Today's racecards

Chester

  • 13:45 sportingbet.com Earl Grosvenor Handicap7f 122y

  • Winner £15,752 2nd £4,715 3rd £2,358 4th £1,180
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 35.46s
  • Off time: 13:48:01
13:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Captain Bertie (IRE) 9/4
2nd Chosen Character (IRE) 15/2
3rd Hefner (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 (5) 13-3311 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Gandalak (FR) 7 (ex6)
Nag me
4 9-2 D O'Meara D Tudhope 89 10/34.33
4 (4) 39892-7 Red, white hoop and armlets, white cap, red diamond Seanie (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 9-0 D Marnane G Lee 93 9/110.00
6 (14) 440147 BROWN and RED (halved), sleeves reversed, RED cap Dubai Dynamo 6
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-13 Mrs R Carr P McDonald 92 16/117.00
7 (1) 2112-00 Red, black star, black and white hooped sleeves, red cap, black star Chosen Character (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 vt Tom Dascombe Stephen Craine 91 15/28.50
8 (2) 8205-08 Dark Blue, White cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Captain Bertie (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-12 C Hills R L Moore 91 9/43.25
9 (6) 31010-5 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, red cap Postscript (IRE) 17
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 8-12 D M Simcock J P Spencer 91 8/19.00
11 (7) 57880-9 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Balty Boys (IRE) 13
Nag me
4 8-11 J A Osborne Martin Dwyer 90 33/134.00
12 (12) 04204-2 Purple, Yellow seams, Yellow sleeves, Purple armlets, Purple cap, Yellow star Weapon Of Choice (IRE) 30
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 W S Kittow N Callan 90 17/29.50
13 (13) 131100- White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves Hefner (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-10 M Botti Andrea Atzeni 89 20/121.00
14 (11) 834826 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Verse Of Love 10
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-10 p1 P D Evans D E Egan (3) 89 28/129.00
Non runners
1 (8)009106Es Que Love (IRE)49-7M JohnstonS De Sousa100
2 (9)0600-30Brae Hill (IRE)79-4R A FaheyT Hamilton97
5 (3)110-820Laffan (IRE)48-13K A RyanAmy Ryan92
10 (10)45407-8Mehdi (IRE)48-11D NichollsJ Fanning90

Verdict

The progressive Gandalak won easily at Newcastle last week and will figure if proving as effective on this faster ground but Brae Hill disappointed last time having gone close in the Lincoln on his return. CHOSEN CHARACTER makes more appeal as he made all to score over track and trip in September and can grab the lead from his inside draw today. He's taken to reverse latest running with Dubai Dynamo, who could only manage fifth in last year's renewal, while Postscript remains 6lb higher than his most recent victory at Sandown. A case can be made for both Hefner and Verse Of Love but they'll need things to fall their way drawn on the outside.