Today's racecards

Chester

  • 13:45 Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap1m 2f 75y

  • Winner £15,752 2nd £4,715 3rd £2,358 4th £1,180
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.15s
  • Off time: 13:47:06
13:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sir John Hawkwood (IRE) 10/3
2nd Eshtibaak (IRE) 5/1
3rd Beaumont's Party (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (8) 55650-1 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Area Fifty One 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 R A Fahey J P Spencer 102 8/19.00
4 (11) 18184- Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Sir John Hawkwood (IRE) 194
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 97 10/34.33
5 (5) 120/650- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Halfsin (IRE) 327
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 M Botti K Fallon 95 10/111.00
6 (2) 6080-11 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Beaumont's Party (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-12 B Ellison D Swift 94 3/14.00
7 (9) 51/109-9 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Eshtibaak (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-10 J H M Gosden P Hanagan 92 5/16.00
8 (4) 8155/20- ROYAL BLUE, MAUVE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, MAUVE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, MAUVE star Tellovoi (IRE) 341
Nag me
5 8-10 A Hollinshead R Winston 92 40/141.00
9 (6) 321-150 Dark Green, Red diamond, armlets and cap Benzanno (IRE) 5
Nag me
4 8-10 h A M Balding David Probert 92 22/123.00
10 (7) 311-312 Orange and White (quartered), White sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon cap Flying Power 62
Nag me
5 8-8 J R Norton P Aspell 90 14/115.00
11 (1) 39459-7 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Assizes 62
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-2 M Johnston J Fanning 84 6/17.00
Non runners
1 (10)304022-Mijhaar59-7R VarianWilliam Buick103
3 (3)81343-1Voodoo Prince59-1E A L DunlopG Lee97

Verdict

Beaumont's Party has done brilliantly since joining Brian Ellison and has won on fast ground in the past, though never from a mark this high. VOODOO PRINCE, a close third in the November Handicap last year, reappeared to take what looked a good opportunity at Ripon in comfortable fashion and Graham Lee, who has ridden him to two successes, can steer him home again. Mijhaar has been narrowly beaten in Listed company but may find the ground a bit lively though conditions should be ideal for Area Fifty One, who is 5lb higher than for his comeback victory at Epsom. Sir John Hawkwood has only had five starts and made a winning debut at this time a year ago so the lack of a recent run shouldn't pose a problem for Sir Michael Stoute's progressive charge though he'll do better with a greater test of stamina. Assizes wasn't far behind him at Newmarket in August and is better off at the weights.