Today's racecards

Chester

  • 16:40 Boxes And Packaging Handicap7f 2y

  • Winner £6,152 2nd £1,831 3rd £915 4th £457
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.83s
  • Off time: 16:42:16
16:40 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Imperial Djay (IRE) 8/1
2nd Norville (IRE) 8/1
3rd Swiss Cross 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 141211 White, Purple sash, Yellow cap Norville (IRE) 4 (ex12)
Nag me
4 9-12 b P D Evans Catherine Gannon 78 8/19.00
2 (5) 474008- Mauve and Black diamonds, Black sleeves Invincible Force (IRE) 188
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-7 b Paul Green J P Spencer 85 12/113.00
3 (14) 0952-25 Red and Mauve diamonds, White sleeves, Red cap Shifting Star (IRE) 20
Nag me
6 9-7 W R Swinburn R L Moore 85 20/121.00
4 (10) 14-3102 Yellow, Light Green epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Light Green spots Everymanforhimself (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 b K A Ryan J Fortune 84 12/113.00
5 (13) 03217-7 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Swiss Cross 10
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 t G A Butler L Dettori 84 20/121.00
6 (8) 8101-33 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Malcheek (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 9-6 T D Easterby D Allan 84 14/115.00
7 (7) 116- Light Blue, Orange sash Moretta Blanche 293
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-5 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 83 8/19.00
8 (3) 0-33282 Dark Green, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green cap Sioux Rising (IRE) 12
Nag me
5 9-5 R A Fahey P Hanagan 83 3/14.00
9 (11) 320-431 Yellow, large Dark Green spots, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green spots, Dark Green cap Imperial Djay (IRE) 6 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 Mrs R Carr F Norton 77 8/19.00
10 (2) 147-028 Purple, Yellow triple diamond Solar Spirit (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 Miss Tracy Waggott Kelly Harrison 82 25/126.00
11 (1) 1530-73 Pink and Black stripes, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Pink cap Bashir Biyoum Zain (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 Miss Amy Weaver R Mullen 82 9/110.00
12 (6) 621514 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Thunderball 9
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 b D Nicholls M O'connell (3) 82 14/115.00
13 (9) 588422 Dark Blue, Grey triple diamond Mr Macattack 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-1 t Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 79 16/117.00
14 (12) 112143 Royal blue, white hoops, white sleeves, royal blue diamonds, royal blue cap Majuro (IRE) 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 t R C Guest J F Egan 79 20/121.00

Verdict

The lightly-raced Moretta Blanche could be worth following this year and has more scope than the likes of Everymanforhimself and Malcheek. A 12lb penalty may finally bring the winning run of Norville to an end, while Imperial Djay will also do well to overcome the extra for scoring at Thirsk. Thunderball has been in good form on the all-weather and should be prominent from a decent draw while Mr Macattack has been knocking on the door since switching back to turf. But the vote goes to SIOUX RISING, who should find 7f on this sharp track ideal and races off the same mark as when only beaten a head by Nasri at Musselburgh 12 days ago.