Let’s start with a short shortlist for Wednesday’s meeting. See further down the page for more details on why we chose our featured horses.

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(Please note that selections may become non-participants after the article is published)

Selection on Wednesday:

13:30 (Chester) Ziggy’s dream

14:05 (Chester) Danger alert

14:40 (Chester) Save the last dance

15:15 (Chester) Arrest

15:45 (Chester) Commander Straker

13:30 (Chester) Ziggy’s dream

Ziggy’s Dream can make it two out of two in the Caa Stellar Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes after triumphing as a favorite in her first start at Doncaster.

However, she will face stiff competition from Balon D’or, who was a game winner in his racetrack debut at this trip in Musselburgh last month.

John Steed is also worth considering. The Inns Of Court son had a promising start to his racing career when he finished second at Bath earlier this month and he can move up a place with the improvement ahead.

14:05 (Chester) Danger alert

Danger Alert’s All-Weather Finals Day Run was too bad to be true and he can get another shot in the Tote £100K Guaranteed Placepot Every Day Handicap.

He has won two of his eight starts since joining George Boughey, has also finished second four times and was certainly not unpopular in the all-weather three-year-old final.

However, he came home last of nine after a slow start as his team could offer no excuses.

That looked like a strong race. Second-placed Shouldvebeenaring rose to Listed glory at Newmarket last week, while third-placed The XO was beaten by just a length and a half in the Group 3 Commonwealth Cup Trial at Ascot.

Back in handicap society, Danger Alert can bounce back.

14:40 (Chester) Save the last dance

Savethelastdance can book their Epsom ticket with a win at the Weatherbys Digital Solutions Cheshire Oaks on the opening day of Chester’s May Festival.

Hitting nearly 10 lengths on her debut in a Thurles virgin late last year, few would have guessed that this daughter of Galileo would lead the Betfred Oaks market in the spring.

Savethelastdance, who sent off a 20/1 shot on her season bow at Leopardstown last month, poked fun at that award as she comfortably knocked out Ballydoyle’s first string boogie woogie by two and a half lengths.

Granted, she capitalized on an excellent Wayne Lordan ride, raced prominently and stole a march, but none of her rivals ever looked like catching her again.

Form has worked well too, with Boogie Woogie winning her first time by more than five lengths while third, Azazat, became Leopardstown champion on Sunday.

The rise to almost 12 furlongs doesn’t ring any alarm bells and Savethelastdance can make this step on the way to a Classic date next month in no time.

15:15 (Chester) Arrest

Arrest is another form to watch closely and should again be too good for Adelaide River in the Boodles Chester Vase.

The pair finished second and third in Group 1 last year’s Criterium de Saint-Cloud, behind Dubai Mile, with Arrest being beaten by just a head while Adelaide River was another six lengths behind so he was plenty to find at first glance .

The ground was incredibly challenging that day so an overly literal reading might be dangerous, but still Arrest had shown plenty of skill previously, chasing Nostrum home on the first try before beating Desert Order and Sea Of Roses in his next two starts.

Desert Order has won twice since, while Sea Of Roses next time defeated Oaks competitor Infinite Cosmos to place in Group Three on their return earlier this year, giving the John and Thady Gosden-trained runner another nice boost.

15:45 (Chester) Commander Straker

Commander Straker is there to handle the idiosyncrasies of the task at hand, and voices the most from stable five.

The son of Kodi Bear impressed when he made a decent starter entry in his penultimate start at Bath and could have much more to offer now he’s entering handicap society after a respectable third place at the Woodcote at Epsom.

Royal Dress and Lakota Blue top the list of dangers.


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