Today's racecards

Chester

  • 16:05 Times Handicap1m 2f 75y

  • Winner £14,193 2nd £4,248 3rd £2,124 4th £1,062
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.75s
  • Off time: 16:05:40
16:05 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jutland 6/1
2nd Beachfire 15/8
3rd Kidlat 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 13111-5 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Beachfire 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-7 J H M Gosden William Buick 96 15/82.88
2 (7) 409950- White, red inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Classic Colori (IRE) 203
Nag me
4 9-3 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 92 14/115.00
3 (1) 184350- DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Jutland 222
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 M Johnston J Fanning 90 6/17.00
4 (5) 063060- White and emerald green stripes, chevrons on sleeves, white cap, emerald green stars Thin Red Line (IRE) 180
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-1 M Dods T Eaves 90 7/18.00
5 (2) 0-60167 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Georgebernardshaw (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-12 D M Simcock J P Spencer 87 9/110.00
6 (4) 2094-26 Light Blue, Royal Blue braces, Royal Blue cap Changing The Guard 19
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-10 R A Fahey P Hanagan 85 11/26.50
7 (8) 5-51521 Purple, Light Blue and Purple hooped sleeves, Light Blue cap Snow Dancer (IRE) 8 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-10 H A McWilliams James P Sullivan (3) 79 7/18.00
8 (6) 921726 Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Kidlat 5
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-9 A Bailey R L Moore 84 16/117.00

Verdict

THIN RED LINE returned to action at this meeting a year ago and scored over the C&D from a 3lb lower mark. He didn't have much in his favour on subsequent starts and this could be his day again. Snow Dancer is in tremendous heart and came with a late blast to score at Pontefract last week. She should go well again though a 6lb penalty and a much sharper track may not play to her strengths. The latter remark also applies to Beachfire, one of last season's most progressive performers, who generally arrives late on the scene as he did on his reappearance at Epsom. He may just get outpaced here while Changing The Guard doesn't win often enough and still looks a few pounds high.