Today on Sky Sports Racing: Action returns to Chester as Boardman tries to make up for May Festival defeat | Race News

It’s a return to the Roodee this afternoon as Chester headlines another great weekend of action, live on Sky Sports Racing.

On either side of the victories at Thirsk and Haydock, Boardman (Tim Easterby) was unlucky fifth in the May meeting and returns to the track with a favorite chance in the feature ICM Stellar Sports Handicap (3:45).

Hugo Palmer will undoubtedly seek more success on his now local track with Fools Rush In, while the chic Oh This Is Us could be dangerous in handicap company for Richard Hannon’s side.

Stay handicap indices in Chester?

During the previous race, the stayers exposed themselves in the Proud to support Chester Racecourse Disability (3:10)with many of those riders no doubt having next year’s Ebor or Chester Cup on their radar.

Dr. Marwan Koukash is a regular in these regions and sends Heart Of Soul and mancini in this race, but the favorite is likely to be mind blender for Andrew Balding’s team, which has won well in its last two starts.

Still in Chester, Origin will look to build on a smart winning effort at Ripon in the 2:35making his handicap debut for the Ben Haslam and Andrew Mullen combo.

Star Of India and Ryan Moore race to win the Dee Stakes in Chester

The Williams combo teams up at Ffos Las

The evening jump action comes from Ffos Las, with father-daughter combo Evan and Isabel Williams bonding with Balkardiawho goes in search of a hat-trick on Saturday (7:00).

They only face three rivals, but one is samba dancer who could be a serious threat from the in-form Fergal O’Brien court.

Later on the map, John Betjeman – a course and distance winner – takes on Nicky Henderson Chasamaxwith Nico De Boinville traveling to make the rounds at 8:00 a.m..

Wesley Ward (right) had his 12 Royal Ascot trophies stolen from his Kentucky home.
Wesley Ward (right) has won 12 races at Royal Ascot

Ward’s team prepare for Royal Ascot

The pick of the action in the United States on Saturday comes from Belmont Park, the venue for the next triple crown final race, the Belmont Stakes, with the Group 3 Soaring Softly Stakes (22:12) featuring several renowned coaches.

American heavyweight trainer Chad Brown sends Haughty running, while Wesley Ward – who will be very well represented at Royal Ascot next month – runs Chardy evening.

Watch all the races from Chester, Ffos Las and Belmont live only on Sky Sports Racing (Sky 415 | Virgin 535) on Saturday 28 May.

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