Today's racecards

Chester

  • 15:40 Bloom Gin Handicap1m 5f 89y

  • Winner £8,410 2nd £2,502 3rd £1,251 4th £625
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 57.79s
  • Off time: 15:41:56
15:40 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Swinging Hawk (GER) 25/1
2nd Gabrial's King (IRE) 7/1
3rd Mysterious Man (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 1325-29 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Kuda Huraa (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 9-7 A King T Hamilton 88 8/19.00
2 (3) 22140-2 Maroon, beige star and sleeves, beige cap, maroon stars Mysterious Man (IRE) 20
Nag me
4 9-6 A M Balding David Probert 87 2/13.00
3 (10) 06775-0 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Kiama Bay (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
7 9-6 J J Quinn Martin Harley 87 20/121.00
4 (2) 122/45-3 Burgundy, Yellow rising sun, Burgundy cap Harvard N Yale (USA) 14
Nag me
4 9-5 t J Noseda S Sanders 86 9/43.25
5 (7) 8/1343-6 Red, white spots, white sleeves, red spots, red cap Kiwayu 9
Nag me
4 9-1 t Ian Williams M O'connell 82 16/117.00
6 (6) 1/31156 Royal Blue, Yellow hoops and armlets Masterful Act (USA) 42
Nag me
6 9-0 A J Mccabe T P O'Shea 81 25/126.00
7 (5) 504-440 Pink, Maroon cap The Fun Crusher 9
Nag me
5 8-13 b1 T D Easterby R Winston 80 14/115.00
8 (8) 21823-1 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Gabrial's King (IRE) 8
Nag me
4 8-9 D M Simcock F Norton 76 7/18.00
9 (9) 864857- Dark blue, red chevron, halved sleeves Swinging Hawk (GER) 173
Nag me
7 8-3 Ian Williams Ryan Powell (3) 70 25/126.00
10 (4) 3-37711 Black, red star, black and white halved sleeves, red cap Hallstatt (IRE) 14
Nag me
7 8-2 t J Mackie Raul Da Silva (3) 68 16/117.00

Verdict

After a long barren spell, Hallstatt has found his form and is on a hat-trick. He's 1lb out of the handicap but that shouldn't be a problem and he should be thereabouts. Mysterious Man may have been a shade unfortunate when beaten a short-head at Salisbury and, as he hasn't had much racing and looks progressive, he looks certain to go well. HARVARD N YALE has tackled stiff Ascot handicaps over 1m4f on his two latest starts and has been staying on strongly in both. He appears nicely handicapped and looks the type to go on to better things so gets the verdict. Newbury winner Gabrial's King has a bit more to do with a 6lb rise to contend with in this better race.