Chester’s Winning Formula | Chester Racecourse

Chester’s Winning Formula

Chester Racecourse’s experts have devised a winning formula in a bid to help racegoers pick this year’s Chester Cup winner, which will be the highlight of the card when the three-day Boodles May Festival gets underway tomorrow. 

Specialists at the oldest English racecourse, which lies on the banks of the River Dee, is providing some hints to help those struggling to pick a winner, based on the unique trends of previous Chester Cup winners; the first suggested rule being that the average age of a successful horse should be 5. Previous 5-year-old winners have included Star Player, Western Dancer and Admiral.

 History tells us that since the beginning of Chester races, thirty winning horses have had two words in their names, including Super Nova, Fantasy Hill and Rainbow High. 

Research also shows that placing a bet on a horse that has two words to their name might just secure you the winning blueprint.

If you’re taking this formula to the tee, experts who have trawled the history books are also recommending placing a wager on horses that have exactly 9 letters in their name, such as Contester. 

Chester Racecourse, known as The Roodee, has held the Chester Cup since 1824 and specialists in the field also suggest horses whose names start with the popular letter A are also successful – last year’s winner Address Unknown reflecting this trend.

The final part of Chester’s formula is the exact weight carried by the winner.  8 stone 5 pounds is a successful weight, however, this can be ruled out on the basis the lowest weight carried this year is 8 stone 13.

Using the formula devised the most successful horses for the 2014 renewal of the Chester Cup is predicted to be Open Eagle, White Nile and Angel Gabrial.   Whether you’re a seasoned punter or just a casual racegoer who likes to have a flutter, Chester Cup experts have concocted this hit recipe in an effort to garner success.

The Chester Cup race will take place at 2.45pm tomorrow, for what is the first day of the Boodles May Festival which takes place until Friday 9th May.

For more information, please contact Chloe Vinden on 0161 236 1352 or