Chester

  • 17:50 Knights PLC Handicap 7f 127y

  • Winner £5,865 2nd £1,819 3rd £909 4th £500
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 39.48s
  • Off time: 17:51:34
17:50 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Salam Zayed 28/1
2nd Redarna 3/1
3rd Bell Heather (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 4640-07 Beige, Red seams, armlets and cap Capton 41
6 10-7 M W Easterby Miss A Collier (5) 80 25/126.00
2 (10) 7-56268 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Humble Gratitude 13
4 10-5 v1 Ian Williams Miss E Todd 78 10/111.00
3 (1) 1-87115 White, royal blue chevron, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, light green and orange quartered cap Redarna 16
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-5 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss Emma Sayer 78 3/14.00
4 (4) 31402-9 Dark green, yellow star, sleeves and star on cap Baltic Prince (IRE) 49
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-5 A W Carroll Miss S L Bowen (5) 78 20/121.00
5 (6) 69-9700 White, red cross belts, white sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap My Amigo 16
6 10-1 pt Mrs Marjorie Fife Miss C Walton 74 9/110.00
6 (9) 2000/00 Pink, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star Echo Of Lightning 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-13 p Roger Fell Miss Becky Smith 72 25/126.00
7 (11) 89984-3 Red, white star, black sleeves, red cap, white star Ballymount 15
4 9-9 p M W Easterby Miss S Brotherton 68 8/19.00
8 (5) 761233 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, red cap Bell Heather (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
6 9-7 p P Morris Ms Lisa O'Neill 66 9/25.50
9 (8) 657-053 BEIGE, RED seams and armlets, WHITE cap Coviglia (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
5 9-6 Jacqueline Coward Miss Joanna Mason 65 7/24.50
10 (3) 9-62453 Dark blue, white seams, red and white diabolo on sleeves, red cap Rockesbury 18
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-2 b David Loughnane Miss M Mullineaux 58 14/115.00
11 (2) 860000 Dark blue, pink epaulets, dark blue sleeves, pink stars, dark blue cap, pink star Rock Warbler (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
6 9-2 M Mullineaux Miss A Deniel 49 66/167.00
12 (12) 606-490 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Salam Zayed 11
3 8-9 R A Fahey Mrs C Bartley 63 28/129.00

Verdict

Serena Brotherton won the first running of this last year and her mount here, Ballymount, ran well at Leicester last month on his reappearance. However, a high draw won't be a help and Joanna Mason, who rode him that day, can go one better than she did a year ago on board COVIGLIA, who ran his best race for some time when a close third at Beverley last month. Redarna is an obvious threat from stall one as he completed a double before stepping up in class from a higher mark at Carlisle where he looked a few pounds high in the weights. Humble Gratitude has run well around here and has been competing at a higher level though a wide draw tempers enthusiasm. The booking of the excellent Ireland-based Lisa O'Neill for Bell Heather catches the eye though her mount has never won around here in a dozen starts.