Today's racecards

Chester

  • 15:10 Stella Artois Handicap7f 122y

  • Winner £48,518 2nd £14,438 3rd £7,215 4th £3,608
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 32.77s
  • Off time: 15:11:06
15:10 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Top of The Glas (IRE) 9/2
2nd Coulsty (IRE) 8/1
3rd Wilde Inspiration (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 27-1772 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves Coulsty (IRE) 13
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3 9-7 Richard Hannon S M Levey 101 8/19.00
3 (2) 810284 Royal Blue and White (quartered), White sleeves, Red armlets, Royal Blue cap, White diamonds Ifwecan 16
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-1 M Johnston F Norton 95 7/24.50
7 (9) 1-76510 Dark green, white sleeves, dark green stars, white cap, dark green stars Roachdale House (IRE) 35
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3 8-10 R A Fahey D Swift 90 8/19.00
8 (13) 228322 Black, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Black cap, Yellow star Lincoln (IRE) 21
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3 8-8 M R Channon S Hitchcott 88 11/112.00
9 (11) U1-9100 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Idea (USA) 35
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3 8-7 Sir Michael Stoute R Ffrench 87 14/115.00
10 (8) 461440 Royal Blue, Yellow hoop and sleeves, White cap The Hooded Claw (IRE) 21
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3 8-6 T D Easterby A Elliott 86 12/113.00
11 (10) 036168 dark green, yellow cap Little Shambles 17
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3 8-5 M Johnston J F Egan 85 22/123.00
12 (12) 27-2121 Yellow, dark blue seams, dark blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Wilde Inspiration (IRE) 14
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3 8-5 Miss J A Camacho I J Brennan 85 8/19.00
13 (15) 312155 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Regiment 24
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3 8-5 R A Fahey P Mathers 85 25/126.00
14 (6) 16-0812 Red, black seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Top of The Glas (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-0 B Ellison Joe Doyle (5) 80 9/25.50
15 (3) 1-582 Beige, Black striped sleeves Champagne Sydney (IRE) 9
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3 8-0 Richard Hannon Raul Da Silva 80 10/111.00
16 (14) 664441 Maroon, Grey armlets, Grey cap Mime Dance 10
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-0 p A M Balding P Sirigu 79 11/112.00
Non runners
2 (1)100103Almargo (IRE)39-2M JohnstonOisin Murphy96
4 (16)11-6406Dutch Courage39-0R A FaheyD Nolan94
5 (4)131200Sir Guy Porteous (IRE)38-13M JohnstonP Makin93
6 (5)12-4575Sir Robert Cheval38-12M BottiDaniel Muscutt92

Verdict

Richard Hannon runs two in this, including in-form top weight Coulsty, but is eclipsed by Richard Fahey, who saddles a trio of runners, and Mark Johnston. The Middleham handler has four in the line-up, headed by Goodwood third Almargo, but IFWECAN was only half-a-length behind on the Sussex Downs and is slightly better off at the weights here. He was second to the useful Velox over this longer trip at Sandown last month and is well drawn for a front-runner. By comparison, the consistent Lincoln and Brighton winner Mime Dance have been done no favours by the draw while Idea has disappointed in his last two starts. Wilde Inspiration and Top Of The Glas have been going well but in lesser company.