Today's racecards

Chester

  • 15:05 M&S Bank Queensferry Stakes 6f 18y

  • Winner £18,714 2nd £7,095 3rd £3,551 4th £1,769
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.93s
  • Off time: 15:06:02
15:05 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Van Ellis 2/1
2nd Night Carnation 3/1
3rd Hitchens (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 6-21244 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 71
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 T D Barron S De Sousa 112 9/25.50
2 (8) 357954 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Inxile (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-0 p D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 107 14/115.00
4 (9) 260101 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Van Ellis 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-10 M Johnston J Fanning 106 2/13.00
5 (2) 771-468 Yellow, royal blue stars, yellow cap Googlette (IRE) 127
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 e E F Vaughan P Hanagan 87 12/113.00
6 (4) 56-5560 White, Emerald Green hoop Night Carnation 29
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 A M Balding J Fortune 102 3/14.00
8 (6) 913662 Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Sugar Beet 15
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 R Harris D E Egan 92 16/117.00
9 (5) 311174 Dark blue, red epaulets, red cap, dark blue star Bogini (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-5 b M O'Callaghan F Norton 88 16/117.00
10 (11) 454041 Dark Blue, Red cross belts, White cap Pale Orchid (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-5 P D Evans S M Levey 86 50/151.00
11 (3) 161-206 Purple, large Yellow spots, Yellow cap Ponty Acclaim (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 8-5 T D Easterby D Fentiman 104 8/19.00
Non runners
3 (10)020-803Masamah (IRE)69-0K A RyanNon Runner110
7 (1)687350Sos Brillante (CHI)78-9T T ClementC Catlin76

Verdict

Masamah won this in 2010 but will do well to repeat from his high draw and the draw hasn't been kind to last week's York winner Van Ellis either. HITCHENS returns from a lay-off but has gone well fresh before and March's Group 3 winner at Meydan may well be up to landing this despite his penalty. Inxile has a bit to find with the latter on their form in Dubai and Night Carnation has lacked an extra gear so far this season. The three-year-old Ponty Acclaim gets plenty of weight and a decent draw but has failed to build on her comeback second at York in May and the remainder have it all to do on today's terms.