Today's racecards

Chester

  • 17:40 Becks Handicap1m 7f 195y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 40.41s
  • Off time: 17:42:08
17:40 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kashgar 15/8
2nd Nashville (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 50-0222 Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star Kashgar 20
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 B J Llewellyn William Twiston-Davies (3) 80 15/82.88
4 (1) 000-023 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Nashville (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-4 R A Fahey D Nolan 77 15/82.88
6 (7) 450-411 Royal Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Royal Blue seams, White cap Miss Macnamara (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 M Todhunter P Makin 73 11/43.75
7 (5) 57-2723 Red, Yellow epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Vicky Valentine 14
Nag me
4 8-7 A C Whillans William Carson 66 12/113.00
8 (3) 66-7412 Black, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, Yellow cap, Black star Taste The Wine (IRE) 15
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 8-6 t B J Llewellyn Liam Jones 65 16/117.00
Non runners
2 (6)4192-74Snowy Dawn49-5A HollinsheadJack Duern78
3 (4)49-4621Teak (IRE)79-5Ian WilliamsB A Curtis72
5 (8)793-655Desert Recluse (IRE)79-1Ian WilliamsR Kingscote74

Verdict

Kashgar completed a hat-trick when landing this race a year ago but though he continues to run well he's 10lb higher and facing a stiff task. He had Teak five lengths behind when runner-up to Number One London at Goodwood and though the latter has won subsequently he's unlikely to reverse the form. Nashville is very consistent and has won around here though would probably prefer some rain so it's MISS MACNAMARA who is given the nod on her hat-trick attempt as she acts on any ground and was a convincing winner of both recent starts at Catterick. Taste The Wine has been in good form though in lower grade handicaps than this but Vicky Valentine has yet to prove she stays this far.