Today's racecards

Chester

  • 19:05 IG Markets Handicap5f 16y

  • Winner £8,821 2nd £2,640 3rd £1,320 4th £661
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 5.92s
  • Off time: 19:06:23
19:05 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Beau Mistral (IRE) 13/2
2nd O'Gorman 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 (2) 23240-4 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Kool Henry (IRE) 83
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 D O'Meara D Tudhope 86 5/16.00
4 (5) 464540 Dark Blue, Red cross belts, White cap Pale Orchid (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 P D Evans Jim Crowley 85 9/110.00
5 (6) 12-1225 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Sonko (IRE) 6
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-12 p T J Pitt F Norton 85 4/15.00
6 (4) 132-036 Maroon, yellow sleeves, light blue diamonds and cap O'Gorman 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 K A Ryan Julie Burke (3) 80 11/43.75
7 (3) 42413U Purple, Yellow stripe and armlets, Yellow cap, Purple star Beau Mistral (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-6 Paul Green Catherine Gannon 79 13/27.50
8 (8) 235355 Royal Blue, Light Blue chevron, striped sleeves and cap Waseem Faris (IRE) 13
Nag me
3 8-3 M R Channon Raul Da Silva (3) 76 7/18.00
9 (7) 134411 Red and black diamonds, red sleeves, black armlets and diamonds on cap El Mcglynn (IRE) 8 (ex6)
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-2 P Salmon Hannah Nunn (7) 65 13/27.50
Non runners
1 (9)459870Vocational (USA)39-7M JohnstonJ Fanning94
2 (1)62831-1Jwala39-0R M H CowellS W Kelly87

Verdict

Jwala has made all to win her last two starts and will go very close again if allowed her own way up front. That looks unlikely, however, as El McGlynn also made all to score at Haydock last time and Beau Mistral was never headed when scoring over C&D last month. The latter had SONKO behind on that occasion but Tim Pitt's sprinter re-opposes on much better terms here and can take advantage of the likely fast pace with course specialist Franny Norton doing the steering. Kool Henry is another who likes to race prominently and Vocational will need the gaps to appear drawn out wide.