Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:15 Weatherbys Bank Cheshire Oaks 1m 3f 79y

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 23.77s
  • Off time: 14:16:30
14:15 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Banoffee (IRE) 9/1
2nd Gertrude Versed 12/1
3rd Jathabah (IRE) 50/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1 Purple, White diamonds on sleeves, check cap Banoffee (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 8-12 H Morrison K Fallon 9/110.00
2 (5) 73-2 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Elik (IRE) 18
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 76 9/110.00
3 (9) 53-21 Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Gertrude Versed 109
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 J H M Gosden William Buick 78 12/113.00
4 (1) 23 Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Harbinger Lass 11
Nag me
3 8-12 M R Channon Martin Harley 40/141.00
5 (4) 14- Black, white disc, quartered cap Hollowina 186
Nag me
3 8-12 D H Brown R Winston 85 16/117.00
6 (6) 657-314 Yellow, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, White star Jathabah (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 8-12 C E Brittain Freddie Tylicki 74 50/151.00
7 (2) 8-1 MAROON, white sleeves, maroon cap, white star Keeping (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 G M Lyons G F Carroll 4/15.00
8 (11) 1 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Premium 55
Nag me
3 8-12 C Hills J P Murtagh 73 6/17.00
9 (10) 134-6 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Reyaadah 21
Nag me
3 8-12 C Hills P Hanagan 98 7/18.00
10 (3) 21- ROYAL BLUE, white epaulets, Light Blue and Dark Blue striped cap Salhooda (IRE) 220
Nag me
3 8-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 98 5/23.50
Non runners
11 (8)41-The Lark38-12M L W BellHayley Turner76

Verdict

Reyaadah began her career in fine style but hasn't progressed as expected and was well behind Hot Snap in the Nell Gwyn on her reappearance. Keeping's Dundalk victory over Bint Nayef doesn't look quite good enough but her compatriot Salhooda is expected to do well over middle-distances this year. Gertrude Versed has only raced on Polytrack but was such an easy winner at Kempton that she shouldn't be dismissed but it's THE LARK who gets the vote. Michael Bell's filly is by PIvotal out of a mare who won over 1m6f so this sort of trip and further should be ideal. She's entered for the Oaks and can take this on the way to Epsom.