Racing tip of the day
Dave Ord is late to the party - but sides with Tres Coronas at Chester as his best bet for the afternoon.
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I don't get invited to many parties these days - who want's a sweaty, morose, bearded presence in the corner of the room playing on his I Phone while the music booms out or the starter leaves the table, and I'm even late to this one. But Tres Coronas looks a bet in the IG Handicap at Chester doesn't he?
I know, I know, more respected, insightful and simply better judges have put him up already...but what's not to like?
Granted,he hasn't won since striking here 12 months ago but has a string of placed efforts in red-hot handicaps to his name.
He likes the track, will be cherry ripe after three runs this term and crucially there's a plethora of front-runners in the race. Let them go my son - we'll pick them up later on.
Yes he needs luck in running, lots of it, but has shaped very much as though in peak form on his last two starts, will rail round here like an old pro and - above all - relish the rain-softened ground.
He's only a pound higher than when third in last year's Cambridgeshire so as Pink once warbled, Get The Party Started. Just save a seat in the corner for me...I'm running late.