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A general view as runners make their way towards the finish at Chester racecourse on May 4

Chester: the rail has been moved out to provide fresh ground

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Chester ground changed to good for day two

THE ground at Chester for day two of the May meeting has been changed to good with another sunny day and high temperatures in the pipeline.

Yesterday’s fixture ended on ground described as good, good to soft in places but conditions are set to be quicker today following more drying weather.

Clerk of the course Andrew Morris said: “We had a dry night and with the heavy dew we’ve had this morning we’ve got nice good ground for today.

“We had a lovely day yesterday and it could be a little hotter today with temperatures reaching 18C.

“It could be even warmer again tomorrow but we’re forecast less sunshine so it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if we remained around good for the rest of the meeting.”

The rail has been moved out by three yards from the six-furlong to the furlong-and-a-half point to provide fresh ground for today.

Day two highlights

All eyes will be fixed on the MBNA Chester Vase at 3.10 as Investec Derby favourite US Army Ranger puts his Classic credentials on the line against five rivals.

The Betway Huxley Stakes, the second Group 3 on the card, is also among four races live on Channel 4.

 
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