Today's racecards

Chester

  • 16:50 Innospec Handicap7f 2y

  • Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 25.73s
  • Off time: 16:50:24
16:50 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ocean Tempest 11/4
2nd Rene Mathis (GER) 3/1
3rd Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 322211 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Tempest 9
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-7 J Ryan B Doyle 95 11/43.75
2 (1) 055000 White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-6 P J O'gorman S M Levey 94 8/19.00
3 (7) 785203 Red, black star, black and white hooped sleeves, red cap, black star Chosen Character (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-6 vt Tom Dascombe Natasha Eaton (5) 94 16/117.00
4 (10) 003513 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Laffan (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-4 T D Easterby R Havlin 92 10/111.00
5 (9) 445167 Royal blue, yellow chevron, royal blue sleeves, yellow spots and cap Wannabe King 17
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-2 v G A Harker Jordan Nason (7) 90 25/126.00
6 (11) 412174 Orange, Black inverted triangle, White sleeves and cap Alejandro (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 9-2 R A Fahey Lee Topliss 90 16/117.00
7 (4) 530800 Light blue, red disc and armlets Dr Red Eye 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-2 p S Dixon Tim Clark (5) 90 7/18.00
8 (6) 632307 Light blue and black (quartered), black and light blue halved sleeves Zacynthus (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-1 K A Ryan D P McDonogh 89 14/115.00
10 (5) 108020 Red and White diamonds, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Rusty Rocket (IRE) 8
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 8-13 Paul Green Raul Da Silva (3) 87 14/115.00
11 (12) 02075-0 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Apostle (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 D M Simcock C Catlin 87 33/134.00
13 (2) 332352 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Rene Mathis (GER) 42
Nag me
3 8-12 R A Fahey T Eaves 89 3/14.00
14 (8) 145340 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Country Western 60
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 C Hills Dane O'Neill 88 8/19.00
Non runners
9 (14)114070Gandalak (FR)49-1D O'MearaJulie Burke89
12 (13)074055Sorella Bella (IRE)38-12M R ChannonS Hitchcott89

Verdict

Ocean Tempest is in great heart and had Alejandro and Apostle behind when winning over a slightly longer trip here earlier this month. Laffan also has claims, however, as he's come back to his best lately and beat Chosen Character, Rusty Rocket, Zacynthus and Dr Red Eye over track and trip last month before finishing a close-up third at Ayr when given plenty to do. Rene Mathis has been knocking on the door but the drop back to 7f may just suit COUNTRY WESTERN and this looks a little bit easier than recent tests. Charlie Hills' three-year-old gets a tentative vote.