With Boodles May Festival drawing to a close this afternoon, here's what you can expect from the final day of the event.

Whilst the weather looks set to take a turn for the worse, there is still an historic race to be run before the May Festival finishes today (May 6).

Races are set to get underway from 1.30pm, and the weather for the early portion of the day looks set to be dry if unspectacular.

Light clouds will be hanging over the racecourse between 1pm and 3pm, with the chance of showers remaining low.

The ICM Stellar Sports Earl Grosvenor Handicap Stakes, The Deepbridge Handicap Stakes and The Irish Thoroughbred Marketing IRE-Incentive Scheme Huxley Stakes at 1.30pm, 2.05pm and 2.40pm respectively look set to get the best of weather.

The final day's main event, The Chester Cup, which is sponsored by Tote.co.uk, is due to commence at 3.15pm, however the clouds look set to get heavier and the chance of rain increase significantly.

As The Standard reported earlier this week, the race sees trainer Ian Williams looking to add a third Chester Cup to his collection, having previously won in 2008 and 2018.

Williams’ challenge in the £151,000 showpiece is led by stablemates The Grand Visir and Reshoun.

By 4pm, there will be an 80 percent chance of rain and the Met Office predicts that heavy showers will accompany the finally three races of the event and hang around until 8pm this evening, so it may be best to bring a brolly if you're heading out afterwards.

Rounding out the day there is The Boodles Secret Garden Conditions Stakes (3.45pm), The White Oak Apprentice Handicap Stakes (4.20pm) and the final race of the event The Tote.co.uk Chester Plate (4.55pm).

Temperatures look set to remain within the mid-teens again, with highs of 16 degrees possible, dropping to around 13 degrees as the showers approach.