Friday Racing Tips: Boardman can excel back on the Roodee

 | 10th May | 

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Chester Racecourse

There’s no shortage of action on Friday with a total of eight meetings taking place including the final day of Chester’s May meeting and the first day of Ascot’s two-day meeting.

Amongst our fancies is a pick in Chester’s opening event and a couple of selections from the Flat card at Cork in Ireland.

Friday Racing Tips - May 10

  • 13:30 Chester - Boardman @ 12/1
  • 16:05 Cork - Sir Yoshi @ 11/4
  • 17:50 Cork - Janoobi @ 4/1

13:30 Chester - Boardman @ 12/1

Chester’s opener is a tricky puzzle to solve, but it may be worth taking a chance on a bit of a course specialist in the shape of Boardman.

All his best form is around this time of year (seven of his eight wins have come in the month of May) and he’s a three-time course and distance winner who clearly thrives at this venue.

It’s hard to see why he’s a double figure price at the time of writing given his record and he wasn’t disgraced on his recent return, when shaping like he was in need of the outing. Expect him to come on plenty for that and while a wide draw in stall 10 isn’t ideal, he looks capable of outrunning his odds from an each-way perspective.

16:05 Cork - Sir Yoshi @ 11/4

In the opening race on Cork’s card, David Marnane has a fascinating sprinter that could be going places this season.

Sir Yoshi made a really bright start to his sprinting career when runner-up in a five-furlong maiden last month and the son of Mehmas gave the impression that he was still very much learning on the job in the closing stages of that contest.

His pedigree suggests that he’s all speed, so sticking at this trip having shown plenty of ability on debut looks like the right move and expect him to be more streetwise this time around with a run under his belt.

The yard gets their fair share of two-year-old winners for a team of their size and if this one does progress from debut, he rates as the one to beat in this contest.

17:50 Cork - Janoobi @ 4/1

The Mallow handicap is always a competitive affair but Janoobi has standout claims, after an impressive five lengths success on his return at Naas in March.

That was his first run since 2022 and while the bounce factor would often be a concern second time out after such an absence, the subsequent seven-week break should negate any of those concerns.

The son of Night Of Thunder was only pushed out in the closing stages of that contest, suggesting he had more under the bonnet that day and a 10lb rise could be on the lenient side.

There’s a slight concern about the ground with that career best coming on heavy but he’s gone close on good ground previously and he may be able to take this on his way to Pattern company.

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