Today's racecards

Chester

  • 17:25 Stella Cidre Handicap1m 7f 195y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 41.51s
  • Off time: 17:26:07
17:25 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kashgar 10/3
2nd Gabrial's King (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (8) 9/82610- Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star L Frank Baum (IRE) 259
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 B J Llewellyn Oisin Murphy (7) 80 16/117.00
3 (5) 70-5704 Royal blue, yellow epaulets, royal blue and white striped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Montaff 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-6 M R Channon S Hitchcott 79 9/25.50
4 (6) 823-123 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's King (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 D M Simcock F Norton 77 5/42.25
6 (4) 1100-45 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Lifetime (IRE) 34
Nag me
5 9-1 t B Ellison S M Levey 74 10/111.00
7 (3) 526-611 RED and ROYAL BLUE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, RED diamonds, YELLOW cap Kashgar 26
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 B J Llewellyn Martin Lane 70 10/34.33
8 (1) 771143 Black, red star, black and white halved sleeves, red cap Hallstatt (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 8-10 t J Mackie Raul Da Silva (3) 69 8/19.00
Non runners
1 (2)5-50565Gabrial's Star49-7Ian WilliamsL Morris80
5 (7)12215-4Teak (IRE)69-2Ian WilliamsRyan Powell75

Verdict

GABRIAL'S KING isn't exactly consistent but his recent Newmarket third, when only beaten just over a length, suggests he's in good heart at present. He's gone well enough here in the past and a repeat of that recent HQ run would see him go close. Kashgar has suddenly found a new lease of life and is up 11lb for two recent victories but also appeals in his current form. Hallstatt has continued to show up prominently off higher marks after a couple of wins and is another to take into account in an open contest but Teak ran well behind the selection last time at Newmarket and could emerge as the main danger if improving for his first outing for over seven months. Montaff normally competes at a higher level than this but doesn't look the force of old.