Today's racecards

Chester

  • 17:45 Bet totepool On 0800 221221 Apprentice Handicap7f 122y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 35.32s
  • Off time: 17:45:38
17:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Roninski (IRE) 7/1
2nd Save The Bees 5/2
3rd Isingy Red (FR) 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 1-7 Royal Blue, Yellow cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue and Yellow quartered cap Tedsmore Dame 16
Nag me
3 9-7 J W Unett Amy Baker 80 40/141.00
2 (8) 056642 Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Barista (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 9-2 M R Channon Charles Bishop (5) 75 4/15.00
3 (5) 3-216 Yellow, Black cross belts, Yellow and Black halved sleeves, Black cap Roninski (IRE) 56
Nag me
3 9-1 B Smart Justin Newman (7) 74 7/18.00
4 (7) 1-98076 Royal Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Red cap First Class Favour (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-1 T D Easterby L Betts 74 12/113.00
5 (1) 824-001 Yellow and Red (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Isingy Red (FR) 15
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-0 J R Boyle Nathan Alison (3) 73 11/26.50
6 (3) 69-712 Beige, Yellow diamond Save The Bees 11
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-9 D Carroll Neil Farley 68 5/23.50
7 (2) 700-711 Red, White striped sleeves, White and Yellow hooped cap Alluring Star 26
Nag me
3 8-5 M W Easterby James P Sullivan 64 4/15.00
8 (4) 432086 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Barnum (USA) 15
Nag me
3 8-2 M Johnston Andrew Heffernan 60 14/115.00

Verdict

Mark Johnston is the leading trainer here and rarely leaves a meeting empty-handed but Barnum has been a major disappointment on turf and looks worth opposing again. Alluring Star is chasing a hat-trick after a couple of wins at Carlisle, while Save The Bees only went down by a short-head at Hamilton last time though is 5lb higher in this. Barista produced a better effort against older horses at Leicester and should be in the firing-line but it may be worth sticking with ISINGY RED, who conjured a late burst to score over C&D last month. Nathan Alison will give him every assistance from the saddle and he is only 3lb higher today.