• 13:45 Earl Grosvenor Handicap7f 122y

  • Winner £15,752 2nd £4,715 3rd £2,358 4th £1,180
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 38.63s
  • Off time: 13:45:39
13:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Here Comes When (IRE) 2/1
2nd Abseil (USA) 9/2
3rd Pacific Heights (IRE) 10/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 144/427- Red and royal blue (quartered), orange sleeves, orange and royal blue quartered cap Deauville Prince (FR) 426
4 9-7 Tom Dascombe Jenny Powell (7) 103 25/126.00
2 (9) 52060-5 Light blue, white epaulets, white sleeves, light blue armlets Pintura 27
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-4 p K A Ryan J P Spencer 100 10/111.00
5 (2) 31110-0 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves Big Johnny D (IRE) 13
Beaten Favourite
5 9-0 b1 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 96 17/29.50
6 (1) 14/2140- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Here Comes When (IRE) 324
Course and Distance Winner
4 8-13 h A M Balding Oisin Murphy (3) 95 2/13.00
7 (10) 1220-05 DARK GREEN and ORANGE (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Balty Boys (IRE) 13
5 8-13 p1 B Ellison Barry McHugh 95 8/19.00
8 (8) 131108- Orange, Dark Blue disc, Dark Blue cap Pacific Heights (IRE) 216
Distance Winner
5 8-13 B Ellison D Swift 95 10/111.00
9 (4) 661210 Emerald Green, White hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, White cap, Emerald Green diamond Frontier Fighter 21
Distance Winner
6 8-12 D O'Meara D Tudhope 94 8/19.00
11 (13) 31 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Abseil (USA) 18
Distance Winner
4 8-9 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 91 9/25.50
12 (14) 364348- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Laffan (IRE) 150
Course Winner
5 8-8 T D Easterby D Allan 90 12/113.00
14 (6) 72-1320 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Apostle (IRE) 76
5 8-8 p1 D M Simcock J Fanning 90 25/126.00
Non runners
3 (5)0461-40Set The Trend89-3David DennisJ P Spencer99
4 (12)432-969Kenny Powers59-1Tom DascombeF Norton97
10 (7)500748Clockmaker (IRE)88-9C R DoreP Mulrennan91
13 (11)93561-1Capo Rosso (IRE)48-8Tom DascombeR Kingscote90


Abseil is certain to come in for support after an impressive maiden success at Yarmouth and he looks capable of much better, though he's drawn 13 which just tempers enthusiasm. Pintura is a class act and won this in 2012. He wouldn't want the ground to dry out but on the forecast going must have a fine chance of a repeat. Cappo Rosso could hardly have won any more easily when completing a Wolverhampton double though he's another with a high draw to contend with. Big Johnny D would have an outstanding chance on last summer's form but he was soon done with when strongly fancied on his reappearance. Here Comes When won a handicap at this meeting a year ago and took on stronger company in his two subsequent starts, though he has a long absence to overcome. Balty Boys was well beaten in this a year ago but ran very well at Haydock last time but it's his stablemate PACIFIC HEIGHTS, three times a winner last term when he continued to improve, who is handed the vote.