Today's racecards

Chester

  • 20:20 Veuve Clicquot Handicap1m 4f 66y

  • Winner £8,086 2nd £2,406 3rd £1,202 4th £601
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 43.29s
  • Off time: 20:21:48
20:20 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shrewd 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Pitchoun (IRE) 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 M Johnston F Norton 90 10/111.91
2 (1) 31161-0 Red, White epaulets, halved sleeves Shrewd 22
Nag me
3 9-6 M L W Bell L Morris 89 7/24.50
3 (2) 53121 Dark green and red (quartered), dark green sleeves, red cap Edwyn Ralph 111
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 D M Simcock Jim Crowley 77 2/13.00

Verdict

Edwyn Ralph makes a belated debut on Turf having won on the Polytrack before landing a handicap on the Fibresand at Southwell. But Shrewd has the superior form given last year's three victories over shorter trips and he should have come on for a recent pipe-opener over today's distance at Ascot. PITCHOUN is hard to pin down as a mark of 90 looks high enough for a maiden win at Bath. But he won doing handstands on that occasion and Mark Johnston's charge may take some catching if allowed an easy lead.