Chester

  • 14:35 La Dolcevita Nursery5f 16y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.78s
  • Off time: 14:35:55
14:35 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blithe Spirit 4/1
2nd Bushcraft (IRE) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 311 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Bushcraft (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
2 9-7 Ed Walker G Baker 88 5/61.83
3 (1) 126044 Royal Blue and Red stripes, Red sleeves and cap Blithe Spirit 14
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-11 E J Alston Neil Farley (3) 78 4/15.00
4 (6) 234102 RED, WHITE Cross of Lorraine, WHITE sleeves, RED armlets, BLACK and WHITE check cap Weisse Socken (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
2 8-5 p R M Beckett J Quinn 72 7/18.00
5 (4) 425 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Dodger Marley (IRE) 33
Nag me
2 8-0 S C Williams P Sirigu 67 7/18.00
6 (2) 227511 White, Maroon Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Lilo Lil 12
Nag meDistance Winner
2 8-0 p D C Griffiths David Probert (ex1) 66 7/18.00
Non runners
2 (5)040115Zalzilah29-7J TateNon Runner88

Verdict

Zalzilah had his limitations exposed when stepped up to this grade at Thirsk having landed a couple of low grade handicaps before that. Lilo Lil has also won twice in lesser company and was well beaten at this track previous to those victories but Weisse Socken won her maiden over course and distance last month and makes more appeal than Dodger Marley. Blithe Spirit was beaten a couple of lengths in a tougher race here on her penultimate start and may finish closer but BUSHCRAFT looks up to landing a hat-trick having won with plenty in hand at Sandown last time and gets the vote.