Chester is Britain's tightest racecourse so the advantage of getting a low draw on the inside rail is significant. The handicap sprints can prove particularly lucrative especially if the horse is one of the top horses in the ratings.
Here's a quick little system which has made me a nice few bob down through the years:
* Race is a handicap sprint (5 and 6 furlong)
* Horse is drawn in stall one or two
* Horse is in the top three in the weights
This strategy has produced 32 winners from 114 bets since 2003 and a profit of €494 to a €10 stake at SP. Since Betfair SP was introduced in 2008, the profit has been €525 to a €10 stake, assuming you were on the maximum 5% commission.
For this reason and more, I'll be backing Royal Rascal in the 2.30, as discussed in today's Irish Independent article.
Have a good day,