Today's racecards

Chester

  • 16:40 chesterBET Supports The Sport Handicap1m 7f 195y

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 31.61s
  • Off time: 16:41:16
16:40 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Statutory (IRE) 9/4
2nd Moidore 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 1-29266 Dark blue, white chevron, white and dark blue striped sleeves Moidore 34
Nag me
4 9-13 J J Quinn M O'connell 89 9/25.50
2 (3) 67-8059 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Softsong (FR) 20
Nag me
5 9-11 P J Hobbs C Catlin 87 10/111.00
4 (1) 66/1833 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Sir Bedivere (IRE) 14
Nag me
4 9-10 t B J Meehan L Dettori 86 5/16.00
5 (4) 331-223 Purple, Yellow hoops Twelve Strings (IRE) 63
Nag me
4 9-6 p1 B Ellison J P Spencer 82 5/16.00
6 (6) 542211 Red, Yellow stripe, Emerald Green sleeves Zenafire 26
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-1 p A Hollinshead P M Quinn 77 11/26.50
7 (8) 6-61110 Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star Kashgar 29
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-0 B J Llewellyn Daniel Muscutt (7) 76 16/117.00
8 (5) 21534 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Statutory (IRE) 14
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-0 M Johnston F Norton 90 9/43.25
Non runners
3 (2)215211Platinum (IRE)69-11P A KirbyR Kennemore81

Verdict

PLATINUM has a penalty for last week's comfortable win at Musselburgh but Philip Kirby's charge has been in great form under both codes recently and makes more appeal than fellow hat-trick seeker Zenafire, who has gone up 7lb since winning over 1m4f here at the start of the month. He can win again before being reassessed. Moidore has been quite highly tried this year but gets little respite from the handicapper while Softsong and Kashgar are probably also worth opposing, but the three-year-old Statutory is worth a try over this long trip as is Sir Bedivere. Twelve Strings is capable at this level but his best form is on softer ground.