Chester

  • 16:40 Sportingbet Handicap1m 2f 75y

  • Winner £31,125 2nd £9,320 3rd £4,660 4th £2,330
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 23.80s
  • Off time: 16:40:34
16:40 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Deia Sunrise (IRE) 7/2
2nd Swnymor (IRE) 7/1
3rd Prussian 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 59-1211 Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Universal (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
3 9-7 M Johnston F Tylicki 99 7/18.00
2 (3) 126621 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Prussian 22
Distance Winner
3 9-5 M Johnston J Fanning 97 5/16.00
3 (2) 274152 Purple, White diamonds on sleeves, check cap Deia Sunrise (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
3 9-1 J H M Gosden N Mackay 93 7/24.50
4 (9) 120160 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial The Great (IRE) 35
Distance Winner
3 8-13 M L W Bell P Mulrennan 91 7/18.00
5 (5) 347143 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Clare Island Boy (IRE) 50
Distance Winner
3 8-10 R Hannon S M Levey 88 25/126.00
6 (10) 014133 White, Red chevron, hooped sleeves, Red cap Sheikhzayedroad 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-7 D M Simcock D Sweeney 85 11/112.00
7 (8) 32120 Red, Yellow stars, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Swnymor (IRE) 59
3 8-6 W J Haggas Catherine Gannon 84 7/18.00
8 (6) 242336 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Deepsand (IRE) 15
3 8-4 T D Easterby R Ffrench 82 20/121.00
9 (4) 01-2141 Jade green, cream sash and star on cap Eastern Destiny 15
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-3 R A Fahey P Mathers 81 12/113.00
10 (11) 402463 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Kimbali (IRE) 21
3 8-2 R A Fahey J P Sullivan 80 25/126.00
11 (1) 222131 Dark Blue, White sleeves and cap Miss Cap Estel 14
Course and Distance Winner
3 8-2 A M Balding C Catlin (ex1) 80 6/17.00

Verdict

GABRIAL THE GREAT was outclassed in the Melrose Stakes at York but this looks a decent chance to regain the winning thread under conditions that have very much suited him in the past. Deia Sunrise didn't do too much wrong when just failing to overhaul Eastern Destiny over C&D though, frustratingly for connections, the handicapper has raised him 3lb though he will still be better off today with that rival. The Mark Johnston pair, Universal and Prussian, have continued to plunder handicaps at will this summer with the latter appearing particularly impressive on her latest outing at Haydock. Miss Cap Estel is in receipt of plenty of weight from the likely market principals, and the recent C&D winner shouldn't be inconvenienced by the prevailing ground as she broke her maiden at Ffos Las with plenty of give underfoot.