Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:55 Stella Artois Stand Cup 1m 4f 66y

  • Winner £21,904 2nd £8,284 3rd £4,140 4th £2,068
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 49.83s
  • Off time: 14:55:39
14:55 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tac De Boistron (FR) 11/2
2nd Cubanita 7/2
3rd Allied Powers (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 14-4411 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Cameron Highland (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 105 2/13.00
2 (5) 905-555 White and Yellow check, Red sleeves, Yellow cap Allied Powers (IRE) 120
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-1 M L W Bell S Donohoe 105 11/112.00
3 (1) 421044 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Area Fifty One 21
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-1 R A Fahey D Nolan 105 15/28.50
4 (8) 117-040 Grey, black epaulets, armlets and cap Ile De Re (FR) 77
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-1 D McCain Jnr Jason Hart 98 20/121.00
5 (2) 20-1547 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Montaser (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 D M Simcock T Eaves 100 25/126.00
6 (7) 52160-3 yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Tac De Boistron (FR) 21
Nag me
6 9-1 M Botti Martin Harley 109 11/26.50
7 (3) 9921-53 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Cubanita 90
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-10 R M Beckett Martin Lane 102 7/24.50
8 (4) 218145 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Star Lahib (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-10 M Johnston J Fanning 98 11/26.50

Verdict

TAC DE BOISTRON was originally entered for a hot Group 3 at Kempton last weekend and looks better suited to today's task. A Group 2 winner at Longchamp last year, he ran well for a long way behind Harris Tweed at Goodwood on his first start for Marco Botti and is fancied to get the better of Cubanita. The latter went close in Group company at Cork back in June and is preferred to Cameron Highland, who is penalised for winning a Listed race at Windsor last month. Area Fifty One won over 1m2f here in June which so far has proved his best trip while Montaser and Star Lahib were both well beaten behind Sun Central at this track a fortnight ago. Allied Powers has won just the once since 2010 and last year's Chester Cup hero, Ile de Re, will find today's trip short enough.