Today's racecards

Chester

  • 20:30 Chester Standard Handicap7f 2y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 29.84s
  • Off time: 20:31:36
20:30 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ralphy Boy (IRE) 9/2
2nd Swift Cedar (IRE) 15/8
3rd Gatepost (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 7-35227 Brown, pink cross belts, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Powerful Presence (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 D O'Meara Sam James (3) 83 12/113.00
2 (8) 9295-22 Dark Blue and Maroon diabolo, Maroon sleeves, Dark Blue cap Tidentime (USA) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-13 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies (3) 82 13/27.50
3 (10) 56016-6 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gatepost (IRE) 13
Nag me
5 9-13 R A Fahey D Nolan 82 9/110.00
6 (2) 111342 Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Purple spots Caramack 14
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-8 R Lee E J Walsh (5) 77 5/16.00
7 (5) 725714 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE disc and sleeves, hooped cap Swift Cedar (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 P D Evans F Norton 75 15/82.88
8 (1) 39-8193 Red, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Ralphy Boy (IRE) 9
Nag me
5 9-3 A C Whillans R Kingscote 72 9/25.50
9 (6) 357331 White, orange seams, orange sleeves, white stars, white cap, orange star Sheikh The Reins (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 v J R Best R Havlin 70 20/121.00
10 (4) 00-5462 Royal Blue, Yellow braces, Black sleeves and cap Pashan Garh 25
Nag me
5 9-0 Pat Eddery S Donohoe 69 12/113.00
Non runners
4 (7)329722Piceno (IRE)69-11S DixonAlistair Rawlinson80
5 (3)809560Dr Red Eye69-10S DixonHarry Bentley79

Betting

Forecast

Swift Cedar (15/8), Ralphy Boy (9/2), Caramack (5/1), Tidentime (13/2), Gatepost (9/1), Pashan Garh (12/1), Powerful Presence (12/1), Sheikh The Reins (20/1)

Verdict

There's plenty with claims in a wide-open affair. Piceno never looked like holding the winner when runner-up over a mile here last time but finished ahead of Gatepost, Swift Cedar and POWERFUL PRESENCE. But the latter was drawn widest of 14 runners on that occasion and may well turn the tables back over 7f in this smaller field. Caramack also has a shout after suffering a narrow-margin defeat at Chepstow and Pashan Garh is preferred to Ralphy Boy and Sheikh The Reins with latter pair upped in class.