Today's racecards

Chester

  • 15:30 Flight Centre Chester Queensferry Stakes 6f 18y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.55s
  • Off time: 15:30:47
15:30 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Doncaster Rover (USA) 11/10
2nd Sohraab 7/2
3rd City Dancer (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (8) 68320-7 Dark Blue, Yellow sash, White sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Beckermet (IRE) 148
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-0 R F Fisher C Catlin 108 16/117.00
3 (5) 012303 Red, White hollow box, halved sleeves, White cap Hoh Hoh Hoh 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-0 R J Price S Sanders 104 11/26.50
4 (4) 0-21404 Pink and Grey stripes, chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Sohraab 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-0 H Morrison G Gibbons 100 7/24.50
6 (6) 400070 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Tournedos (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-0 D Nicholls P Hanagan 93 28/129.00
7 (1) 65-0213 Red, White hoops, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Red diamond Doncaster Rover (USA) 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-10 D H Brown P Makin 103 11/102.10
9 (11) 584954 White, red and white halved sleeves, red cap Angus Newz 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-9 v M Quinn F Norton 92 18/119.00
10 (3) 241609 Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Mauve cap Carcinetto (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-9 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 98 33/134.00
11 (7) 334562 Emerald green, yellow diamond, diamonds on sleeves, dark green cap, beige diamond City Dancer (IRE) 43
Nag me
3 8-5 A Berry P McDonald 95 10/111.00
Non runners
1 (2)31-4362Icelandic79-4F SheridanHayley Turner105
5 (9)5-44175Strike The Deal (USA)49-0J NosedaP Robinson109
8 (10)2110-87Magic Cat38-10A P JarvisA Elliott100

Verdict

Strike The Deal is best in at the weights judged by official BHA ratings but a combination of ground being softer than ideal and a difficult looking draw in stall nine of the 11 runners makes Jeremy Noseda's colt one probably best watched and preference is for the three-year-old DONCASTER ROVER, who gets the vote over Hoh Hoh Hoh. The last mentioned is not the most consistent of performers but he is more than capable of taking the honours in this contest and ran well here last month when a close third behind Borderlescott, a reproduction of which form would see him go close. Alan Berry's Irish import City Dancer ran his best race for new connections when chasing home Sugar Free at Ayr last month but he needs to improve on that to trouble the selection and of more interest may be Icelandic. Frank Sheridan's gelding ran up to his best when chasing home Nota Bene in a conditions race over the minimum trip at Newmarket last time, will not be inconvenienced by the return to six furlongs and he has to be strongly considered. Hugh Morrison's Sohraab is closely matched with Hoh Hoh Hoh on running behind Borderlescott and has claims but he is less likely to appreciate the extra furlong today. The vote then goes to David Brown's Doncaster Rover, who has shown improved form of late, will relish the underfoot conditions, is well drawn in stall one and he can resume winning ways.