Today's racecards

Chester

  • 17:45 Crabbies 'steady On' Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap1m 3f 79y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 28.10s
  • Off time: 18:00:46
17:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zuider Zee (GER) 2/1
2nd Bowdler's Magic 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 721- Yellow, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Black cap Bowdler's Magic 182
Nag me
3 9-4 M Johnston J-P Guillambert 80 9/110.00
2 (3) 91 Black, Red chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Sunny Game 26
Nag me
3 9-4 M L W Bell P Makin 80 5/23.50
3 (1) 213 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Zuider Zee (GER) 24
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 J H M Gosden William Buick 77 2/13.00
4 (8) 36-622 Royal Blue, Orange diamond, striped sleeves and cap Monkton Vale (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 9-0 R A Fahey Freddie Tylicki 76 9/25.50
5 (6) 825-22 YELLOW, MAROON Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves I'm Super Too (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-12 G A Swinbank P McDonald 74 13/27.50
6 (7) 84022-1 White, Purple sash, White sleeves, Yellow armlets and cap Saint Thomas (IRE) 11
Nag me
3 8-8 J Mackie R Winston 70 14/115.00
7 (5) 43-7323 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Layla's Boy 22
Nag me
3 8-7 t1 Ian Williams S Donohoe 69 16/117.00
Non runners
8 (2)0-85Royal Patriot (IRE)38-6Paul GreenS De Sousa68

Verdict

SUNNY GAMES, Zuider Zee and Monkton Vale are the trio for the shortlist and the vote goes to Sunny Games. The selection progressed from his first run to his second when he won well at Windsor last time. He is bred to appreciate this longer trip and if he improves again then he will be hard to beat. John Gosden sends Zuider Zee to post and he was a close third in a tactical race at Kempton last time. He is another who looks to be going the right way and he does have a good low draw. Monkton Vale ran well at York earlier in the month and he won't be inconvenienced by this slight drop in trip. Mark Johnston's Bowdler's Magic is another who looks to be on an upward curve, and in a race full of progressives sorts, we will side with Sunny Games.