Today's racecards

Chester

  • 20:45 Hampden Underwriting Handicap5f 16y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 1.37s
  • Off time: 20:45:47
20:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tyrannosaurus Rex (IRE) 11/1
2nd Titus Andronicus (IRE) 5/6
3rd Bertoliver 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 232-690 Light Blue, Mauve Cross of Lorraine, Light Blue sleeves, Grey stars, Light Blue cap, Grey star Supermassive Muse (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-0 p E S Mcmahon S Donohoe 84 25/126.00
3 (8) 908681 White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and cap Methaaly (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-10 be M Mullineaux D Heslop (5) 79 14/115.00
4 (3) 665-877 Orange and Black (quartered), Orange sleeves, Black armlets Bertoliver 18
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-10 Tom Dascombe P Robinson 80 9/25.50
6 (2) 24-0921 Maroon, light blue hoops, maroon sleeves, light blue stars Gift Horse 12
Nag me
9 9-8 P D Evans Richard Evans (5) 78 8/19.00
7 (9) 00-4918 purple, maroon epaulets Mandurah (IRE) 3
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 D Nicholls F Norton 78 12/113.00
10 (7) 244694 Emerald Green, Orange sash, White sleeves, Emerald Green and Orange quartered cap Bo McGinty (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-6 v R A Fahey P Hanagan 76 16/117.00
11 (10) 006028 Maroon, light blue hoops, maroon sleeves, light blue stars Fyodor (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-5 P D Evans J F Egan 75 33/134.00
12 (1) 451-152 Dark Green, White epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, White stars and stars on cap Titus Andronicus (IRE) 3
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-5 K A Ryan R Winston 82 5/61.83
13 (4) 166121 Grey, White hoop, Light Blue sleeves, Orange cap Tyrannosaurus Rex (IRE) 31
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 D Shaw G Gibbons 71 11/112.00
Non runners
2 (5)89-0843Misaro (GER)89-10R HarrisLouis Beuzelin80
5 (11)24-6840Foxy Music59-8E J AlstonD Allan78
8 (12)2-23515Glamorous Spirit (IRE)39-8R HarrisK Ghunowa88
9 (13)449122Drifting Gold59-6C G CoxA Kirby76

Verdict

Plenty of these are in fine form and it promises to be a hot little sprint with most having a decent chance, but we'll side with MANDURAH ahead of Titus Andronicus and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Dandy Nicholls has won this race four times in the last nine years, and Mandurah can improve that record for him. He won a similar contest on his penultimate run, but although he's 10 pounds higher now, he's the sort that can bounce back. From a poor draw he'll need to be sharply away though. Tyrannosaurus Rex has weight in hand on all, and has shown himself adept on the all-weather and turf. With a decent draw, he could certainly attract some each-way support, but having won two of his last three races and been placed in the other, a win is far from out of the question. Titus Andronicus is usually at the vanguard which can help here, and was a little unlucky not to win last time out. Kevin Ryan's having a cracking season, although he's been getting more seconds than win just recently. It's hugely competitive and the betting ring could be lively, with our preference for Mandurah.