Today's racecards

Chester

  • 16:30 Smiles And More Handicap1m 4f 66y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 47.84s
  • Off time: 16:33:51
16:30 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st English Summer 2/1
2nd Right Of Appeal 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 203722 EMERALD GREEN and PURPLE (quartered), PURPLE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN armlets Tepmokea (IRE) 11
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-0 b C R Dore P Makin 80 4/15.00
2 (3) 59-1457 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Runaway 16
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-12 E A L Dunlop T E Durcan 78 3/14.00
4 (2) 4786-22 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap English Summer 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-7 t R A Fahey D Nolan 73 2/13.00
5 (4) 98-0194 Black and Red (quartered), Grey sleeves, Red cap Poor Duke (IRE) 2
Nag me
4 9-4 b M Mullineaux Tim Clark (5) 70 9/110.00
7 (5) 0-13157 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Right Of Appeal 29
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-3 M Johnston Liam Jones 69 11/43.75
Non runners
3 (7)59/15-7Flashheart (IRE)49-12M P TregoningR Kingscote78
6 (1)515512Spanish Plume69-3A HollinsheadJack Duern69

Verdict

English Summer has had plenty of trainers but, now with Richard Fahey, looks set to score again soon after an excellent run in a 1m6f Sandown handicap where he couldn't quite hold the late thrust of Spice Fair. Spanish Plume's last two victories have been at Wolverhampton but he has no problems with fast ground and is just 3lb higher than his latest success. Red Runaway hasn't been in the best of form but won from exactly this mark over the track and trip last year so has to be kept on the right side. TEPMOKEA finished runner-up to Dolphin Village in a better class handicap at Thirsk last week and remains on the same mark so this looks his chance to gain his first victory for Conor Dore.