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Chester betting tips page with all the Chester Racecourse facts to assist you with your tipping and Chester betting. If you want to be on the right side of your wagers check out all the stats and facts below.

There will be informative horse racing tips from OLBG members with plenty of helpful advice that will assist all punters, whether you are a novice or an expert.


Experts are OLBG tipsters with high strike rates, current month or 6 month profitability for a particular sport.

Chester Racecourse Preview

Chester, 'The Roodee' as the circular course is known for races from May through to September with around 14 race days.  

Type of Racing: Flat racing only.

Highlights: The main meeting at Chester is The Boodles May Festival which features all the Group races and one of the richest flat handicaps of the season, the Chester Cup

The track has one Group 2 race in the shape of the Huxley Stakes, horses from the Huxley then normally run at Royal Ascot the following month. The race is worth around £70,000 and attracts runners from the cream of the training fraternity, Aidan O'Brien, Sir Michael Stoute, John Gosden etc.

There are two Group 3 races the Chester Vase and Ormonde Stakes and a host of Listed races, the Chester Vase is considered to be a Derby trial for Epsom as the sharp bends and turning nature of the track can be a guide to a horse handling the similar scenario Epsom presents.

The Listed Cheshire Oaks, the above applies to the fillies potentially heading for the Oaks at Epsom. The Dee Stakes is another listed race held during the May meetings.

TV Channel: Sky Sports Racing

Bookmaker Streaming Services Available from Paddy Power, Betfair and William Hill.

If you are going to Chester races then why not download the OLBG app to keep up to date with all the latest Chester tips at the track?

* All statistics below are based on the previous five years at Chester

Chester Outright Favourite Statistics

  • Flat Handicaps: 89-274 (32%) -5.71
  • Flat Non-Handicaps: 27-76 (36%) -16.71

Chester Racecourse Map

Flat: Left-handed tight course that is incredibly sharp, the majority of the full circuit consists of bends.

Chester Racecourse Address: The Racecourse, Chester, CH1 2LY

Chester Racecourse Telephone: 01244 304600

To buy tickets for a race day at Chester, head over to their official ticket booking webpage.

Chester Flat Racecourse Map
Chester Flat Racecourse Map

Chester Tips

The races are on the turn seemingly the whole way with the course only a mile in circumference. It can be hard to make up ground and catch front runners over 5 furlongs, the short straight of only just over a furlong is very short.

Jockeys drawn on the inside know they have a big advantage and try and maximise their draw by getting out quickly and securing a rail position, but they still have to get the fractions right dictating the pace. Races with more runners would show that higher numbers have even more of a disadvantage.

However, one word of caution a jockey drawn wide would in many cases take action to negate the draw with a very positive ride. The bookies know about the draw, so if a wide-drawn horse is in the top 3 of the betting then undertake some more form study of that wide-drawn horse.

If you are interested in predictions from elsewhere today then head over to the main racing tips page to see which runners are being most tipped.

Chester Draw Bias

When breaking Chester down into trips you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the best LSP, that would be stall 2 over a trip of 6f which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of +30.60. When breaking Chester down into trips you can look at which stall and trip combination has produced the worst LSP, that would be stall 5 over a trip of 7½f which has, over the last five years produced an LSP of -64.00.

Here we have the draw bias for Chester taken into consideration races with ten or more runners, we will break down the figures by race distance, draws can be much more important over the shorter trips in which runners do not have time to find their position during the race meaning the draw is probably more important than the races over longer distances.

  • Sprints (5f to 7½f)
  • Middle Distance (1m2f to 1m5½f)

The following table shows a breakdown over a group of trips and shows how each position of the draw does, for example in a twelve-runner race would be Low (Stalls 1-4), Mid (Stalls 5-8) and High (Stalls 9-12), the positions will always be lowest stall number to highest.

Chester Jockey and Trainer Statistics

Who are the best flat jockeys and trainers to bet on at Chester?

