Chester

  • 16:45 Grosvenor Shopping Centre Handicap1m 7f 195y

  • Winner £6,476 2nd £1,927 3rd £963 4th £481
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.75s
  • Off time: 16:45:47
16:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Topolski (IRE) 12/1
2nd Rangefinder 15/8
3rd Omokoroa (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (4) 674216 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Rangefinder 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-13 Jane Chapple-Hyam P McDonald 91 15/82.88
4 (2) 2360-95 Pink, White star, White sleeves, Pink stars, White cap, Emerald Green star Wells Lyrical (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 9-8 v1 B Smart T Eaves 86 16/117.00
5 (3) 655814 Navy Blue, Red and Light Blue hoop and armlets, White cap Topolski (IRE) 18
Nag me
4 9-8 p A M Balding L P Keniry 86 12/113.00
6 (1) 699222 Black and White stripes, Yellow sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Omokoroa (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-2 p1 M H Tompkins P Cosgrave 80 10/34.33
7 (8) 363212 BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Blazing Desert 15
Nag me
6 8-11 J J Quinn F Norton 75 8/19.00
8 (5) 32-7774 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Mith Hill 22
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-11 v Ian Williams Ryan Powell (7) 74 8/19.00
9 (9) 457277- Red, White sash, armlets and spots on cap Diktalina 165
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 Mrs A M Thorpe R Kennemore (3)(ex1) 50 33/134.00
10 (10) 160623 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Rawnaq (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-0 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls (ex1) 77 4/15.00
Non runners
1 (7)011968Just Lille (IRE)710-0Mrs A DuffieldBarry McHugh92
3 (6)0-02971Keenes Day (FR)59-11M JohnstonAdrian Nicholls89

Verdict

On the same terms as when beaten by stablemate Keenes Day at Beverley last time, RAWNAQ might just be able to turn the tables. The selection showed a very willing attitude when passed to battle back that day and with fewer miles on the clock and good ground ideal we will take him to find some small improvement and score. Last year's winner Mith Hill is 6lb higher this afternoon but showed some sort of a return to form last time and should be involved. Omokoroa has first-time headgear applied, which may help, and if the rains came then he would more strongly enter calculations. Rangefinder beat him here earlier in the campaign but the assessor looks to have him now, while the same applies to Topolski, who has to prove the he gets this far.