Today's racecards

Chester

  • 20:25 IG Handicap7f 2y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.06s
  • Off time: 20:25:42
20:25 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Snow Bay 6/1
2nd Kingscroft (IRE) 7/2
3rd Magic City (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 35/06-61 Red, White stars on sleeves Magic City (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 Richard Hannon William Twiston-Davies (5) 85 3/14.00
3 (9) 40009-6 Dark Blue, Emerald Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap Red Art (IRE) 11
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-6 C Hills S J Drowne 84 11/112.00
5 (1) 78-2127 Grey and red diamonds, red and grey hooped sleeves, grey cap, red diamond Snow Bay 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 9-5 P T Midgley Shirley Teasdale (5) 83 6/17.00
6 (10) 17-3310 Mauve, White spots, White cap, Mauve spots Restaurateur (IRE) 2
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 v A M Balding J Fortune 83 11/112.00
7 (2) 602256 Grey, Beige Star, Grey Sleeves, Beige Stars, Yellow cap Kingscroft (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-4 M Johnston F Norton 82 7/24.50
8 (4) 267049 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Verse Of Love 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-4 P D Evans D J Bates (5) 82 11/112.00
9 (7) 007720 Orange, Black inverted triangle, White sleeves and cap Alejandro (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-4 p1 R A Fahey T Hamilton 82 16/117.00
11 (5) 814-313 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's Gift (IRE) 13
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 8-8 D M Simcock D E Egan (3) 72 4/15.00
Non runners
2 (8)80-9934Balty Boys (IRE)49-7J A OsborneJ Fortune85
4 (6)11-2115Sandy Lane (IRE)49-6D O'MearaS M Levey84
10 (11)552-836Jungle Bay68-12Jane Chapple-HyamNon Runner76

Verdict

Sir Alex Ferguson may be at the track to see his Magic City and the gelding made the handicapper pay for his leniency with victory at Goodwood on his most recent start, and he is entitled to go close despite a 5lb rise for that success. Kingscroft is surely better than his modest run at Musselburgh suggests but we'll take another chance with SANDY LANE. The four-year-old has been sent off as favourite on each of his three starts for David O'Meara and has won two - the pick being a dead-heat with Baccarat at Ripon. A decent traveller in his races, his early pace might just be enough to see him clear before any dangers arrive at the finish. Gabrial's Gift could be amongst the likely closers and having campaigned over further, the grey seems to have been rejuvenated by the switch to David Simcock. Restaurateur isn't without hope despite having a poor draw to work from.