The good news is that the Chester festival begins on Wednesday. The bad news is that rain is likely to arrive before the off. Last year the Chester May meeting was a mess.
Heavy rain caused havoc and led to lots of trainers withdrawing their horses due to a sudden change in the ground conditions.
That is something we always have to take into consideration. I have to be part weatherman, part tipster. You can make selections the night before racing, only to find the conditions change considerably on the day.
Anyway, before Chester we have some moderate flat race . . .
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