Chester

  • 14:20 Sportingbet Handicap5f 110y

  • Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 7.96s
  • Off time: 14:21:25
14:20 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Confessional
1st B Fifty Two (IRE) 7/2
2nd Dungannon 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 363604 White, Dark Green star, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets Ballista (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-10 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 98 16/117.00
2 (11) 185-000 Red and Purple (quartered), Red sleeves, Purple cap Magical Macey (USA) 77
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-9 b T D Barron Graham Gibbons 97 25/126.00
3 (6) 0-50003 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Ballesteros 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 R A Fahey Jack Garritty (5) 97 6/17.00
4 (7) 413911 Maroon, white spots, white sleeves, maroon spots, maroon and white quartered cap Forest Edge (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-9 b P D Evans J F Egan 97 12/113.00
5 (2) 0-02103 Emerald green, pink star, striped sleeves and cap B Fifty Two (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-8 bt C Hills F Norton 96 7/24.50
6 (10) 232304- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Poole Harbour (IRE) 427
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-7 D Nicholls P Mulrennan 95 25/126.00
7 (3) 5-01339 Emerald green, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue and emerald green striped sleeves and cap Love Island 64
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-6 R M Whitaker George Chaloner (3) 94 8/19.00
8 (8) 5/855-02 Red, White diamond on body and cap, White sleeves, Red armlets Pearl Acclaim (IRE) 105
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 93 20/121.00
10 (4) 924010 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Lexi's Hero (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-4 v R A Fahey D Nolan 92 7/18.00
11 (1) 1-00004 Red, dark green and red hooped sleeves and cap Dungannon 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-4 b A M Balding Kieran Shoemark (7) 92 5/16.00
12 (12) 902418 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap Inxile (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
9 9-3 p D Nicholls T P Queally 91 50/151.00
13 (5) 324310 Black, large light blue spots and sleeves Top Boy 49
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 v D Shaw Mr S Dobson 90 8/19.00
Non runners
9 (13)504273Confessional79-4T D EasterbyD Allan92

Verdict

Ballesteros is looking to end a long losing run and showed signs of a resurgence at Ascot off today's mark. Forest Edge has returned to form and bids for hat-trick after winning at Ffos Las but was a long way behind B FIFTY TWO over track and trip in June. The latter flew home by three lengths on that occasion and is dropped in class after a good effort at York. Pearl Acclaim has also been running well in better company but could have been better drawn, as could the 2012 winner Ballista and recent Ripon runner-up Confessional.