Chester

  • 15:55 Bet On Live Golf At Totesport.com Handicap1m 7f 195y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 31.87s
  • Off time: 16:20:39
15:55 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Theola (IRE) 10/3
2nd Simonside 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 2211-64 Orange, Black chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves and cap Theola (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 10-0 M H Tompkins P Cosgrave 79 10/34.33
2 (6) 43-8893 Black, Light Blue and White striped sleeves, Light Blue cap Monte Cavallo (SAF) 15
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5 9-13 M Wigham S J Craine 78 11/43.75
3 (2) 637-312 Pink, Dark Blue stars and armlets Rare Ruby (IRE) 30
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-8 Jennie Candlish T P Queally 73 11/26.50
4 (7) 3804-64 Yellow, Olive Green collar and cuffs, Scarlet cap Inchnadamph 16
Nag meDistance Winner
10 9-7 t T J Fitzgerald P Mulrennan 72 16/117.00
5 (4) 34-6452 Red, Beige seams, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Simonside 16
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7 9-5 B Ellison D Allan 70 3/14.00
6 (1) 1313-24 Dark Blue and Light Blue check, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap Arab League (IRE) 9
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5 9-2 R J Price William Carson (3) 67 11/26.50
7 (5) P0/66-00 Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamond Command Marshal (FR) 24
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7 8-9 M Scudamore Kieren Fox (5) 51 40/141.00

Verdict

On previous runs Theola may prefer a longer trip whilst Monte Cavallo has shown a liking for this sort of distance over in South Africa and Simonside put in an improved effort last time but we take a tentative punt on RARE RUBY. The selection was three lengths behind the winner at Nottingham last time when starting as favourite but was conceding a stone in weight that day. The six-year-old mare showed she could win at this sort of trip almost a year ago to the day and the ground isn't a concern after she won back in May with these conditions. It is interesting that Theola drops in trip having shown her best performances over further. Monte Cavallo hasn't performed as well in the UK as his efforts in South Africa but he will appreciate the increased trip. He has been slowly in to his stride in his last couple of outings and if he had started better last time he may have been in contention for the major honours at Newmarket. With a better run today he could be a danger to the pick. Simonside wasn't far behind the victor at Newcastle when last seen and could play a part. We go with Rare Ruby to put in a sparkling performance and grab the victory.