Today's racecards

Chester

  • 17:35 Cheshire Oaks Handicap 7f 122y

  • Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.51s
  • Off time: 17:36:30
17:35 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Copperwood 11/2
2nd Kingswinford (IRE) 8/1
3rd King Of Paradise (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 802467 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Light From Mars 11
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-10 P Morris Jim Crowley 73 9/25.50
2 (8) 103451 White, Black sleeves, quartered cap Kingswinford (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-10 A J Lidderdale Katia Scallan (5) 73 8/19.00
3 (9) 080045 Maroon, yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, yellow cap Rulesn'regulations 20
Nag me
6 9-9 hb Mat Salaman P Cosgrave 72 14/115.00
4 (7) 713536 Royal Blue, Light Green epaulets Copperwood 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-9 M Johnston F Norton 72 11/26.50
5 (1) 813471 Royal Blue, Emerald Green hoop, Red cap First Class Favour (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 T D Easterby James P Sullivan 71 9/25.50
6 (3) 8-00093 Royal Blue, White star, Red and White striped sleeves and cap One Scoop Or Two 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 p R Hollinshead J-P Guillambert 70 5/16.00
7 (4) 715371 Mauve and Grey diabolo, Grey cap, Mauve diamond Nezami (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 b P L Clinton R Kennemore 70 6/17.00
9 (10) 330627 Royal Blue, Light Blue epaulets, Light Blue and Royal Blue hooped sleeves Striker Torres (IRE) 31
Nag me
6 9-3 v I W McInnes T Eaves 66 14/115.00
11 (11) 411744 Dark Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap King Of Paradise (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 E J Alston T P O'Shea 68 8/19.00
Non runners
8 (6)1-00234Sir Trevor (IRE)39-4Tom DascombeF Norton72
10 (2)160925Mccool Bannanas49-1J W UnettR Winston64

Verdict

Soft ground and this kind of trip generally brings out the best in FIRST CLASS FAVOUR who is just 5lb higher than when scoring comfortably at Carlisle and Tim Easterby's filly can stage a repeat. Nezami made most on heavy ground at Chepstow and could hardly have won more easily so a 6lb rise doesn't look excessive. Copperwood had a neck to spare over McCool Bannanas when they were 1-2 at Newmarket in July and they meet on virtually the same terms though the latter is better drawn here. Sir Trevor's only victory to date came on very fast ground but the three-year-old King Of Paradise would prefer some rain.