Chester

  • 16:50 Fitzroy Handicap1m 4f 66y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 39.81s
  • Off time: 16:50:34
16:50 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kiama Bay (IRE) 11/4
2nd Scatter Dice (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 224-300 Dark green, red cross belts, hooped sleeves, red cap Communicator 42
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-0 h A M Balding David Probert 94 4/15.00
2 (6) 335077 dark green, yellow cap Scatter Dice (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 M Johnston S Hitchcott 87 14/115.00
3 (4) 712342 Pink, emerald green seams, pink cap Reve De Nuit (USA) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-5 Mrs K Burke Joey Haynes (7) 85 6/17.00
4 (5) 652123 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Salutation (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 93 9/43.25
5 (2) 050631 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Kiama Bay (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-3 R A Fahey G Lee 83 11/43.75
6 (1) 26-5213 Scarlet, Yellow sash and sleeves, Royal Blue cap Burnham 35
Nag me
4 9-0 p H Morrison Liam Jones 80 11/26.50

Verdict

Communicator won this last year but has shown nothing in three starts this season and the handicapper remains reluctant to give him much respite. Scatter Dice is another struggling to match last year's progressive form but stablemate SALUTATION has leading claims. He's been holding his form well in similar company to this and a repeat of his latest third at Haydock would make him hard to beat. Reve De Nuit hasn't won on Turf since 2010 and Kiama Bay makes more appeal than both the former and Burnham having scored at Pontefract last week.