Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:20 Minstrell Recruitment Handicap5f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 7.31s
  • Off time: 14:21:20
14:20 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st El Viento (FR) 9/2
2nd New Fforest 4/1
3rd Smart Daisy K 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 2-00644 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Addictive Dream (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-12 D Nicholls K Fallon 98 12/113.00
2 (2) 812717 Orange, mauve stars, orange sleeves, orange cap, mauve star Doctor Parkes 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-11 S C Williams J-P Guillambert 97 6/17.00
4 (5) 328270 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves El Viento (FR) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 v R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 91 9/25.50
5 (3) 314080 Pink, black sleeves, pink diamonds Al's Memory (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 P D Evans D J Bates (3) 87 12/113.00
7 (11) 413108 Red and White diamonds, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Rusty Rocket (IRE) 1
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 8-13 Paul Green F Norton 85 14/115.00
8 (6) 3988-24 ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap Even Stevens 203
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-13 p S Dixon Billy Cray (3) 85 20/121.00
9 (1) 3-93791 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap New Fforest 51
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-13 A M Balding Oisin Murphy (7) 88 4/15.00
10 (7) 7-32133 Grey, Maroon chevron, hooped cap Smart Daisy K 14
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 A Hollinshead S W Kelly 86 5/16.00
11 (4) 709800 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Captain Dunne (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 8-11 T D Easterby G Gibbons 83 11/112.00
12 (9) 5-08654 Red, White diamond, White sleeves, Red spots L'ami Louis (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-11 H Candy L Morris 83 7/18.00
Non runners
3 (12)2-06707Free Zone49-9B SmartG Lee95
6 (10)904183Baby Strange99-1D ShawAdam McLean87

Verdict

Free Zone and Rusty Rocket are course and distance winners with a high draw while Doctor Parkes, the only other to have won over track and trip, is in stall two. Last year's winner came from stall 14 so a fast start is much more advantageous and, as Rusty Rocket generally shoots out of the stalls he can get involved though he was unplaced from a similar stall here yesterday. The three -year-old New Fforest won easily at Warwick though has much more to do here but ADDICTIVE DREAM is now on his lowest mark for over three years and has lost none of his early pace so is handed the vote. Baby Strange is better over an extra furlong and Smart Daisy K is having her first start in all-aged company. Al's Memory and El Viento fought out a finish over 6f here last month and both have chances in a wide-open event.