Today's racecards

Chester

  • 18:50 Wrexham Lager Claiming Stakes7f 122y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.09s
  • Off time: 18:50:40
18:50 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Marcret (ITY) 9/1
2nd Clockmaker (IRE) 13/8
3rd Toto Skyllachy 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 1/44000- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap King Torus (IRE) 310
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 J A Osborne J Fortune 95 12/113.00
2 (5) 77-6709 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Marcret (ITY) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-7 D Nicholls T Hamilton 94 9/110.00
3 (2) 9-66251 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Clockmaker (IRE) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-3 T D Easterby S M Levey 92 13/82.62
4 (1) 911050 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Toto Skyllachy 9
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-2 D O'Meara William Twiston-Davies (5) 97 9/43.25
5 (6) 112120 White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Polar Kite (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 S Curran Thomas Brown (5) 84 4/15.00
6 (7) 127018 PINK, BLACK epaulets and diamond on cap Elusive Hawk (IRE) 20
Nag me
9 8-11 v P D Evans D J Bates (5) 78 25/126.00
7 (8) 980537 Light Blue, Red chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Minty Jones 14
Nag me
4 8-9 v M Mullineaux R Clark (3)(ex2) 45 100/1101.00
8 (3) 579808 Emerald green, royal blue seams, yellow sleeves, royal blue armlets, quartered cap Olynard (IRE) 2
Nag me
7 8-9 p M Mullineaux Nora Looby (7) 46 100/1101.00

Verdict

There's plenty of quality about these platers and none-more-so than with the Marwan Koukash-owned pair of King Torus and Marcret. Both would have been more than capable of winning this race at the peak of their powers and the latter landed the Huxley Stakes at the track last year. With absences and losses of form to overcome, it may be prudent to overlook them and our preference is for CLOCKMAKER. The seven-year-old had no answer to Dr Red Eye on his last visit to Chester but the form of his victory at Musselburgh was given a boost as the runner-up went on to be fifth in the Buckingham Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Toto Skyllachy should find this easier than the Royal Hunt Cup that he recently contested while Polar Kite and Elusive Hawk are regular winners against weaker opposition.