Chester

  • 14:50 Eversheds Nursery5f 110y

  • Winner £9,704 2nd £2,888 3rd £1,443 4th £722
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 13.10s
  • Off time: 14:51:08
14:50 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lady Ibrox 6/1
2nd Layla's Oasis 7/1
3rd Sharaarah (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 321765 Royal blue, white hoop, red and white striped sleeves, quartered cap Lady Ibrox 8
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
2 9-7 A D Brown D Swift 90 6/17.00
3 (7) 703157 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mandy Layla (IRE) 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
2 9-2 B Smart T Eaves 85 16/117.00
4 (8) 221098 White, Maroon Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap All Fur Coat 8
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-2 h J Hughes J Fanning 85 12/113.00
5 (3) 018313 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Secret Sign 13
Distance Winner
2 8-13 v B J Meehan R Mullen 82 7/18.00
6 (9) 21093 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Sharaarah (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
2 8-12 E A L Dunlop P Mulrennan 81 7/18.00
7 (1) 414 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Chasing Dreams 12
Distance Winner
2 8-12 K A Ryan P Makin 81 7/42.75
8 (10) 64618 Purple, pink star, diamonds on sleeves, purple cap, pink stars Monkey Bar Flies (IRE) 16
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 8-6 R A Fahey P Mathers 75 16/117.00
9 (5) 452 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Layla's Oasis 16
2 8-4 K A Ryan Catherine Gannon 73 7/18.00
11 (4) 427533 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, red cap Mandy Lexi (IRE) 15
2 8-1 h P Morris Ryan Powell (3) 70 9/110.00
Non runners
2 (11)10My Boy Bill29-5M W EasterbyNon Runner88
10 (6)85125Tumblewind28-2R M WhitakerP M Quinn71

Verdict

All Fur Coat is likely to be popular as Jo Hughes' filly won the Lily Agnes Stakes at May on soft going, but the handicapper has taken few chances with her. Brian Meehan's runners at Chester are always to be noted and he's one from one with his juveniles at the Roodeye this season so SECRET SIGN gets the nod as he is related to a number of soft ground winners on the dam side of his pedigree. Chasing Dreams won a poor maiden at Catterick in taking fashion before disappointing on a much faster surface at Musselburgh but Layla's Oasis could be interesting on her handicap debut. Kevin Ryan's filly has not been short of speed over six furlongs and, as she's out of a Selkirk mare, there's a realistic chance that she'll cope with the testing going. Sharaarah wasn't beaten far at Ripon and shouldn't be too far away here either.