Today's racecards

Chester

  • 15:10 John Halewood Memorial Handicap1m 2f 75y

  • Winner £31,505 2nd £9,430 3rd £4,715 4th £2,360
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 15.08s
  • Off time: 15:11:51
15:10 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Licence To Till (USA) 16/1
2nd Robemaker 17/2
3rd Oceanway (USA) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (5) 0-63123 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Memory Cloth 26
Nag me
5 9-9 B Ellison B McHugh 96 6/17.00
3 (2) 6181-12 Black, Yellow cap Stand To Reason (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-7 M A Magnusson T E Durcan 94 7/42.75
4 (9) 790-717 Purple, Yellow seams, Yellow sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, Yellow star Resurge (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-7 W S Kittow D Sweeney 94 12/113.00
5 (6) 12071-1 Royal blue, red hoops, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap War Poet 42
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 D O'Meara D Tudhope 94 6/17.00
6 (8) 570166 Pink, grey seams and armlets Licence To Till (USA) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 90 16/117.00
7 (1) 0-30030 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Oceanway (USA) 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 M Johnston S Hitchcott 89 16/117.00
8 (3) 9226-54 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Robemaker 30
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-1 J H M Gosden L Morris 88 17/29.50
10 (4) 30-0134 Royal Blue, Yellow diamond, checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow diamond Tres Coronas (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 T D Barron Lee Newman 87 8/19.00
11 (7) 5422-00 Purple, Royal Blue star, hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Purple star Las Verglas Star (IRE) 35
Nag me
4 8-13 R A Fahey T Hamilton 86 33/134.00
12 (11) 029134 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Calaf 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-11 R A Fahey F Norton (7) 84 25/126.00
13 (13) 213412 Dark green, yellow diamonds on sleeves and cap Knowe Head (NZ) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-4 J W Unett Liam Jones 77 25/126.00
Non runners
1 (12)1120-65Halfsin (IRE)49-10M BottiNon Runner97
9 (10)12221-8Area Fifty One49-0R A FaheyF Norton87

Verdict

STAND TO REASON was headed on the line by today's rival Resurge over C&D at the May meeting. The latter has subsequently been beaten off a higher mark and Mikael Magnusson's colt is fancied to take his revenge today. All ground seems to come alike to War Poet but he's been raised 8lb for his recent win in the mud at Doncaster while Licence To Till makes most appeal of the Mark Johnston pair and Area Fifty One could prove best of the trio representing Richard Fahey. Memory Cloth is not out of this either taking a drop in class.