Today's racecards

Chester

  • 17:00 Merseyrail Day Saver Ticket Handicap1m 2f 75y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 14.06s
  • Off time: 17:00:45
17:00 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tres Coronas (IRE) 9/1
2nd Haylaman (IRE) 13/2
3rd Proofreader 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 6313-75 Black, beige stars, black cap, beige star Gaul Wood (IRE) 9
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-7 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 89 7/18.00
2 (12) 10- Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Proofreader 194
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-7 J H M Gosden William Buick 89 4/15.00
3 (9) 4453-21 Black and Red (quartered), White sleeves, White cap, Red star Swing Alone (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 h Miss Gay Kelleway L Morris 88 12/113.00
4 (1) 73-6035 Purple, Royal Blue star, hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Purple star Las Verglas Star (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 R A Fahey P Hanagan 87 10/111.00
5 (10) 1021-63 Black and White diamonds Amaze 12
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 B Ellison D Swift 85 10/111.00
7 (4) 4676-61 Yellow, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and Yellow hooped cap Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 84 11/26.50
8 (8) 623147- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Modernism 120
Nag me
4 9-2 A J Mccabe K Fallon 84 14/115.00
9 (6) 3/5357-3 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Haylaman (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 D M Simcock J P Spencer 83 13/27.50
10 (11) 465-422 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Tres Coronas (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-1 T D Barron P Makin 83 9/110.00
11 (3) 0-75132 White, emerald green hollow box, emerald green and white striped sleeves, yellow and white striped cap Star Links (USA) 4
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 8-10 hb S Donohoe R Winston 78 14/115.00
12 (13) 5343- Light Blue, White hoops, White sleeves, Light Blue stars, Black cap Break Rank (USA) 221
Nag me
4 8-10 E De Giles J P Fahy 78 50/151.00
13 (5) 588-903 White and royal blue stripes, white sleeves, royal blue cap, red spots Cawett Cove (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 8-9 Jane Chapple-Hyam F Norton 77 16/117.00
Non runners
6 (7)303-7P7John Biscuit (IRE)59-3A M BaldingDavid Probert85

Verdict

A tough finale but SPIRIT OF THE LAW will take some beating after George Chaloner steered him to victory at Yarmouth. A 4lb rise isn't excessive and his young rider's claim is a major plus. Richard Fahey also runs Las Verglas Star, who has plenty of strong form in slightly better company, but Irish raider Star Links is best on Polytrack or ground with plenty of give. Gaul Wood has struggled at the weights since landing a Sandown handicap in September but Proofreader made a winning debut at Newmarket and wasn't at his best when tackling 1m4f at Doncaster in October so has to be kept on the right side. Tres Coronas has twice finished behind Beaumont's Party already this season and a big run from that winner earlier can boost his chances. Haylaman is 2lb lower than when scoring at Newmarket in July so is another to watch out for under Jamie Spencer.