Chester

  • 15:45 Bryden Handicap6f 18y

  • Winner £8,878 2nd £3,394 3rd £1,686 4th £813
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.99s
  • Off time: 15:45:46
15:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Purcell (IRE) 2/1
2nd Lastchancelucas 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 136203 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Purcell (IRE) 20
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-7 A M Balding David Probert 85 2/13.00
2 (2) 17-3213 Grey, Maroon chevron, hooped cap Smart Daisy K 36
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-7 A Hollinshead Jack Duern (5) 85 4/15.00
3 (3) 666933 Red, grey disc, hooped cap Dream Maker 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-6 T D Easterby G Lee 84 6/17.00
4 (1) 115-06 Emerald Green, Red stars, White sleeves, White cap, Red star Lastchancelucas 71
Nag me
3 9-5 D Carroll Neil Farley (3) 83 4/15.00
5 (7) 193156 Black, pink triple diamond and sleeves Sylvia Pankhurst (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-13 p D C Griffiths Joey Haynes (7) 77 10/111.00
6 (5) 125668 ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW (quartered), striped sleeves and cap Sewn Up 6
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-10 p A Hollinshead Liam Jones 74 25/126.00
7 (6) 3-44502 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets and armlets, hooped cap Surge Ahead (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-9 Ed Walker J Quinn 73 8/19.00

Verdict

Neither of the course and distance winners, Dream Maker and Sylvia Pankhurst, look particularly well handicapped on recent form and Smart Daisy K was well beaten in third over 5f here last time. Lastchancelucas should improve on only his third start of the year but if grabbing the rail from his low draw may inadvertently provide a good lead for PURCELL. Andrew Balding's charge would have finished closer than third if not for hanging left at Ascot last time but that shouldn't be so much of a problem at this track and he gets the nod.