Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:10 Linde Material Handling Novice Stakes5f 16y

  • Winner £4,528 2nd £1,348 3rd £673 4th £337
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (1) 2210 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Annunciation 9
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-5 Richard Hannon R L Moore 99 1001
2 (4) 425123 Royal blue, red cross belts, white sleeves, red armlets, red and royal blue quartered cap Just Past Andover (IRE) 40
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-2 t1 W G M Turner Jake Payne (7) 83 1001
3 (5) 86 Red, White hoop, checked sleeves Archie Stevens 10
Nag me
2 9-0 Tom Dascombe Ross Atkinson (3) 1001
4 (2) 3331 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Faithfilly (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 Ed Walker R Kingscote 86 1001
5 (3) 0313 Royal blue, white hoop, red and white striped sleeves, quartered cap Lady Ibrox 11
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-0 A D Brown M O'connell 72 1001
6 (6) 105 White, purple stripe, hooped sleeves, light green cap Lothian Countess 30
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-11 A G Foster F Norton 68 1001

Verdict

After beating two rivals easily at Windsor, ANNUNCIATION was sent to Royal Ascot where he led for a long way in the Norfolk Stakes. He should prove too speedy for these rivals and can get back on the winning trail. Faithfilly will be no pushover as she showed a liking for soft ground with a comfortable victory at Sandown. She's certain to be finishing strongly but the post may come too late. Lady Ibrox ran very well behind a couple of useful types at Thirsk but Just Past Andover's only success was on heavy ground and he'll need those conditions to get involved against these speedy rivals.