet to win in eleven starts in the UK and hasn’t won in over two years, although I feel he’s the horse that looks most likely to find the winners enclosure I hope we’ve unearthed some each way value elsewhere. The horse at a bigger price that catches the eye is Norse Light. He’s never finished outside of the first two here at Market Rasen and the booking of top jockey Alden Coleman looks a positive appointment. A return to hurdling looks a good move and with a 33% strike rate of either winning or placing in 24 hurdles races he definitely seems to prefer the smaller obstacles. Softer ground should also suit the horse and racing off six pounds lower than his highest rated victory he has a decent weight as well. Definitely worth a shot at a current price as big as 16/1 with some bookies. NORSE LIGHT (E/W)

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