Sir Maximilian can sprint to success at Chester

Sir Maximilian has plenty going for him in the 3.15 at Chester today and looks worth siding with at 15/2.

The gelding won on his reappearance last year when trained by Ian Williams, coming from off the pace to beat Rebecca Romero by 3/4 of a length over 5f at Newmarket off a mark of 84.

He then ran a cracker to finish a 2 3/4 length seventh of 19 to Kingsgate Choice in a competitive class 2 handicap at York off 88, and went on to run two solid races at this venue.

In the first of those, over this afternoon’s 5f trip, he was beat just a length by Rusty Rocket and now meets that rival on 5lb better terms.

The selection then ran well to be 5th of ll to Al’s Memory over 6f here – a trip which he has never won over.

The five-year-old then joined Nicky Vaughan for his final two starts last season, and ran well on the last of those when third of 14 to Burning Thread over 5f at Sandown off 88.

He now gets into this off the same mark, and that gives him every chnace at the weights on the pick of his form on his first start for new handler Tim Pitt.

He also has a decent draw in stall 4 from where he should be able to get a good tow into the race behind the trail blazing Caspian Prince and Ballista, and everything looks in place a huge run over his ideal trip of 5f.

Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts each-way Sir Maximilian (15/2 bet365, Sky Bet – BOG)

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