Today's racecards

Chester

  • 15:25 One Cost Handicap1m 3f 79y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 29.99s
  • Off time: 15:27:52
15:25 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Singalat 5/1
2nd Gabrial's King (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 37452-3 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Singalat 33
Nag me
3 9-7 J G Given G Lee 76 5/16.00
3 (6) 4222-16 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Enery (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 M Johnston Liam Jones 74 11/26.50
4 (4) 4213-89 GREY, BEIGE star, GREY sleeves, BEIGE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap Tidal Way (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 9-4 M R Channon N Callan 73 11/43.75
5 (5) 8883-16 RED, ROYAL BLUE seams on sleeves Rapid Heat Lad (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 9-0 R Hollinshead C Catlin 69 7/24.50
6 (3) 612140 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Moataz (USA) 45
Nag me
3 8-13 M Johnston J Fanning 68 12/113.00
7 (1) 212116 GREY, BEIGE star, GREY sleeves, BEIGE stars, DARK BLUE cap Gabrial's King (IRE) 33
Nag me
3 8-11 Ian Williams S Donohoe 66 3/14.00
Non runners
2 (7)2231Gabrial The Hero (USA)39-12D M SimcockAlice Haynes75

Verdict

GABRIAL THE HERO put his rivals to the sword with ease at Haydock on Thursday, making all and striding away to score unchallenged. This is a tougher assignment but he's clearly in great heart and his young apprentice rider, who rode three winners from just 14 rides last term, offsets the penalty picked up for that success. Expect another front-running display around these tight turns. Gabrial's King, in the same ownership, seems better on an artificial surface so Singalat looks the main threat. He didn't run at all badly on unsuitable ground at Pontefract last time and should relish these quicker conditions. Similar comments apply to Enery but this dramatic step up in trip is also a step into the unknown for the ex-Godolphin inmate, now with Mark Johnston. Tidal Way will find this easier than when unplaced in last week's London Gold Cup at Newbury and is not discounted.