Following Hugo Palmer would have returned a profit here at Chester with an LSP of +28.04 and their twenty winners have them at the head of the profitable trainers' list. A M Balding does lead the trainers' list overall with thirty-six winners but shows an overall loss. If you are more of an eachway player then you may want to know which trainer is best to follow at Chester and that would be Miss J A Camacho who shows the best eachway LSP which is +21.52 thanks to their eleven placings (six winners). A total of zero winners from seventy-one runners at Chester has Mrs L Williamson at the wrong end of the trainers' list with their 0% strike rate and worst LSP of -71.00.

When looking at profitable jockeys only, then it is Jason Hart who leads the way with a total of sixteen winners producing an LSP of +18.00 whilst Francis Norton leads the overall list with twenty-five winners but shows a loss overall. When looking at jockeys and looking for some eachway value at Chester, the jockey who shows the best eachway profit is Tom Eaves, whose LSP is +21.03 which has been accumulated by a total of thirteen placings which includes five winners. The jockey with the worst record at Chester based on LSP is G Lee who has only a 0% strike rate with zero winners from forty-three rides which have returned an LSP of -43.00.

Chester Picks & Hints

Here are some factors at Chester for certain trainers or jockeys which have been profitable:

  • 6-9 (67%) +32.13 - Backing Harry Bentley rides when over a trip of 1m2½f
  • 9-18 (50%) +27.76 - Backing Harry Bentley rides when in a Handicap race
  • 8-15 (53%) +18.56 - Backing A P O'Brien runners when horses are aged 3yo
  • 10-20 (50%) +16.97 - Backing A P O'Brien runners when in a Non-Handicap race
  • 5-10 (50%) +17.58 - Backing Joe Fanning rides when on horses aged 3yo

Chester Top Jockey and Trainer Combinations

Here are the best trainer and jockey combinations here at Chester based on the number of winners:

  • 13 Wins: A M Balding & David Probert
  • 13 Wins: Tom Dascombe & Richard Kingscote
  • 12 Wins: M Johnston & Francis Norton
  • 11 Wins: A P O'Brien & Ryan Moore
  • 7 Wins: R A Fahey & Paul Hanagan

Chester Top Trainers By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

Hugo Palmer96-20-36+28.04+12.83
P D Evans73-15-26+23.08+8.34
A P O'Brien22-12-17+25.22+14.03
Roger Varian40-8-19+4.16+0.37
D Carroll41-7-17+22.75+12.82
Miss J A Camacho20-6-11+28.50+21.52
M L W Bell21-5-5+9.00-6.33
Sir Michael Stoute19-5-9+2.50-3.84
Daniel Kubler11-4-6+33.75+21.46
Roger Fell27-3-7+10.50+7.67

Chester Top Jockeys By Most Winners and a Level Stakes Profit

Jason Hart76-16-29+18.00+2.61
Ryan Moore41-16-26+14.85+2.60
Hayley Turner69-15-24+23.98+8.89
Harry Bentley34-11-16+20.26+10.48
Joe Fanning30-9-14+23.58+15.27
Daniel Tudhope32-8-13+2.88-1.29
B McHugh76-7-18+16.00+5.35
Paul Mulrennan35-6-12+2.83-0.05
Tom Eaves38-5-13+20.00+21.03
S A Gray30-5-12+10.00+12.61

With a huge combined experience of horse racing between them, this content has been created and is maintained by Darren Brett, James Banting and Andy Powell. All of the data for Chester Racecourse which includes the favourite statistics, draw bias and the trainer and jockey statistics have been created using results from HorseRaceBase.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

Darren has worked in the horse racing industry for decades bringing to OLBG for the last 20 years a wealth of knowledge, creating much of our content on these sports. Darren also manages our Grand National Guide and is the go-to font of knowledge for the world's greatest steeplechase.
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James Banting, a passionate horse racing enthusiast and aficionado, brings a wealth of experience to OLBG, having attended numerous race meetings over the years. His background working with the Jockey Club provides him with a unique insider's perspective on the industry.
Andy Powell

Andy Powell

Content editor

Andy is a seasoned professional with more than 15 years of experience in the field of horse racing. He has a thorough understanding of the sport, from analyzing complex statistical data to being part of a winning syndicate at the Cheltenham Festival. Andy is responsible for managing the horse racing trend blogs on OLBG.
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