Chester

  • 19:55 Chester Standard Handicap1m 2f 75y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 18.10s
  • Off time: 19:55:57
19:55 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Broughton (GER) 6/4
2nd Endorsing (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 2-21373 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Enzaal (USA) 20
Nag me
3 9-7 M Johnston S Hitchcott 79 14/115.00
2 (5) 57-12 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Broughton (GER) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 M Johnston F Norton 79 6/42.50
3 (3) 23-1144 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's Wawa 34
Nag me
3 9-6 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 78 11/26.50
4 (6) 0-125 Cerise and silver diagonal stripes, halved sleeves, cerise cap Endorsing (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 9-6 Richard Hannon S M Levey 78 9/25.50
6 (2) 435-138 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Wyldfire (IRE) 42
Nag me
3 8-13 h R A Fahey T Hamilton 71 6/17.00
7 (8) 122172 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Gabrial The Duke (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-7 D M Simcock D E Egan (3) 65 13/27.50
8 (4) 541-684 Grey, Beige Star, Grey Sleeves, Beige Stars, Light Blue Cap Mandy The Nag (USA) 19
Nag me
3 8-7 Ian Williams L Morris 65 16/117.00
Non runners
5 (7)31-43Leitrim Pass (USA)39-3W J HaggasJ Fortune75

Verdict

A handicap no easier for the lack of numbers and if Danat Al Atheer takes the previous race, it would be no surprise to see plenty of market confidence behind ENDORSING. Richard Hannon's colt was only a head behind when they met at Haydock in April though he'll need to reverse Doncaster form with Leitrim Pass in order to win this affair. Richard Fahey has two entries and Gabrial's Wawa appears to be the pick of the pair. A winner of two races on the Polytrack, he has been tried in two very hot handicaps at Chester on his last two starts and this looks a slightly easier assignment on paper. Broughton wasn't disgraced against a progressive rival on his handicap debut at Ripon and he may well be open to further improvement.