Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:45 StanJames.com Chester Cup 2m 2f 147y

  • Winner £74,700 2nd £22,368 3rd £11,184 4th £5,592
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.31s
  • Off time: 14:50:24
14:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Address Unknown 12/1
2nd Ingleby Spirit 22/1
3rd Tominator 11/1
4th Simenon (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 0/11655- Purple, orange seams, purple cap, orange star Simenon (IRE) 128
Nag me
6 9-10 W P Mullins J P Murtagh 107 16/117.00
2 (6) 1/13558- Red, Dark Blue stars, Red sleeves and cap Thimaar (USA) 19
Nag me
5 9-10 b1 D McCain Jnr G Lee 107 25/126.00
3 (16) 07U/117- Grey, black epaulets, armlets and cap Ile De Re (FR) 165
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-8 D McCain Jnr Jim Crowley 105 16/117.00
4 (11) 078143- Dark Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine and cap Tominator 60
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-3 Jonjo O'Neill T P Queally 100 11/112.00
5 (19) 111/267- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Softsong (FR) 39
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5 9-0 P J Hobbs A Kirby 97 66/167.00
6 (2) 082130- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Address Unknown 242
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6 9-0 R A Fahey J P Spencer 97 12/113.00
7 (1) 391033/ Light blue, dark blue chevrons and sleeves, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Investissement 127
Nag me
7 9-0 D Pipe William Twiston-Davies (5) 97 20/121.00
8 (17) 02/1310- Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Olympiad (IRE) 207
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5 8-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 95 9/110.00
9 (10) 111124 Dark blue, light blue chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Buckland (IRE) 7
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5 8-11 H Adielsson William Buick 94 14/115.00
10 (8) 03857/5 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Theology 25
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6 8-10 S Gollings P Hanagan 93 16/117.00
11 (15) 514163- MAROON Suraj 175
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4 8-10 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 97 20/121.00
12 (13) 471020- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, WHITE cap Very Good Day (FR) 207
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6 8-9 M R Channon K Fallon 92 16/117.00
13 (4) 1341/12- Dark blue, white chevron, white and dark blue striped sleeves Countrywide Flame 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 8-9 J J Quinn M O'connell 92 7/24.50
15 (3) 561/5-1 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Justification 24
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5 8-8 A P O'Brien R L Moore 91 7/24.50
16 (7) 800/39-1 Emerald Green, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves, White cap Ingleby Spirit 25
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6 8-8 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 91 22/123.00
17 (12) 53640-8 Grey, Beige Star, Grey Sleeves, Beige Stars, Yellow cap Good Morning Star (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-7 M Johnston J Fanning 94 33/134.00
18 (18) 9/06775- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, red cap Kiama Bay (IRE) 263
Nag meCourse Winner
7 8-7 J J Quinn D E Egan (3) 90 40/141.00
Non runners
14 (9)541120-Montaser (IRE)48-9D M SimcockNon Runner96

Verdict

Ile De Re won this last year but the going was soft which he much prefers. COUNTRYWIDE FLAME is a high-class dual purpose performer whose last outing on the Flat was when runner-up in the Cesarewitch. He subsequently won the Flighting Fifth Hurdle and he's looking well enough treated to land another big prize for John Quinn. Justification represents Ballydoyle and this progressive stayer has to be respected despite an 8lb rise for his Leopardstown victory. Simenon wasn't in the best of form when last seen over timber but has been given a break and the dual Royal Ascot winner will be primed to perfection, while Tominator won a Listed handicap here in September and is only 4lb higher. Olympiad was well beaten in the Cesarewitch but a very good winner of a tough York handicap over an extended two miles previously.