Key non-runner: Kachy misses sprint conditions stakes due to soft ground
Star sprinter Kachy misses his intended engagement at Chester on Friday on account of soft ground on the final day of the May meeting.
Owner Dave Lowe tweeted: "All what can go wrong has gone wrong for Kachy. The worst draw and the rain came.
"It's been a tough decision to make if we participated or not as no doubt he would have won today, but the horse comes first and he won't run.
"Next stop is Haydock for the Temple Stakes!"
It is also soft ground at Ascot, where there are more than 20 non-runners due to the ease in conditions.
Aidan O'Brien has celebrated a couple of big-race winners at Chester this week and takes aim at Irish riches with Gossamer Wings and Fantasy in the 5½f Goffs Irish EBF Polonia Stakes (8.35) at Cork.
There are five other cards to savour with racing taking place at Market Rasen, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Ripon and Downpatrick.
Market Rasen (first race at: 1.40)
Good (from good, good to soft in places on hurdle and good to soft, good in places on chase)
Soft (GoingStick: 7.1 at 7.15am)
Soft (from good to soft, soft in places; GoingStick 7.1 straight, 6.1 round at 8.15am on Thursday)
Good to soft (from good to soft, good in places)
Good, good to yielding in places (Flat)
Good to soft, soft in places (GoingStick: 7.2 at 6am)
3.35 Chester 1 Magic Circle (pricked foot), 15 Busy Street (going)
4.10 Chester 1 Kachy (going)
1.50 Chester – 7 Ptarmigan Ridge 3-1 (from 9-2)
3.35 Chester – 5 Whiskey Sour 9-1 (from 14)
4.40 Chester – 2 Saryshagann 11-2 (from 15-2)
4.55 Ascot – 2 Deep Intrigue 6-1 (from 9)
What to back
Tom Park with selections for today's action.
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