Totesport Chester Cup Betting Preview
The totesport Chester Cup on 7th May is the biggest staying handicap of the Spring and as usual there promises to be a very strong line up for the 2008 renewal.
The current favourites are Highland Legacy and Double Banded. Highland Legacy is a stayer on the upgrade having won his sole start this season with plenty in hand and seemingly comfortable on any ground but better with cut he has a massive chance should he get a decent draw and luck in running, two crucial factors in the Chester Cup. Double Banded is another with form on varying ground types but he has done most of his winning over a trip half a mile short of the 2m2f the Chester Cup is run over and he might just be there to be shot at in the latter stages of the race.
Next in the market is Black Rock, who represents Michael Jarvis who has sent Anak Pekan out in this race to win twice in recent years. Black Rock is yet another improving four year old who has won both time he has raced over a mile and a half or more but that may prove to be his optimum distance and he is plenty high enough in the weights for a suspect stayer.
Other interesting contenders include Greenwich Meantime who won the race last year carrying 1lb less and Shipmaster, trained by jumps maestro Alan King, who is a tough sort who could go well if given a low draw.
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