Today's racecards

Chester

  • 15:45 Trafford Centre Gift Card Handicap7f 2y

  • Winner £12,616 2nd £3,776 3rd £1,888 4th £944
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.98s
  • Off time: 15:45:14
15:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bertiewhittle 4/1
2nd Major Conquest (IRE) 16/1
3rd Chosen Character (IRE) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 262961 White, Royal Blue diamond, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Orange cap Fred Willetts (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 9-7 v P D Evans Matthew Cosham (5) 92 11/112.00
2 (6) 1250-60 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Waking Warrior 14
Nag me
3 9-3 K A Ryan Julie Burke (5) 88 20/121.00
3 (3) 6-1 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Chilled 26
Nag me
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute Louis Beuzelin (3) 85 5/42.25
4 (8) 139421 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Kingscroft (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 M Johnston Liam Jones 85 8/19.00
6 (7) 43-3211 Red, Black star, White and Black hooped sleeves, Red cap, Black star Chosen Character (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 vt Tom Dascombe R Kennemore 82 17/29.50
7 (4) 036-31 Red, Green hoops, Yellow cap, Green hoop Power Punch (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 B W Hills R Winston 80 7/18.00
8 (1) 233313 Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves Bertiewhittle 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-8 T D Barron G Gibbons 79 4/15.00
9 (2) 000-804 Dark blue, red sleeves, yellow diamonds, red cap, yellow diamonds Major Conquest (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 8-7 C Hills S Sanders (ex3) 78 16/117.00
Non runners
5 (5)4134-00Catalyze38-12A M BaldingSimon Pearce83

Verdict

Catalyze would have a major chance in this on last year's form but he's proved a big disappointment so far this year. Chosen Character, on the other hand, has clearly improved over the winter and for the fitting of a visor and chasing a hat-trick after wins at Haydock and Pontefract. Chilled can build on his victory in a Leicester maiden and has more scope than either Fred Willetts or Kingscroft, first and second over a mile here two weeks ago while the penny has finally dropped with Beverley scorer Power Punched. But the vote goes to BERTIEWHITTLE, who just failed to land a classified stakes at York after winning at Musselburgh and has earned his new mark.