CHESTER RACECOURSE is preparing for a Ladies Day to remember this weekend.

The world’s oldest operating racecourse will open its gates at 11:30am on Saturday, with seven top level races taking place throughout the day.

The highlight of an impressive card will be the Class 1, Listed SportPesa Chester Stakes, with a prize of £38,000 up for grabs.

Action starts with the the MBNA / British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes at 1:35pm and the MKM Building Suppliers Handicap Stakes will conclude the afternoon at 5:05pm.

Experts at the Racing Post have previewed all of the action ahead of Ladies Day at Chester - one of the biggest days of the year at the course.

Read on for key stats and big race information from the sport's leading publication, including detail on the most profitable trainers and jockeys to follow at the uniquely challenging course.

Most profitable jockey at Chester this season

Assuming you had backed every runner at Chester this season with £1 level stakes, Harry Bentley would be ranked as the course’s most profitable jockey.

Boasting a ranking of +27.00, Bentley leads the way ahead of Daniel Tudhope (+6.25) and Franny Norton (4.50) in second and third respectively.

Most profitable trainer at Chester this season

With a profitability rating of 4.61, Mark Johnston has been the most successful trainer at Chester this season, closely followed by Richard Fahey (+3.50) and Ralph Beckett (+2.20).

Ladies Day - names to watch

Whilst seasoned racegoers use Racing Post’s form guide and statistics to make their selection, plenty of punters will place a bet based on a name, eye-catching silks or their lucky number.

Some of the most apt names to look out for include: Pretty Lady and Glamorous Anna in the 3.20pm SportPesa Fillies Conditions Stakes, She Can Boogie and Peggie Sue in the 3.55pm ESL Group Handicap Stakes, and Ginvincible in the 4.30pm 1539 Handicap Stakes.

Travellers' check

The travellers' check gives eagle-eyed punters information on just how far a horse has travelled to the course. Often horses make long journeys to compete for good reason, with trainers rewarded for their willingness to bring a horse from far afield to run in a particular race.

Sir Busker, 2.10, 229 miles

Diamonque, 4.30, 214 miles

Peggie Sue, 3.55, 203 miles

Pink Flamingo, 4.30, 202 miles

Arbalet, 2.10, 183 miles

Race by race guide


7f (7f1y) MBNA / British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Class 4) (2yo)


7½f (7f127y) Sportpesa Handicap (Class 2) (3yo+)


1m6½f (1m6f87y) Sportpesa Chester Stakes (Listed Race) (Class 1) (3yo+)


6f (6f17y) Sportpesa / EBF Fillies' Conditions Stakes (Plus 10 Race) (Class 2) (2yo)


5½f (5f110y) ESL Group Handicap (Class 2) (3yo+ 0-100)


5f (5f15y) 1539 Handicap (Class 4) (3yo 0-80)


2m (1m7f196y) MKM Building Supplies Handicap (Class 4) (3yo+ 0-85)

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