Dual purpose star Overturn is favourite for his third StanJames sponsored Chester Cup. The race will be televised live on Channel Four (after the weekends dual Classic treat we are being spoilt), but if you want to see the races up close it’s best to book the tickets asap as some enclosures have sold out already.
Most enclosures have gone for Ladies day all ready (don’t worry I am sure the Rooneys will have got their tickets early!), and to make things worse their website has crashed!
Of course a free alternative is to sit on the Chester Wall, take the picnic, some binoculars, a radio for the commentary and a smart phone for betting and you will have a cracking day if the sun shines! A similar free experience can be enjoyed on Tattenham Corner on the Derby Day.
I am not going up this year, though have a Sunday meeting at Fakenham to look forward to at the end of this month.