Today's racecards

Chester

  • 19:45 Grand-national.me.uk Handicap1m 2f 75y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.91s
  • Off time: 19:45:48
19:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cultivar 15/8
2nd Dolphin Rock 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 36-4217 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Cultivar 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 B W Hills S Sanders 83 15/82.88
2 (2) 32-1231 Purple and Red (halved), Purple sleeves, Red and Purple quartered cap Dolphin Rock 30
Nag me
3 9-2 T D Barron P Makin 78 9/43.25
3 (1) 445872- Dark Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Flipping 214
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-11 W S Kittow F Norton 73 10/111.00
4 (4) 0-21231 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Layla's Lexi 14
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-10 Ian Williams P Mulrennan 72 5/23.50
5 (5) 22-469 Orange, Maroon sash Faith Jicaro (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 8-9 N J Vaughan G Gibbons 71 14/115.00

Verdict

Dolphin Rock is on form but although he is a live contender in this small field handicap preference is made for CULTIVAR with the Barry Hills runner stepping down a couple of grades and Layla's Lexi looks best of the remaining trio. Still unexposed the pick was a nice winner of a Haydock maiden in May before being a little outclassed in a really decent handicap last time. He still showed enough on that debut in these ranks to suggest he can run well off this mark and we his sights lowered he looks the one. Dolphin Rock has won two of his last four outings and recorded the latest of those with a game victory at Haydock on his last start. He's up 5lbs in the handicap for that run but should still be in with a chance of challenging. Layla's Lexi is also on form and has won her only visit to this track. That came last time out when she stayed on nicely to get the better of Sandy Shaw and her revised mark looks fair. Flipping will need to improve on his second in a claimer last time and has fitness to prove and with Faith Jicaro looking a little high in the weights Cultivar can win now down in class.