Today's racecards

Chester

  • 16:25 Albert Square Chophouse Maiden Stakes1m 2f 75y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 16.99s
  • Off time: 16:26:03
16:25 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ducab (IRE) 6/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Bushel (USA)
Nag me
3 9-1 M Johnston F Norton 9/43.25
2 (3) 323 Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Ducab (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-1 R Varian S M Levey 85 6/52.20
3 (4) 92-2253 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Khudoua 25
Nag me
3 9-1 b J H M Gosden N Mackay 77 11/43.75
4 (1) 006 Red and black diamonds, red sleeves, black armlets and diamonds on cap Speedy Utmost Meg 22
Nag me
3 8-10 W Kinsey Shelley Birkett (7) 48 16/117.00

Verdict

Bushel makes a belated debut for Mark Johnston and it will be interesting to see how the son of Street Cry goes in the market. Khudoua is looking increasingly tricky to win with and the main hope is that this quirky sort may relish this idiosyncratic track. However, the choice is DUCAB who has gone well in decent maiden company on all three starts and may well have run into a couple of useful sorts the last twice - he looks by far the safest option with Speedy Utmost Meg having shown little so far.