Racing tips: Lord’s prayer to be answered at Chester?

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My Lord And Master has already shown up well in one Derby trial this term and another bold run is expected in the Homeserve Dee Stakes on day two of Chester’s May meeting.

William Haggas pitched this Mastercraftsman colt into the Blue Riband Trial at Epsom on his seasonal return and he only just fell short in being beaten a head by Crossed Baton.

It will be a huge surprise if Idaho fails to win the Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes.

Dropping back to Group Three company after six successive runs at the highest level, Idaho has the perfect opportunity to chalk up his first win since last year’s Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Ghostwatch will be worth monitoring in the English Fine Cottons Handicap.

Entered in both the Derby and the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot, this Dubawi colt cost 2.1m guineas as a yearling and showed plenty of promise as a juvenile.

Take The Helm was a winner on All-Weather Finals Day and should again get his head in front in the Bet Exacta At Handicap at Chelmsford.

Weekender has some high-profile engagements later in the season so it will be a bit disappointing if he is not in the mix in the Bet Scoop6 At Conditions Stakes.

He looks a progressive young stayer for John Gosden and can improve past a couple of more favourably-treated rivals.


Huntingdon: 2.00 Mr Jack, 2.35 Champ, 3.10 Tailor Tom, 3.45 Well Smitten, 4.15 Lucky Jim, 4.45 Hargam, 5.15 Finawn Bawn.

Tipperary: 5.30 Enquire, 6.00 Queeny, 6.30 Crocodile Dundee, 7.00 Kagney, 7.30 Donjon, 8.00 Holy Motivation, 8.30 Crimson Chief.

Wincanton: 5.20 Secret Investor, 5.50 Little Miss Poet, 6.20 Two Hoots, 6.50 Maid Of Milan, 7.20 Scented Lily, 7.50 The Twisler, 8.20 Shufoog.

Worcester: 1.40 Bajardo, 2.10 Too Many Diamonds, 2.45 Exmoor Mist, 3.20 Rock Of Leon, 3.55 Drill Baby Drill, 4.25 My Liege, 4.55 Barrd.

Chelmsford: 6.10 Arbalet, 6.40 Take The Helm, 7.10 Talaaqy, 7.40 Poet’s Prince, 8.10 Weekender, 8.40 Elgin, 9.10 Bosham.

Chester: 1.50 Reflektor, 2.25 MY LORD AND MASTER (NAP), 3.00 Vale Of Kent, 3.35 Idaho, 4.05 Wedding Date, 4.35 Ghostwatch, 5.05 Dark Devil.