Today’s Horse Racing Tips & Odds – Thursday, 5th May 2022

Thursday's best UK horse racing betting tips from Chester and Chelmsford City

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Today’s horse racing tips for Thursday from Chelmsford City and Chester as it’s all flat action.

The top race of the day is the Ormonde Stakes from Chester, which is a Group 3 fixture.

So here are the best of today’s horse racing tips for Thursday, 5th May 2022.

All times listed are GMT.

15:10 Chester Ormonde Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Group 3
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 10
Distance: 1m 5f

Race Preview

ALBAFLORA makes her return to action and has to be respected at Chester on Thursday.

She opened last season with a victory so has proven form from fresh.

The end of season form was hot as well.

Albaflora was a runner up in both the Yorkshire Oaks and the Group 1 Fillies & Mares Stakes at Ascot.

She’s down in class on Thursday and rates as a huge danger.

BELIEVE IN LOVE was a runner up in a hot Group 1 effort at Longchamp in October, and that was a narrow defeat for her.

She went to Munich for the final run of the season on a follow-up and didn’t get into the frame.

Along with a Group 3 win at Leopardstown, last summer, Believe In Love should be competitive.

THUNDEROUS could be a strong player if he is allowed to get a grip of this one from the front.

He should benefit from having had a run three weeks ago.

That return saw him take 6th place at Newbury, clearly needing the run.

Thunderous is not without a chance here as he put in some decent shifts in defeat among pattern company last year.


Ones to watch: Believe In Love 9/2, Thunderous 14/1

* (odds recorded 20:04 GMT on 4th May 2022 at 888sport)

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15:40 Chester Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 3
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 14
Distance: 1m 2f

Race Preview

PRIDE OF PRIORY is seeking a hattrick as he makes his reappearance run.

The last time he was seen was in September.

That was a win recorded at Haydock on his handicap debut and he is well entitled to come from that.

Pride Of Priory is still low mileage and got better with every run last term.

DIDEROT was an expensive purchase and fulfilled some promise when he opened with a victory in January for this campaign.

That was on his first run for his current yard as well.

Most of the form since then reads well for Diderot, even though it was all in defeat, however.

Diderot went well on an 8f trip at Kempton a month ago and should go well up in the trip.

There’s been proven AW form and there’s a chance he takes that onto the turf.

ENIGMATIC went very well to take a third-place finish at Newmarket three weeks ago and that was his reappearance run.

That should sharpen him up well.

He was well in the mix and there were suggestions that the extra trip is going to suit him on Thursday.

ENFRANCHISE was a runner up nine days ago at Brighton, a career-best effort from her.

She stays at the same mark and Enfranchise was wonderfully progressive over the winter on the all-weather.

She’s an interesting player on the turf.

Tip: DIDEROT 7/1

Ones to watch: Enfranchise 11/2, Enigmatic 12/1

* (odds recorded 20:04 GMT on 4th May 2022 at 888sport)

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14:40 Chester Stakes Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Listed
Age: 3-year-olds only
Declared Runners: 6
Distance: 1m 2f

Race Preview

DUBAI POET should have a strong shout in this one as she opened the season with a good second-place finish at Newcastle three weeks ago.

The longer trip should unlock further potential from him. There was a victory at Newbury for Dubai Poet last September.

In last year’s Autumn Stakes Dubai Poet landed a superb third-place finish behind the 2000 Guineas winner.

STAR OF INDIA was fifth behind the winner Native Trail in the Craven at Newmarket in April.

There’s a lot more to come from him.

Star Of India looked like he needed that run under his belt but still wasn’t beaten heavily in the contest.

With clear form franked from that effort and coming up on a trip for Thursday, Star Of India has a chance.

MR MCCANN ended last season with a win, scoring a 1m Epsom effort in September.

That was one of three wins during his juvenile campaign.

The breeding of Mr Mccann suggests that he has this further trip in him and rates as a big danger.

Tip: MR MCCANN 5/1

Ones to watch: Star Of India 6/4, Dubai Poet 6/1

* (odds recorded 20:04 GMT on 4th May 2022 at 888sport)

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19:30 Chelmsford City Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 4
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 5
Distance: 1m 2f

Race Preview

FIGURES is looking to complete a hattrick as she looks to follow up on a score at Kempton 54 days ago.

That was a dead-heat finish but it saw her take a positive step up in grade.

There was a strong finish from Figures in that one and now stepping into kidnapping there are big claims.

SHARPCLIFF is another lining up in this interesting contest seeking a hat trick although he makes his reappearance run.

So he isn’t a match fit like Figures is going to be. Sharpcliff comes up another 8lb for a score at York on his latest run.

That itself was on a 9lb higher mark after getting off the mark at Newcastle.

He may need extra but he’s not out of the picture.

THE THUNDERER makes it on the Polytrack for the first time on Thursday and he’s not without a chance.

There was a fourth-place finish for him on a handicap effort at Wolverhampton 199 days ago under an inexperienced rider.

The Thunderer is down on a trip and has a chance.


Ones to watch: Figures 6/5, The Thunderer 4/1

* (odds recorded 20:04 GMT on 4th May 2022 at 888sport)

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19:00 Chelmsford City Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 6
Age: 4-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 10
Distance: 5f

Race Preview

WINGS OF A DOVE picked up a victory just seven days ago so she comes quickly back into action under a 5lb penalty.

That latest win was at Lingfield in a 10-runner handicap.

While this will demand more, Wings Of A Dove has gone from higher marks than this in his career and has been competitive.

BERNARD SPIERPOINT has banked a victory in two of four appearances for 2022 and can get in the picture.

He wasn’t anywhere near in form on his latest, a run at Newcastle where he didn’t seem to take to the track.

This should give him a chance at Chelmsford City.

YOU’RE COOL may have a say in this as he has recorded four previous course and distance wins.

His latest run was at C&D three weeks ago when he was 5th of 8 in a handicap.

He was just outpaced in a quick race in that one. You’re Cool could be helped out by a 7lb claimer on his back.

HEY HO LET’S GO is seeking a hattrick in this competitive race. He will have to defy a further 3lb rise.

Hey Ho Let’s Go scored at Lingfield two weeks ago.

That was a career-best effort and he carries a 7lb claimer for Thursday.


Ones to watch: Hey Ho Let’s Go 7/1, Bernard Spierpoint 13/2

* (odds recorded 20:04 GMT on 4th May 2022 at 888sport)

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18:30 Chelmsford City Fillies’ Handicap Horse Racing Tip

Race Type: Class 4
Age: 3-year-olds plus
Declared Runners: 6
Distance: 7f

Race Preview

MIDHEAVEN ended the previous campaign on a high note, scoring at Lingfield on the all-weather.

He easily pulled clear in that one, which saw her get off the mark at the third time of asking.

This will be the handicap debut for Midheaven on Thursday and she warrants respect.

ESPRESSOO carries a 6lb penalty which makes this a tougher ask for her after picking up a win 9 days ago.

Espressoo took a commanding win at Ayr in a maiden last time out. This will be the handicap debut and she still looks competitive enough despite the penalty.

ATOMISE has had a reappearance run which could help her out on Thursday as she should be sharp.

Atomise was 6th at Kempton in a handicap effort a month ago. She never found herself in the right position and there could be more to come.


Ones to watch: Midheaven 5/2, Atomise 11/1

* (odds recorded 20:04 GMT on 4th May 2022 at 888sport)

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