Chester

  • 16:35 CSP Audio Visual Handicap1m 6f 91y

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 10.43s
  • Off time: 16:46:07
16:35 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Spectator 4/1
2nd Innocent Touch (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 6-032 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Norse Light 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-7 b1 R M Beckett R Kingscote 78 16/117.00
2 (3) 5-41531 Emerald Green, Red hoops, quartered cap Innocent Touch (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-5 R A Fahey D Nolan 76 11/43.75
3 (1) 3-78142 Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Full Day 23
Nag me
3 9-2 B Ellison Megan Carberry (7) 73 7/24.50
4 (6) 315723 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Right Of Appeal 11
Nag me
3 9-0 M Johnston Adrian Nicholls 71 11/26.50
5 (2) 65-3413 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Spectator 40
Nag me
3 9-0 p A M Balding Oisin Murphy 71 4/15.00
6 (7) 563335 Red, Dark Green hoop Mambo Rhythm 11
Nag me
3 8-10 M Johnston R Ffrench 67 11/112.00
7 (4) 636-74 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Layla's Red Devil (IRE) 87
Nag me
3 8-9 R A Fahey Samantha Bell (5) 66 5/16.00

Verdict

Richard Fahey has two intriguing sorts engaged in this race and though Marwan Koukash will be desperate to see a big run from Layla's Red Devil, he may have to give best to INNOCENT TOUCH. The gelding battled willingly for his rider to score at Doncaster, and with an ability to realise his form regardless of the surface, there is plenty to like about him. Norse Light tries blinkers for the first time and having been turned over at short odds in a maiden, life will be no easier off a handicap mark of 79. Spectator is invariably well backed but the bookies have largely enjoyed the upper hand and Andrew Balding engages a considerably more experienced apprentice on this occasion. Mambo Rhythm was outpaced over 1m4f at Hamilton and makes a quick return to staying trips.