Today's racecards

Chester

  • 15:05 Eve Handicap7f 122y

  • Winner £7,771 2nd £2,312 3rd £1,156 4th £577
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 42.24s
  • Off time: 15:05:49
15:05 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Glenridding 16/1
2nd Sir George (IRE) 7/1
3rd Captain Dancer (IRE) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (8) 414241 Royal Blue, Light Blue hollow box Sir George (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-9 Ollie Pears B McHugh (3) 86 7/18.00
3 (1) 060543 White, Dark Blue striped sleeves, Dark Blue and Yellow hooped cap Internationaldebut (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-8 P T Midgley P Pickard (3) 85 4/15.00
5 (14) 7-14260 Pink, grey cross belts, hooped sleeves Turn Me On (IRE) 42
Nag me
7 9-5 T D Walford Luke Strong (7) 82 25/126.00
6 (4) 367269 Red and White diabolo, hooped sleeves, Red cap My Gacho (IRE) 7
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 9-3 v M Johnston R Winston 80 10/111.00
7 (9) 580294 Jade Green, Flame hooped sleeves, Black cap Game Lad 16
Nag me
8 9-3 pt T D Easterby D Fentiman 80 16/117.00
9 (11) 856-828 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Captain Dancer (IRE) 93
Nag me
4 9-0 B W Hills M Hills 77 15/28.50
10 (7) 934428 White and Orange (quartered), White sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap Lucky Dan (IRE) 21
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 Paul Green F Norton 77 11/112.00
11 (16) 85-0433 Light blue, maroon hoop, sleeves and cap Suffolk Punch (IRE) 23
Nag me
3 9-0 A M Balding L P Keniry 82 8/19.00
12 (5) 831180 Royal Blue and Yellow (halved), striped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow star Glenridding 15
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-13 p J G Given P Cosgrave 76 16/117.00
13 (15) 197600 Brown, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Brown spots Deadly Encounter (IRE) 23
Nag me
4 8-13 p R A Fahey T Eaves 76 40/141.00
14 (10) 1-04 Maroon, Beige star, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Beige star Rock 'n' Royal 105
Nag me
3 8-12 R A Fahey Catherine Gannon 80 22/123.00
15 (6) 451424 White and Emerald Green (quartered), White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Arabian Pearl (IRE) 15
Nag me
4 8-12 b P W Chapple-Hyam R Mullen 75 12/113.00
16 (3) 251111 Royal Blue, White star, Red and White striped sleeves and cap One Scoop Or Two 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 R Hollinshead R Kennemore (3) 74 9/25.50
Non runners
1 (12)318330Opus Maximus (IRE)59-10M JohnstonAdrian Nicholls87
4 (13)126215Night Lily (IRE)49-5P W D'ArcyD Swift82
8 (17)8-63133Regeneration (IRE)49-2M L W BellIan Burns79
17 (2)769723Mark Twain (IRE)38-10D M SimcockP McDonald78

Verdict

A bunch of mainly exposed runners here and one of them, MY GACHO, might be good enough to return to form. Mark Johnston's runners are going well and this eight-year-old has dropped to a mark 8lbs below his most recent win, which was here over 7f last year. He went close from this mark on the Polytrack last month, has a decent draw, and can see out the extra few yards to win it. Mark Twain has the three-year-old allowance and some solid form to boot, though the impression he gives is that at least a mile is required to bring out the best in him, while course winner Glenridding is on a decent mark and is respected. The draw has not been kind to Suffolk Punch and My Gacho is selected.