Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:35 StanJames.com Chester Cup 2m 2f 147y

  • Winner £62,250 2nd £18,640 3rd £9,320 4th £4,660
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 11.00s
  • Off time: 14:39:30
14:35 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ile De Re (FR) 10/1
2nd Overturn (IRE) 7/1
3rd Gulf of Naples (IRE) 11/2
4th Eternal Heart (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 110/167- Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Overturn (IRE) 57
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-10 D McCain Jnr E Ahern 106 7/18.00
2 (7) 1131-74 Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Royal Blue sleeves, Yellow stars Barbican 7
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4 9-10 A Bailey D Holland 110 20/121.00
5 (2) 318254- White, dark blue chevrons, armlets and cap Tominator 243
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5 9-4 R Hollinshead P Pickard (3) 100 12/113.00
6 (5) 2046-16 Light Blue, Light Blue and White check sleeves, White cap Eternal Heart (IRE) 28
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4 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 103 14/115.00
7 (17) 610/304- Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Ajaan 249
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8 9-2 b Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 98 20/121.00
8 (14) 5130-94 Grey, Beige Star, Grey Sleeves, Beige Stars, Yellow cap Address Unknown 11
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5 9-1 v1 Ian Williams S Donohoe 97 40/141.00
9 (9) 12229-0 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Kiama Bay (IRE) 32
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-1 J J Quinn T Eaves 97 16/117.00
10 (19) 1711-21 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Gulf of Naples (IRE) 11 (ex3)
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4 9-1 M Johnston F Norton 98 11/26.50
11 (6) 421211- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Never Can Tell (IRE) 214
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-0 J A Osborne L Dettori 96 11/112.00
12 (18) 4/30570- Purple, Yellow star and armlets Mystery Star (IRE) 214
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7 8-12 M H Tompkins P Hanagan 94 33/134.00
13 (10) 509803- Dark blue, grey epaulets, grey cap Merchant of Dubai 141
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7 8-12 J S Goldie G Lee 94 20/121.00
14 (11) 001220- Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, white star Kazbow (IRE) 214
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6 8-11 C Grant K Fallon 93 50/151.00
15 (13) 61407U- Grey, black epaulets, armlets and cap Ile De Re (FR) 60
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6 8-11 D McCain Jnr Jim Crowley 93 10/111.00
16 (15) 31219-0 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Harrison's Cave 24
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4 8-8 A P O'Brien R L Moore 94 11/26.50
17 (1) 420910- Light Blue and Royal Blue stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, quartered cap Dazinski 214
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6 8-7 M H Tompkins P Mulrennan 89 16/117.00
18 (3) 133/3-1 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Shubaat 31
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5 8-7 R Varian D Fox (3) 89 11/26.50
Non runners
3 (16)23613-2Zuider Zee (GER)59-9J H M GosdenNon Runner105
4 (12)144484-Mount Athos (IRE)59-7L M CumaniNon Runner103

Verdict

Overturn is an absolute star having won a total of 11 races, including this from a 7lb lower mark a year ago. His second to Rock On Ruby in the Champion Hurdle suggests he could have improved that much over timber so he looks certain to be in the firing-line again. A confirmed front-runner, he should be able to get an early lead from stall eight but last year's fourth, MOUNT ATHOS, should have his measure this time. He was never able to land a blow from his outside berth that day but a decent pull in the weights and a much lower draw can enable him to reverse the form and take this on his debut for Luca Cumani, though he does have four lengths to find with Never Can Tell on Cesarewitch form and Jamie Osborne's charge should also be in the shake-up. Last year's third Mystery Star is drawn wide again while Gulf Of Naples has the worst berth of all and will do very well to get involved but reserve Shubaat will now get a run and was a very easy winner at Musselburgh - he could play a part from stall three.