Chester

  • 16:00 Liverpool One Handicap6f 18y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 15.67s
  • Off time: 16:01:13
16:00 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al's Memory (IRE) 9/1
2nd El Viento (FR) 5/1
3rd Intransigent 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 87U90-0 White, Royal Blue hoop and armlets West Leake Diman (IRE) 105
Distance Winner
4 9-9 h C Hills P Hills (3) 92 25/126.00
2 (2) 000-328 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves El Viento (FR) 59
Distance Winner
5 9-9 R A Fahey Lee Topliss 92 5/16.00
4 (10) 45407-8 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, pink cap Mehdi (IRE) 84
Distance Winner
4 9-7 t D Nicholls P Aspell 90 25/126.00
5 (9) 279266 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Intransigent 14
Distance Winner
4 9-7 A M Balding R Mullen 90 17/29.50
6 (7) 73-1742 Red, white spots, white sleeves, red spots, red cap Sir Maximilian (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
4 9-6 Ian Williams R Kingscote 89 3/14.00
7 (3) 0-98909 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Heavy Metal 14
Distance Winner
3 9-6 M Johnston Liam Jones 95 12/113.00
8 (4) 723100 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Summerinthecity (IRE) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-6 D Nicholls Catherine Gannon 89 5/16.00
9 (11) 311426 Dark Blue, large Red spots, sleeves and cap Chester Aristocrat 4
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-5 E J Alston Jason Hart (5) 88 6/17.00
10 (5) 009003- Dark Green, Emerald Green stars on sleeves, Dark Green cap, Emerald Green star Grissom (IRE) 245
Distance Winner
7 9-5 T D Easterby D C Byrne (5) 88 20/121.00
11 (12) 504131 Red and White diamonds, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Rusty Rocket (IRE) 14
Course Winner
4 9-2 Paul Green Martin Lane 85 12/113.00
12 (1) 309803 Pink, black sleeves, pink diamonds Al's Memory (IRE) 7
Distance Winner
4 9-1 P D Evans D J Bates (5) 84 9/110.00
Non runners
3 (8)00601-0Sacrosanctus59-7S DixonBilly Cray90

Verdict

Rusty Rocket beat Sir Maximilian over 5f here a fortnight ago in rain-softened ground. The latter is weighted to turn the tables today and may do so while Chester Aristocrat ran well over track and trip last month but is drawn out with the washing for this. SUMMERINTHECITY had runner-up Intransigent a couple of lengths behind when scoring over course and distance in May. Dandy Nicholls' charge is 4lb higher today but the competition looks no tougher and he gets the nod. Sacrosanctus and El Viento are both capable on their day but it's becoming increasingly hard to predict when that will be.