Today's racecards

Chester

  • 20:50 Astbury Wren Nursery6f 18y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.41s
  • Off time: 20:51:46
20:50 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Puddle Duck 9/2
2nd Belle Royale (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 42102 Black, White hollow box, diabolo on sleeves Hortensia (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 M R Channon S Hitchcott 84 11/26.50
2 (1) 322 White, Royal Blue seams and sleeves, Yellow cap With Hindsight (IRE) 18
Nag me
2 9-3 C G Cox P Robinson 80 10/111.91
3 (2) 415 Royal Blue and White stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Puddle Duck 8
Nag me
2 9-0 K A Ryan P Mulrennan 77 9/25.50
4 (4) 232721 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue cap Roodee Queen 15
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-13 Pat Morris S J Craine 76 9/110.00
5 (5) 5157 PINK, BLACK epaulets and diamond on cap Little Libretto (IRE) 65
Nag me
2 8-10 P D Evans S De Sousa 73 12/113.00
6 (3) 222610 Royal blue, light blue hoop and armlets Belle Royale (IRE) 21
Nag me
2 8-8 W M Brisbourne F Norton 71 15/28.50

Verdict

In an impossibly tough handicap to work out the marginal vote lands on the side of HORTENSIA who has had some quality entries so now in a handicap could be too good for this field although on his maiden form With Hindsight should go close and Puddle Duck ran well enough on his handicap bow to be considered competitive off this rating. Capping her first couple of progressive starts with a comfortable victory in a Newmarket Maiden the pick was then thought good enough to have a crack at the Group Three Albany Stakes. Ultimately that proved folly but she's obviously well thought of and ran well in defeat last time. With Hindsight has shown plenty of promise in three maidens so while his mark is difficult to assess he should run well again while Puddle Duck was only beaten just over a length on his handicap debut last time but will now have to improve with a couple of lbs added to his load. Roodee Queen took an age to get off the mark and might be exposed in this company and as Belle Royale has form to overturn on the pick, that pick, Hortensia as to get the call.