Today's racecards

Chester

  • 16:50 Equestrian Art Handicap1m 2f 75y

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.90s
  • Off time: 16:50:37
16:50 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Midsummer Sun 7/4
2nd Calaf 4/1
3rd Poplin 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 313-546 Beige, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Poplin 92
Nag me
3 9-7 L M Cumani Kirsty Milczarek 90 16/117.00
2 (2) 477834 Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots Sergeant Ablett (IRE) 23
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3 9-6 J G Given Freddie Tylicki 89 8/19.00
3 (1) 510 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Midsummer Sun 85
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3 9-5 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 88 7/42.75
4 (8) 31 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Gobooll 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 W J Haggas Liam Jones 84 6/17.00
5 (3) 5321 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Lifetime (IRE) 14
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3 8-10 M Johnston S De Sousa 79 17/29.50
6 (4) 472219 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Calaf 43
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-9 R A Fahey T Hamilton 78 4/15.00
7 (6) 217105 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Abdicate (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 R A Fahey B McHugh 76 20/121.00
8 (5) 112131 White, Royal Blue sash, Red sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Highlife Dancer 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 M R Channon Charles Bishop (7) 73 8/19.00

Verdict

There's just the chance that MIDSUMMER SUN is better than this level although he's yet to prove it. Spoken of in glowing terms at Warren Place pre-season, he was sent straight into Group company at Royal Ascot after landing an ordinary Haydock maiden. Not seen since, he is worth chancing on his return to action and market support would strengthen confidence. Gobooll only landed a modest Kempton maiden but William Haggas has few peers in placing his charges and he's definite shortlist material. Lifetime is hard to assess too on the back of an easy Hamilton maiden victory but it wouldn't surprise to see him go well, whilst Calaf is preferred of the Fahey pair as he was far from disgraced in a hot Glorious Goodwood handicap. This is a long way from winning a Ripon seller but Highlife Dancer can't stop improving at present and it would be folly to rule him out in his present mood.