Horse Racing By Jon Ivan-Duke

Steve Rogers Could Be Chester Marvel

After the excitement of Guineas weekend, the Flat roadshow heads to Chester, where Steve Rogers is hoping to prove a marvel for trainer Roger Varian.

William Hill price Steve Rogers as the 7-2 favourite for the Chester Cup and as a progressive horse who has an entry in the Ascot Gold Cup (he’s a top price 50-1 with William Hill for that race), he could win at the Roodee on his way to the Royal venue.

“Steve Rogers could be the ‘marvel’ at the Roodee and we may need a shield to protect us from a favourite bashing,” said William Hill spokesman Jon Ivan-Duke.

Steve Rogers was cut from 11-2 to 7-2 after receiving a good draw, while Heartbreak City has been backed from 14-1 to 12-1 since the final declarations.

Dr Marwan Koukash is a huge fan of having winners at Chester and William Hill offer 4-1 that he manages to scoop the Chester Cup with one of his four runners (Angel Gabrial, Duke Of Clarence, Gabrial The Hero, Gabrial’s King).

Dr Marwan Koukash To Win The 2016 Chester Cup: 4-1

2.40 Chester – Arkle Finance Cheshire Oaks: 11-10 Somehow, 5-1 Diamonds Pour Moi, 8-1 Pursuitofthestars, 9-1 Dessertoflife, Moorside, 12-1 Mirsaalah, 14-1 Doubly Motivated, 16-1 Play Gal, (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)

3.10 Chester – Chester Cup: 7-2 Steve Rogers, 8-1 Gang Warfare, Quick Jack, Silver Concorde, 12-1 Gabrial’s King, Heartbreak City, John Reel, 14-1 Gabrial The Hero, Le Maitre Chat, Nakeeta, No Heretic, Totalize, 16-1 William Of Orange, 25-1 Angel Gabrial, Duke Of Clarence, 33-1 Min Alemarat, 40-1 Venue, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3,4)

3.45 Chester – Boodles Diamond Handicap: 5-1 Growl, 11-2 Roudee, 7-1 Kimberella, Mukaynis, 8-1 Avon Breeze, 10-1 Lexi’s Hero, 12-1 Lexington Place, Seve, Snap Shots, 14-1 Blithe Spirit, 20-1 Confessional, 25-1 Green Door, Lucky Beggar, Noble Storm, 33-1 Masamah, (EW ¼ Odds Places 1,2,3)

Ascot Gold Cup: 11-4 Order Of St George, 8-1 Bondi Beach, Max Dynamite, 10-1 Simple Verse, 12-1 Flying Officer, Mizzou, 16-1 Big Orange, Clever Cookie, 20-1 Alex My Boy, Litigant, 25-1 Manatee, Mille Et Mille, Moonrise Landing, Quest For More, Scotland, Wicklow Brave, 33-1 Amour De Nuit, Father Christmas, Fly With Me, Fun Mac, Oriental Fox, Pallasator, Tiberian, 40-1 Astronereus, Radanpour, Thomas Hobson, 50-1 Curbyourenthusiasm, Forever Now, Gang Warfare, Kicky Blue, Seismos, Sheikhzayedroad, Simenon, Steve Rogers, 66-1 BAR (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)