Horse Racing tips: The best bets from the ENTIRE card at Chester on Thursday

Here are nine The Racing Post’s tipster fancies to shine.

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15:50 Iconic Queen

Amasova shaped with promise behind a classy sort on her debut at Haydock and is entitled to take a step forward from that.

However, Goodwood runner-up ICONIC QUEEN is the form choice and may well be able to make it third time lucky. Fragrant Storm could be the best of three interesting newcomers.

16:25 Wrenthorpe

The draw will no doubt play its part here which is a worry as far as course specialist Powerallied is concerned, as he looks to be on a good mark.

Orvar remains off his last winning mark and could go well, but the selection is WRENTHORPE who looks to be returning to form and must have a good chance from his favourable draw, especially should the ground remain testing.

Broken Spear also likes cut in the ground and is well drawn, so is respected despite his modest strike-rate.

16:55 Revich

A wide draw may be enough to thwart Queen’s Sargent in his hat-trick bid, so preference is for REVICH who has the inside berth. He did it well when winning here ten days ago and was value for more than the winning margin.

Club Wexford is worth considering as he is favourably treated on his near-miss over C&D a year ago, while Battered is also worth watching out for if building on his creditable return from a lengthy absence at Goodwood last month.

 

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17:25 Spanish Mission

Cases can be made for all six runners, but SPANISH MISSION boasts the best level of form and may be able to make a winning debut for Andrew Balding.

His stablemate Diocletian and Mark Johnston’s Vivid Diamond would pose threats if returning to the form of impressive C&D wins last season, while Hereby might still be progressing and Reshoun and Selino boast form which puts them in the mix.

18:00 Spright

Although Ventura Vision may be much better than she showed when a beaten odds-on favourite at Chelmsford, she has it to prove so the vote goes to SPRIGHT, who probably found 5 furlong too sharp at Goodwood last time and should appreciate this return to further.

Mariance is the other one with form which puts her in the picture, while Auroch is an interesting newcomer.

18:30 Rayong

Unless it pours down, low numbers can be expected to hold sway so the ones to concentrate on may be stablemates Gabrial The Saint and Gabrial The Devil, Recon Mission and RAYONG.

Karl Burke’s runner has to prove conclusively that he stays 6 furlongs, but he ran well enough over the distance as a juvenile and his win at Pontefract suggested he has more to offer this season.

Barbill, Call Me Ginger, Brad The Brief and Danzan are others to consider in a wide-open sprint handicap.

 

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19:00 Lihou

A better run from Iva Reflection could be on the cards today, while Betsey Trotter drops in grade and could also feature.

LIHOU went close over 5 furlongs here last week though and he’s landed a better draw this time.

19:30 Bossipop

Several of these have something to prove and that isn’t the case with BOSSIPOP (NAP), who’s well drawn, in-form and well treated. He can gain a second win of the campaign.

Money for Oberyn Martell on his stable debut would be significant, while Red Pike and Sound Of Iona are others who should run well.

20:00 Clearance

A good pace seems guaranteed with Sociologist likely to go from the front again, but that may set things up for the hat-trick seeking CLEARANCE.

He won with a little in hand on good going the last twice and will handle any cut in the ground.

Topweight Future Investment is feared most, though Arabist and Champagne Terri can also make their presence felt.

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Chester tips summary:

15:50 Iconic Queen
16:25 Wrenthorpe
16:55 Revich
17:25 Spanish Mission
18:00 Spright
18:30 Rayong
19:00 Lihou
19:30 Bossipop
20:00 Clearance

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