Chester

  • 17:00 Diabetes UK Handicap 1m 4f 66y

  • Winner £10,350 2nd £3,080 3rd £1,539 4th £770
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 42.43s
  • Off time: 17:01:36
17:00 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Storm Force Ten 3/1
2nd Captain Morley 4/1
3rd Swivel 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 111310 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Swivel 19
Nag me
3 9-7 M Johnston J Fanning 87 11/112.00
3 (4) 3-211 White, Emerald Green hoop Anglo Irish 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 J H M Gosden W Buick 82 9/25.50
5 (9) 02-1 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Captain Morley 114
Nag me
3 8-13 D M Simcock J P Spencer 79 4/15.00
6 (11) 70-7230 Emerald Green, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, White spots, White cap, Emerald Green spots Whitby High Light 74
Nag me
3 8-13 A Hollinshead G Lee 79 50/151.00
7 (1) 8335-1 Orange, chocolate sleeves Storm Force Ten 36
Nag me
3 8-13 A M Balding David Probert 79 3/14.00
8 (3) 32461- Black and white diabolo, black sleeves, white armlets, quartered cap Istimraar (IRE) 211
Nag me
3 8-12 P A Kirby P Makin 78 14/115.00
9 (12) P5-4110 Red, large Black spots, Black cap Maxie T 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 M Johnston F Norton 77 12/113.00
10 (8) 022-513 Black, grey spots on sleeves and cap Ujagar (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 b Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 77 20/121.00
11 (6) 91 Black, royal blue armlets Nam Hai (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 M L W Bell T P Queally 76 25/126.00
12 (10) 354-1 Pink, Maroon spots, Pink sleeves, Maroon cap Lady Yeats 30
Nag me
3 8-7 G M Moore P McDonald 73 11/112.00
13 (7) 645-6 Pink, Royal Blue cap Lovelocks (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 8-6 h C Hills P Hanagan 72 8/19.00
Non runners
2 (5)216-86Laugharne39-7R CharltonJames Doyle87
4 (13)312-3Emef Diamond39-0M R ChannonS De Sousa80

Verdict

ANGLO IRISH has yet to race on this surface but has been nicely progressive for John Gosden on Polytrack and the yard enjoys a healthy strike rate at this venue. The good ground should present no issue for this Turf debut and he's taken to maintain his progression off an acceptable mark. Nam Hai is impossible to assess accurately on the back of a Wolverhampton maiden success but may well have got in here very lightly off 73 for his handicap bow and should be included on all shortlists. Emef Diamond is solid, Captain Morley a potential improver and Laugharne is definitely better than his tailed-off Newmarket reappearance when something was clearly amiss, though he was engaged to run at Kempton yesterday.