Chester

  • 16:30 Boxes And Packaging Handicap7f 2y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.51s
  • Off time: 16:31:06
16:30 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dance And Dance (IRE) 10/1
2nd Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 14/1
3rd Lucky Numbers (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (11) 620-224 Purple, Grey hooped sleeves Kerrys Requiem (IRE) 6
Nag me
4 9-4 M R Channon J Fortune 85 16/117.00
2 (13) 609-502 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Abbondanza (IRE) 39
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-4 D Nicholls M Geran (3) 85 25/126.00
3 (10) 263-740 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON chevrons, MAROON sleeves, LIGHT BLUE stars, MAROON cap, LIGHT BLUE star Desert Dreamer (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-4 P D Evans Richard Evans (5) 85 25/126.00
5 (2) 751203- Royal Blue, White disc, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots Dance And Dance (IRE) 163
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 E F Vaughan J P Spencer 85 10/111.00
6 (8) 574054 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Fathsta (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-4 D M Simcock M Dwyer 85 7/18.00
7 (6) 511740- Dark Blue, Grey triple diamond Mr Macattack 322
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-4 t Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 85 9/25.50
9 (7) 1000-60 Red and Emerald Green diabolo, White sleeves, White cap, Red star Silver Wind 6
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 b P D Evans J F Egan 83 33/134.00
10 (1) 635-673 DARK BLUE, YELLOW hoop, YELLOW sleeves, DARK BLUE chevrons, YELLOW cap Lucky Numbers (IRE) 6
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4 9-1 Paul Green R L Moore 82 9/25.50
11 (5) 1608-98 Light blue, brown chevron, hooped sleeves Zomerlust 20
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-1 J J Quinn I J Brennan (5) 82 11/112.00
12 (14) 540060- Red, Black star, White and Black hooped sleeves, Red cap, Black star Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 251
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-1 R A Fahey Barry McHugh (3) 82 14/115.00
13 (4) 21294- Purple, White spots on sleeves and cap Leverage (IRE) 195
Nag me
4 9-0 M Wigham N Mackay 81 10/111.00
14 (3) 404-215 Crazy Quilt Last Sovereign 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 Jane Chapple-Hyam L Dettori 81 4/15.00
Non runners
4 (12)250-503Beckermet (IRE)89-4R F FisherR Ffrench85
8 (9)164380Bel Cantor79-3W J H RatcliffeM Fenton84

Verdict

Abbondanza is 'thrown-in' on his first run for Dandy Nicholls if back to form however he is hard to trust and it may be safer to side with LUCKY NUMBERS from his good draw; Last Sovereign and Mr Macattack may be the best of the rest. The selection comes here on the back of an encouraging third to Tabaret at Doncaster. The step up in trip won't be a problem around here and from a good draw he should be able to race prominently throughout. Beckermet is one of several front-runners who are drawn out wide so is opposed, along with Dance And Dance and also Silver Wind, although not because of their draws. Mr Macattack remains capable of better and he featured quite prominently in some big handicaps last year, Fathsta is a course winner and this longer trip is no bother, whilst Kerrys Requiem has been holding her form well of late but mainly on downhill tracks. Last Sovereign creeps into the race on bottom-weight and with Frankie Dettori booked the pair look sure to go well from a nice draw. Two northern raiders Viva Ronaldo and Zomerlust are not discounted, along with the unexposed Leverage on this first run for Michael Wigham, however in a competitive handicap we are happy to return to Lucky Numbers as the selection.