Chester

  • 17:20 Cheshire Jets Handicap5f 16y

  • Winner £5,181 2nd £1,542 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 6.32s
  • Off time: 17:20:27
17:20 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Foxy Music 7/1
2nd Legal Eagle (IRE) 10/3
3rd Lost In Paris (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 836427 Light Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Red spots Doctor Parkes 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 E J Alston R Winston 85 2/13.00
3 (2) 277-127 White, purple collar and cuffs, striped sleeves, white cap Foxy Music 49
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-5 E J Alston P Cosgrave 83 7/18.00
5 (8) 162110 Light Green, Purple hollow box, sleeves and diamond on cap Mey Blossom 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 R M Whitaker M Stainton (3) 80 12/113.00
6 (7) 123741 Purple and Pink diabolo, Purple sleeves, Pink armlets, quartered cap Legal Eagle (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 9-2 p Paul Green F Norton 80 10/34.33
7 (5) 132136 EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap Vhujon (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 80 11/112.00
8 (10) 313379 WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Lost In Paris (IRE) 36
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 v T D Easterby D Fentiman 79 20/121.00
9 (4) 541261 Black, Pink star, halved sleeves and stars on cap Mr Wolf 17
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-1 p J J Quinn B McHugh (3) 79 6/17.00
10 (6) 668422 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Tasmeem (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-13 b R A Fahey Adrian Nicholls 78 8/19.00
Non runners
2 (9)707801Falasteen (IRE)39-6R A FaheyP McDonald85
4 (3)997046Green Manalishi99-2K A RyanT Eaves80

Verdict

Favourites have a got a poor record in this contest with only last year's 'jolly' obliging in the past seven runnings, so we will look outside the box with DOCTOR PARKES. Eric Alston's string is in reasonable form and his Diktat gelding already has a course and distance win to his name, which was last year from 6lb lower than today. Any ground with good in the description suits and he has the inside rail to help. Falasteen is 3lb higher than a recent Ascot win and has scored here from a higher mark, though the draw has not been kind, while Mr Wolf will need to be better than he has been since 2006 to win from this mark. Tasmeem and Mey Blossom are both in good heart but will need to get out well from their respective draws and we prescribe Doctor Parkes.