Today's racecards

Chester

  • 17:40 Bet Totepool At Totesport.com Handicap1m 7f 195y

  • Winner £5,181 2nd £1,542 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 43.11s
  • Off time: 17:41:29
17:40 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rangefinder 4/1
2nd Omokoroa (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 966742 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Rangefinder 20
Nag me
6 10-0 Jane Chapple-Hyam S W Kelly 84 4/15.00
2 (7) 121054 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Veloso (FR) 12
Nag me
8 9-11 J A Glover Kelly Harrison (3) 81 16/117.00
3 (2) 2-69922 Black and White stripes, Yellow sleeves, Black and Yellow striped cap Omokoroa (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 9-10 M H Tompkins P Cosgrave 80 5/23.50
4 (6) 3D2042 Black and Orange (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black spots Royal Trooper (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-5 J G Given D Swift (5) 75 4/15.00
5 (3) 363-633 Old Gold, Purple and Green hoops, Old Gold sleeves, Purple and Old Gold quartered cap Puy d'Arnac (FR) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-1 G A Swinbank J Fortune 71 11/26.50
6 (5) 342381 Emerald Green, Yellow armlets, White cap Calculating (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-12 M D I Usher F Norton 67 11/112.00
7 (4) 772321 Yellow, Black sash, Black and Red quartered cap Never Can Tell (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 8-10 J A Osborne Sophie Doyle (5) 80 11/26.50

Verdict

NEVER CAN TELL not only looks well in given a weight for age allowance but an argument can be made that her rating already looks light on handicap debut based on some impressive maiden form so she looks the obvious call. Royal Trooper was only just held off a similar rating last time so has a clear chance as does Calculating who is lighter in the weights than when winning on the all-weather last time out. Rangefinder is on an improving run of form so should show more again but Never Can Tell looks off a feather light racing weight.