Racing: Chester Vase target for Armiger

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ARMIGER, brilliant winner of last year's Racing Post Trophy, is expected to make his seasonal debut in the Chester Vase on Tuesday.

Henry Cecil's colt, a leading ante-post fancy for the Derby, is among 10 acceptors for the Classic trial over an extended 12 furlongs. His possible rivals include Fort Wood, a highly-rated colt trained in France by Andre Fabre, who saddled Toulon to win the Vase in 1991. Fabre's colt, owned by Sheikh Mohammed, won a Group Two contest at Longchamp earlier this month.

CHESTER VASE (4 May): Armiger, Cairo Prince, Desert Secret, Fort Wood, Frescade, Iommelli, Majority, Marco Magnifico, Persian Brave, Shrewd Idea.