Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:40 Assembly Techniques 25th Anniversary Handicap1m 4f 66y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (8) 22312 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial The Hero (USA) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-7 D M Simcock Catherine Gannon 84 1001
2 (6) 23-3220 Emerald Green, Yellow sash, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Hallmark Star 28
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3 9-6 h G A Butler S W Kelly 83 1001
3 (5) 41-03 Dark blue, white cross of lorraine, halved sleeves, white cap Rayvin Black 43
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3 9-3 M H Tompkins T E Durcan 80 1001
4 (1) 3-05 Royal Blue, White stars, Light Blue cap Zenaat 23
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3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 77 1001
5 (3) 225-201 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Hyperlink (IRE) 15
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3 9-0 M Johnston Amy Ryan 77 1001
6 (2) 133134 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Naseem Alyasmeen (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 M R Channon P Cosgrave 75 1001
7 (4) 259311 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Courtesy Call (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 M Johnston J Fanning 72 1001
8 (7) 227-745 Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white stars Arley Hall 22
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3 8-4 R A Fahey F Norton 67 1001

Verdict

Mark Johnston has won this twice in recent years and is double handed this time. Courtesy Call has won two Class 6 handicaps very easily but has been raised a further 8lb as a consequence so Hyperlink, a comfortable winner at Goodwood last time, may prove best of the pair. Gabrial The Hero easily won a Haydock maiden over this trip before running well when sent over 1m6f there on his handicap debut. He's gone up another 4lb for that defeat and may find the concession of that much weight to RAYVIN BLACK beyond him. Mark Tompkins' charge was having his first start beyond a mile when staying on strongly over this trip in a tough handicap at York and, with a soft ground success at Yarmouth to his credit, he's ready to score again. Hallmark Star pulled too hard at Musselburgh and finished a long way behind and Zenaat hasn't shown much to date.