ChesterFri, June 14, 2024

15:00 Chester

Close Brothers Handicap (Div I)

Class 5 | 4yo+

Winner £7,644 - 10 runners


Going: Good

Surface: Turf

Race Tip

DARBUCKS (8) has been inching toward a return to winning ways of late. Could gain a well-deserved fourth career victory by defying the 1lb rise in weights gained after finishing a nose second at Carlisle (7f). Dropping back in trip won't pose any problems for VELLNER (1) who commands respect having backed up his comfortable Ayr (1m) success with a narrow runner-up effort at Hamilton (1m1/2f). Assuming WAKE UP HARRY (5) can replicate his recent good AW form on the turf he could go well racing off the same mark as when second at Wolverhampton last start. KHATHAK (9) also needs to be included.