Today's racecards

Chester

  • 13:40 New Fashioned Banking Handicap5f 16y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (7) 316538 Royal Blue, Light Blue chevron, striped sleeves and cap Waseem Faris (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 M R Channon Matthew Davies 84 1001
2 (11) 068901 Red, white diamond, white sleeves, red armlets, red cap, white diamond Hamoody (USA) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-5 D Nicholls P Cosgrave 82 1001
3 (1) 3U1033 Purple, Yellow stripe and armlets, Yellow cap, Purple star Beau Mistral (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-5 Paul Green S De Sousa 83 1001
4 (6) 292-260 Black, Black and White quartered cap Soap Wars 14
Nag me
7 9-5 H Palmer M Hills 82 1001
5 (14) 122574 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Sonko (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-4 p T J Pitt F Norton 82 1001
6 (5) 253317 Black and white check, white sleeves, black cap Crimson Knot (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 A Berry R Winston 81 1001
7 (2) 3-46034 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Jamesway (IRE) 52
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 Mrs R Carr James P Sullivan 80 1001
8 (9) 485542 Dark Blue, White stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Green Park (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-2 b D Carroll Luke Leadbitter (7) 79 1001
9 (12) 122221 White, Grey diamond, Red sleeves and cap Wild Sauce 38
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 b B Smart T Eaves 80 1001
11 (3) 467048 Emerald green and purple (quartered), yellow sleeves and cap Bubbly Ballerina 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 A Bailey Natasha Eaton (5) 77 1001
12 (4) 512152 Black, light blue chevrons on sleeves Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 37
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-12 Ian Williams Ryan Powell (3) 75 1001
13 (13) 217108 Brown and yellow (quartered), brown sleeves, yellow cap Dispol Grand (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-10 P T Midgley R Kennemore 73 1001
14 (10) 535793 White, Mauve seams, White cap Diman Waters (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-8 E J Alston T P O'Shea 71 1001
15 (8) 085060 Orange and Black (quartered), Orange sleeves, Black armlets Bertoliver 46
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 8-8 S C Williams David Probert 71 1001
Non runners
10 (15)723165Knocker Knowles (IRE)39-1P D EvansJim Crowley79

Verdict

Green Park won this way back in 2008 and invariably goes well here but could have done with a better draw, a remark that also applies to the in-form Newcastle winner Wild Sauce. Beau Mistral is perfectly placed on the inside and won here in June and July so she has to be on the short-list. Hamoody won his first race for over two years at Haydock and could have done without the resultant 6lb rise so in an open contest CRUISE TOTHELIMIT is handed the vote. Ian Williams' charge is in very good form and failed narrowly to hold Another Try when tried over 6f at Haydock last time. Bubbly Ballerina won a C&D nursery at the fixture last year and, with a low draw and a healthy handicap mark, she's another to keep an eye on.