Chester

  • 16:00 Bet On Your Mobile At corbettsports.com Handicap6f 18y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 14.39s
  • Off time: 16:01:33
16:00 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kimberella 7/1
2nd Confessional 8/1
3rd Boomerang Bob (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 383636 White, Dark Green star, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets Ballista (IRE) 27
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-12 p Tom Dascombe Jenny Powell (7) 100 28/129.00
2 (5) 88-0003 Black and royal blue stripes, black sleeves, royal blue stars, check cap Arnold Lane (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-12 M R Channon S Hitchcott 100 10/111.00
3 (1) 003705 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-10 T D Barron R Ffrench 98 6/17.00
4 (6) 3/31-905 Maroon and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Dark Blue cap Boomerang Bob (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-10 B W Hills S J Drowne 98 11/43.75
6 (11) 000-530 Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Blaine 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-8 b1 K A Ryan Kevin Stott (5) 96 12/113.00
7 (4) 748810 Orange, emerald green stars on sleeves Clockmaker (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
8 9-6 h C R Dore I J Brennan 94 20/121.00
8 (12) 53288-6 Purple and Red (halved), Purple sleeves, Red and Purple quartered cap Secretinthepark 69
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-6 E S McMahon S Donohoe 94 10/111.00
9 (3) 0-84504 White, dark blue epaulets, dark blue and white halved sleeves, quartered cap Confessional 15
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-4 e T D Easterby D Nolan 92 8/19.00
11 (7) 0-91063 White, white and dark green diabolo on sleeves, dark green cap Kimberella 14
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-1 D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 89 7/18.00
12 (2) 544163 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Verse Of Love 13
Nag meCourse Winner
5 8-12 P D Evans D J Bates (3) 86 8/19.00
13 (13) 211292 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Lexi's Hero (IRE) 28
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 8-11 v R A Fahey Samantha Bell (5) 85 14/115.00
14 (8) 0385-61 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE and LIGHT BLUE diabolo on sleeves Cheworee 14
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 8-8 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 82 25/126.00
Non runners
5 (9)2-12162Bondesire49-9D O'MearaJulie Burke97
10 (14)089041Forest Edge (IRE)59-1P D EvansJoe Doyle89

Verdict

Ballista seems to love racing around Chester but with an unhelpful draw muting our enthusiasm, BOOMERANG BOB can gain an overdue victory. A sixth in the Wokingham has to go down as one of his best performances for some time and the handicapper appears to be finally giving the five-year-old a chance. Confessional is on a significant losing run though he is now 2lb lower than his last winning mark. Bondesire and Hitchens are previous winners over course and distance with the former impressing under a competent Julie Burke ride. Cheworee made all to win over five furlongs donning practically every piece of headgear known to man and it remains to be seen whether the mare can glean any confidence for getting her head in front. David Evans saddled last year's winner so Verse Of Love, who scored over seven furlongs earlier in the season, is respected.