Tip of the day: Prince punt

  • By: Ben Linfoot
  • Last Updated: August 3 2014, 10:39 BST

Ben Linfoot heads to Chester for his tip of the day and he's siding with an attractively-handicapped Tom Dascombe horse.

Richard Kingscote: Can cap a good week by winning at Chester on Deauville Prince
Richard Kingscote: Can cap a good week by winning at Chester on Deauville Prince

DEAUVILLE PRINCE - 3.40 Chester

Glorious Goodwood might be over for another year but for once we have decent Flat racing in the UK on a Sunday (hurrah!) and there are several good races at Chester and Newbury for punters to get stuck into.

My eye was drawn to the 14-runner MBNA Mile at Chester with Alejandro, Apostle, Sir Guy Porteous, Dr Red Eye and My Single Malt all in-form horses in with a shout.

However, none of them are as well-handicapped as DEAUVILLE PRINCE and he rates a decent bet to get back on the winning trail after a promising run at Royal Ascot last time.

He was a very good six-length 11th at 100/1 in the Buckingham Palace Stakes - a race that has produced several subsequent winners already.

Tom Dascombe's charge could be the latest to boost that form as he was having his third run back after an absence at the Royal meeting and he seems to be getting back in the groove judging by that effort.

The handicapper has dropped him a further 2lb too, and off a mark of 93 he's now 12lb below his career zenith of 105 that he achieved when second in a Listed race at Meydan in February last year.

With just 12 career runs under his belt he remains lightly raced and from a good draw with a bit of cut in the ground ideal, he's worth a small wager this afternoon.