CHESTERs fast-turning track can be tricky enough for even the most experienced of horses, let alone the three-year-old maidens stepping out on the historic course for the first time in todays 1m2f contest (4.05pm).
Ryan Moore and Sir Michael Stoute dont slip under the radar and Baritone will be well fancied by many punters.
He comes into the race with a leading chance after his second in a warm contest at Leicester a fortnight ago, although connections may have been surprised, if not a little disappointed, to see him finish behind stablemate Mekong that day.
ARGENTELLO holds an entry for the Group Two King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot, suggesting John Gosden thinks a fair bit of this son of Intello, while his two runs to date have suggested he has plenty of ability.
He finished second to Proschema on debut, who has since come out and won well, and then held onto third in a hot novices race at Newmarket last time out.
Frankie Dettori eased him up in the final hundred yards after racing quite keenly and he looks to be the Italian maestros best chance of a winner on the opening day.
Gosden does well at Chester and this is a race he likes to target having won it three times in the past seven years.
After that, theres a good six furlong scrap (4.35pm) where the first place to start is the draw.
LAST PAGE is drawn right on the inside in stall one and hell do for me at 7/1 with Ladbrokes.
He got boxed in and a little tapped for toe at Sandown over five furlongs last time, so with a clear run over an extra furlong he should go well.
Argentello 4.05pm Chester
Last Page e/w 4.35pm Chester