Today's racecards

Chester

  • 15:30 Golden Square Shopping Centre Chester Stakes 1m 5f 89y

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 54.75s
  • Off time: 15:32:06
15:30 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sun Central (IRE) 4/1
2nd Bite Of The Cherry 20/1
3rd Handsome Man (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 210-121 Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Sun Central (IRE) 49
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-11 p W J Haggas S Sanders 108 4/15.00
2 (3) 120-154 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Montaser (IRE) 29
Nag me
4 9-4 D M Simcock S Hitchcott 101 12/113.00
3 (2) 121814 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves, White cap Star Lahib (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-2 M Johnston F Norton 99 7/24.50
4 (7) 0/2151- Black and White (halved), sleeves reversed, Red cap Tempest Fugit (IRE) 303
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 J H M Gosden N Mackay 99 9/110.00
5 (4) 7-67477 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Guarantee 7
Nag me
4 9-2 p W J Haggas P Makin 99 13/27.50
6 (6) 061-220 Royal blue Handsome Man (IRE) 63
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 Saeed bin Suroor K Fallon 97 6/17.00
7 (1) 6-42699 Black, Lilac sleeves, Purple cap Bite Of The Cherry 9
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 v1 M L W Bell David Probert 93 20/121.00
9 (8) 172233 Purple, red hoop Alta Lilea (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 8-8 M Johnston G Lee 102 9/110.00
10 (5) 247-554 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Savanna La Mar (USA) 27
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-2 p1 Sir Mark Prescott L Morris 96 8/19.00
Non runners
8 (9)010-681Body Language (IRE)58-11Ian WilliamsR Kingscote82

Verdict

Although 7/1 has been the biggest SP winner in 10 years, only one favourite and one three-year-old has won. Sir Mark Prescott doesn't waste entries so much be confident of a big run from Savanna La Mar, whose only success to date came on this track. The other youngster in the line-up, Alta Lilea, has been in very good form at this sort of level and Graham Lee is a positive booking while her stablemate Star Lahib ran quite well in a York Listed contest last week and looks as though she'll be suited by this trip. SUN CENTRAL won a similar race to this at York in a canter last month and, though 8lb higher, is still progressing and one of the few guaranteed to stay the trip so gets the verdict. Tempest Fugit hasn't run since landing a Listed contest on Polytrack in November but she looked a very smart prospect and a Group 1 entry at Ascot in October suggests she's highly regarded.