Free horse racing selections for Wednesday May 8

Chester - will appear on Sky Sports Racing
Chester - will appear on Sky Sports Racing

Nick Robson expects to see Derby and Oaks clues at Chester on Wednesday - he's got a tip for every race on Wednesday.

NAP: King Ottokar (3.35 Chester)

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39-0OR: 106
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Next Best: Show Me Show Me (1.50 Chester)

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29-5OR: -D
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King Ottokar can enhance his reputation by winning the MBNA Chester Vase.

Charlie Fellowes thought enough of him to let him take his chance in the Futurity Trophy at Doncaster at the end of last season and while that proved a step too far at that stage of his career, the experience was clearly not lost on him.

Fellowes ran him at Newbury first time out this season, in a race which looked hot on paper and has produced a few smart winners down the years.

The son of Motivator looked a resolute galloper in powering to a length-and-a-half victory over Dashing Willoughby, whom he meets again.

That was over 10 furlongs, but it certainly did not look like another quarter of a mile would hamper his progression. With the Ballydoyle battalion not looking as strong as it has in the past for this race, the selection can take another step forward.

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Ralph Beckett's Manuela De Vega is capable of defying a penalty in the Arkle Finance Cheshire Oaks.

Unbeaten in two starts last season, she signed off her juvenile season with a clear-cut success in a Listed race at Pontefract.

The form is some way short of Classic standard, but she could have done no more than she has already and Beckett is a master when it comes to training the fairer sex.

Show Me Show Me was backed as if better than an average two-year-old when he made a winning debut in the Brocklesby on the first day of the season at Doncaster and can follow up in the Stellar Group Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes.

He is another with a penalty to shoulder, and at this time of year for a two-year-old that could be a huge stumbling block, but there appears to be plenty of confidence behind Richard Fahey's charge.

It helps that the first two pulled nicely clear at Doncaster and the second has won since.

John Butler has found the key to Red Invader who has won his last two and should bring up the hat-trick in the Southwell Golf Club Handicap on the Fibresand.

The nine-year-old appears to have found a new lease of life from somewhere.

The Tom George-trained Boyhood had some decent form over hurdles and now he goes over fences for the first time in the Newtonabbotrace On Twitter Beginners' Chase, he is of definite interest in Devon.

Ruby Yeats can be forgiven a rare poor performance last time and should not be dismissed in the Goodwin Racing Telephone Betting Mares' Handicap Chase at Fontwell while Floki can get off the mark in the Principal & Prosper Maiden Hurdle at Kelso.

Sporting Life tips:

CHESTER: 1.50 Show Me Show Me, 2.25 Manuela De Vega, 3.00 Angel Alexander, 3.35 KING OTTOKAR (NAP), 4.05 Sneaky Peak, 4.35 Wild Edric, 5.05 Humble Gratitude.

FONTWELL: 5.10 Test Ride, 5.45 Lily The Pink, 6.15 Kings Temptation, 6.45 Et Moi Alors, 7.15 Zen Master, 7.45 Ruby Yeats, 8.15 Bendy Bow.

GOWRAN: 4.50 Desert Viper, 5.25 Luminent, 5.55 True Self, 6.25 Ineffable, 6.55 Romantic Proposal, 7.25 Dee Sprinter, 7.55 Gatsby Cap, 8.25 Jolene.

KELSO: 2.10 Floki, 2.45 Sleep Easy, 3.20 Buckled, 3.55 The Wicket Chicken, 4.25 Yorkist, 4.55 Greensalt, 5.30 Wee Goldie.

NEWTON ABBOT: 2.00 Sixty's Belle, 2.35 Boyhood, 3.10 Bullionaire, 3.45 Imperial Presence, 4.15 Capitaine, 4.45 You Say What, 5.20 Sign Of War.

SOUTHWELL: 6.05 Red Invader, 6.35 Brandy James, 7.05 Moveonup, 7.35 Bonneville, 8.05 Antico Lady, 8.35 Loulin.

DOUBLE: King Ottokar and Show Me Show Me.


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