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Key non-runner: Kachy misses sprint conditions stakes due to soft ground

Kachy: misses Chester and will be aimed at the Temple Stakes
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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.

Going report

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)

Chester (1.50)
Soft (GoingStick: 7.1 at 7.15am)

Ascot (2.00)
Soft (from good to soft, soft in places; GoingStick 7.1 straight, 6.1 round at 8.15am on Thursday)

Nottingham (5.20)
Good to soft (from good to soft, good in places)

Downpatrick (5.25)

Cork (5.35)
Good, good to yielding in places (Flat)

Wolverhampton (5.40)

Ripon (6.00)
Good to soft, soft in places (GoingStick: 7.2 at 6am)

Key non-runners

3.35 Chester 1 Magic Circle (pricked foot), 15 Busy Street (going)
4.10 Chester 1 Kachy (going)

Market movers

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.

What to read

Top trainer Aidan O'Brien is considering supplementing Derby favourite Sir Dragonet for the Epsom showpiece and is hugely excited about the impressive Chester Vase scorer. 

What to watch

Charlie Hills's assistant trainer Jamie Insole has the lowdown on Khaadem, who takes aim at the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. 

The best of Racing Post Sport

The team look back on a brilliant two nights for British football after Liverpool and Tottenham's historic Champions League semi-final victories and ahead to the final batch of Premier League games this weekend.

Final thought 

Cliffs Of Dooneen looks an interesting runner in the Chester Cup (3.35) on his second start for Ralph Beckett. On debut the four-year-old defeated the Willie Mullins-trained mare True Self, who has since won three Listed races. 

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