Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:55 Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap7f 122y

  • Winner £28,012 2nd £8,388 3rd £4,194 4th £2,097
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 35.75s
  • Off time: 14:55:56
14:55 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ocean Tempest 10/1
2nd Mezzotint (IRE) 25/1
3rd Beau Nash (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 411700 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Tempest 63
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-1 J Ryan Joe Doyle (5) 115 10/111.00
2 (10) 181129 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Heavy Metal 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-0 M Johnston F Norton 100 8/19.00
3 (9) 4-44131 Yellow, royal blue and yellow chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Alejandro (IRE) 35
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-12 D O'Meara P Mulrennan 98 11/112.00
4 (6) 256510 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Laffan (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-11 T D Easterby D Allan 97 16/117.00
5 (8) 2-21947 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Russian Realm 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-9 Sir Michael Stoute David Probert 95 13/27.50
6 (2) 652302 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Foxtrot Romeo (IRE) 14
Nag me
5 8-8 pt M Botti P Hanagan 94 9/25.50
7 (11) 111654 Dark blue, yellow hoop King Torus (IRE) 5
Nag meDistance Winner
6 8-7 Mrs R Carr J Garritty (5) 93 16/117.00
8 (7) 10-0013 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves Big Johnny D (IRE) 29
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-7 T D Barron G Gibbons 93 14/115.00
9 (5) 255331 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Apostle (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-7 D M Simcock R Kingscote 93 11/26.50
10 (14) 813122 Brown, pink disc Johnno 42
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-7 b D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 93 12/113.00
11 (12) 021378 Red, black star, black and white hooped sleeves, red cap, black star Chosen Character (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-6 vt Tom Dascombe William Carson 92 661/1067.10
12 (13) 233447 BROWN and RED (halved), sleeves reversed, RED cap Dubai Dynamo 5
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-2 Mrs R Carr A Mullen 88 25/126.00
13 (1) 23-3230 Red, red and yellow hooped cap Beau Nash (IRE) 72
Nag me
3 8-0 Richard Hannon J Quinn 92 9/110.00
14 (4) 097546 Red, Royal Blue stars, Red cap Mezzotint (IRE) 6
Nag me
5 8-0 S C Williams R Ffrench 85 25/126.00

Betting

Forecast

Foxtrot Romeo (9/2), Apostle (11/2), Russian Realm (13/2), Heavy Metal (8/1), Beau Nash (9/1), Ocean Tempest (10/1), Alejandro (11/1), Johnno (12/1), Big Johnny D (14/1), King Torus (16/1), Laffan (16/1), Dubai Dynamo (25/1), Mezzotint (25/1), Chosen Character (661/10)

Verdict

This year's Lincoln winner OCEAN TEMPEST drops back into handicap company for this. He's won twice at the track before and may well shrug off top weight if allowed to set his own pace. Alejandro and Johnno also like to dominate but will find that difficult with a high draw to contend with. Apostle is upped in class off a higher mark after scoring over track and trip last time but Heavy Metal and Russian Realm should cope better in this grade. Course and distance winner Big Johnny D is another to consider.