Today's racecards

Chester

  • 15:20 Hill Dickinson Handicap1m 7f 195y

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 34.38s
  • Off time: 15:21:45
15:20 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Countrywide Flame 9/4
2nd Ardlui (IRE) 10/1
3rd Martial Law (IRE) 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 389539 Royal blue, yellow epaulets, royal blue and white striped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Montaff 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-0 M R Channon S Hitchcott 89 9/110.00
2 (1) 106050 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Deauville Flyer 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-13 T D Easterby T Eaves 88 10/111.00
3 (7) 151341- Dark blue, white chevron, white and dark blue striped sleeves Countrywide Flame 155
Nag me
4 9-9 J J Quinn M O'connell 84 9/43.25
4 (5) 0/4312-2 Black, White hoops and sleeves, hooped cap Martial Law (IRE) 56
Nag me
6 9-9 b D Pipe William Twiston-Davies (7) 84 13/27.50
5 (9) 61347-0 Light Blue, Royal Blue hoop, armlets and cap Ardlui (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 A King T P Queally 82 10/111.00
6 (2) 260504 Dark Green, Yellow star, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets, Dark Green cap Mica Mika (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-6 p R A Fahey T Hamilton 81 13/27.50
7 (8) 012035 Black, Light Blue armlets Trovare (USA) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 Mrs A J Perrett P Mulrennan 80 16/117.00
8 (6) 2/170-54 White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Natural High (IRE) 113
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 S Curran P Cosgrave 80 25/126.00
9 (4) 80/4486 Dark blue, red chevron, halved sleeves Swinging Hawk (GER) 62
Nag me
6 9-2 Ian Williams F Norton 77 5/16.00

Verdict

This year's Triumph Hurdle winner, Countrywide Flame, will attract plenty of attention back on the Flat but he's 12lb higher than when scoring at Redcar last October. Preference is for another winning hurdler in MARTIAL LAW as David Pipe's charge was beaten less than a length on the level at Ascot in July and this is less competitive. Most of the remainder are looking to bounce back to form though Natural High posted a better effort at Goodwood when last seen at the track in May. Deauville Flyer and Montaff could both figure if back to their best while Trovare has won over today's trip on the Polytrack but is 6lb higher in the weights now.