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Chester Racecourse’s season is almost drawing to a close, and on Saturday, the world’s oldest racetrack will play host to the SportPesa Autumn Festival in the course’s penultimate event of what has been an eventful campaign. Eager racegoers are heading to Chester in their thousands for what promises to be an exciting occasion, and there’s plenty to keep them entertained with a number of high-profile races.
Although a day filled with a ton of competitiveness, all eyes will undoubtedly be on the SportPesa Stand Cup. Ben Vrackie has taken widespread plaudits throughout the racing community recently and it’s no surprise to see him ranking high with bookmakers as the favourite for this prestigious prize. Sextant and Manuela De Vega are likely to be Ben Vrackie’s most testing rivals, but he should possess enough quality in a distance that suits him following mixed outings at Ascot and Newmarket.
In another highly-anticipated race, the SportPesa Handicap, a battle between Celestial Force and Diocletian has the potential to satisfy those interested in watching two well-matched horses go all out for success. The latter knows this course extremely well, but in Celestial Force, he’s meeting a relentless horse who goes flat out from the start. The winner is likely to emerge from the aforementioned names, but keep an eye on Paddy’s Motorbike, who has enjoyed recent success at Goodwood against all odds.
The Stellar Group Nursery is another race that provides plenty of interest with a number of swift horses keen to impress. Dark Optimist is unlikely to amongst the favourites when the horses are moved into their stalls, but he’s a smart mover who has often been impressive over the five-furlong distance. Hot Heels and Vintage Times may dominate the pre-race speculation, but Dark Optimist should always be respected, and he can cause a shock at the Cheshire venue.
Elsewhere on a stacked card at Chester, Bossipop, desperately unlucky to lose via photo at Chester last month during the SportPesa Ladies Day Festival, can go one better in the White Horse Handicap. In the day’s show closer, the Thyme People Handicap, a strong field contains three standout names with Garden Oasis, Medalla De Oro, and Scofflaw all expected to go well. Garden Oasis has been brought along nicely this season and with some good form behind him, he can expect to do just enough to cross the post first.