Horse Racing Tips: Albaflora the star selection at Chester on Thursday

MAY 5th

It's set to be an action-packed day's racing on Thursday and having advised of a brace of 11/8 winners in Wednesday's column, we turn our attentions to today's action, and pick out a few horses that can get their head in front. It's day two of Chester's May meeting and there are some eye-catching selections running at the Roodee, while there's alternative racing at Worcester, Huntingdon, Chelmsford and Tipperary...

Check out Thursday's best bets from a host of tracks including Chester
Check out Thursday's best bets from a host of tracks including Chester

The feature race at Chester on Thursday is the Group 3 Ormonde Stakes, which is off at 15:10 and the Ralph Beckett-trained Albaflora is a red-hot 11/8 favourite for the staying contest, and that five-year-old mare has proven extremely popular amongst our racing writers as a whopping 13 of them have napped the daughter of Muhaarar, who was last seen finishing second in the Group 1 Fillies' & Mares' Stakes at Ascot on British Champions Day.

Currently heading the naps table is Expert Eye from On The Nose, who maintained a stunning start to the tipping month by napping Ever Given on Wednesday, which launched the profit up to £34.05, and the in-form tipster heads to Chester's 14:40 contest for the best bet of the day. Expert Eye has picked out the Hugo Palmer-trained Mr McCann, who is a 5/1 shot at the time of writing, and is looking to book his place in next month's Derby at Epsom Downs by winning today's Listed Dee Stakes.

The Dee Stakes has proven a popular race with our tipsters as three of them including Andrew Bladen of the Wolverhampton & Express Star and Luke Tucker of the Cambridge Evening News have put up Roger Varian's Dubai Poet as the bet of the day, while both Star Of India of Aidan O'Brien's stable and the Martyn Meade-trained Cresta have also been selected for what is a fascinating Derby trial.

Having broken his maiden tag at Newbury last September, Andrew Balding's Koy Koy will attempt to kick off the new campaign on a winning note and three-year-old son of Acclamation is a 2/1 chance to claim victory in the 14:05 at Chester, and he's been napped by three tipsters including Paul Kealy from The Weekender and Rob Wright from The Times.

15:10 Chester
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Albaflora

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14:40 Chester
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Mr McCann

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Away from Chester there are some eye-catching runners across the UK & Ireland and Postdata from the Racing Post, who has picked back-to-back winners, will bid for the hat-trick on Thursday and heads to Chelmsford's 19:00 contest and has picked out the Richard Spencer-trained Wings Of A Dove, who is a 100/30 shot to claim the prize.

Fergal O'Brien's Thundersockssundae is a warm 11/10 favourite for the 16:30 at Huntingdon, and the seven-year-old, who won at the track last month, will look to make it two wins on the bounce, and he's been tipped 12 times for the contest, while other popular horses include the Ben Pauling-trained Le Breuil, who has been tipped by 14 tipsters for 17:35 at Huntingdon with the aforementioned O'Brien's Peerless Beauty attracting ten tips for the 15:33 at Worcester, for which he is a 2/1 chance.

For those looking for a big-priced selection on a busy day's racing can head back to Chester and follow Robin Goodfellow from the Daily Mail, who has put up the 14/1 chance Group One Power for victory in the hugely competitive 15:40 contest, which is just one of many intriguing events at the north-west track on day two of the May meeting.

19:00 Chelmsford
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Wings Of A Dove

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