We've had Chester Cup Day and Ladies Day. Now it's time for Boodles City Day at Chester Racecourse as the May Festival reaches its conclusion.

We'll be bringing you live coverage throughout the afternoon and you can join in by tweeting comments and pictures @ChesterChron or sending emails to cheshire.news@trinitymirror.com.

Signing off

The last race has been run and three glorious days of racing are over at the Roodee.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage of the Boodles May Festival and there’s still more to come as Mike Fuller is working away on his report from today’s action, so look out on our website for that later.

The sun shone (mostly) for three days and we even had a winner for The Queen. Hopefully you backed plenty of winners too.

Thanks for following the blog. Night all!


Hillbilly Boy ridden by Richard Kingscote on their way to victory in the Crabbie´s Earl Grosvenor Handicap during Boodles City Day of the Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse
Hillbilly Boy, ridden by Richard Kingscote, on their way to victory in the Crabbie´s Earl Grosvenor Handicap today (Image: David Davies/PA Wire)

All over!

Indira (7-1) wins the last race at the Roodee, from Repeater (25-1) and Trendsetter (5-1).

The final curtain

Right, it’s almost time for the last race of the 2016 May Festival (sob!). Hope you’ve had lots of winners these last three days. Can you sign off on a high, though?

The last race is the 5.20pm TCC 10th Birthday Apprentice Handicap over one mile and four furlongs. RACING’S DREAM, trained by Gordon Elliott, is the Chester Chronicle selection.

Picture perfect

The Roodee looking stunning as ever.

Dascombe's delight

So that was another winner for Malpas-based Tom Dascombe, as Golden Glimmer (5-2) won from Dark Intention (8-1) in second and Queen’s Code (14-1) in third. That’s three wins for Dascombe-trained horses in six races today.

Striking Gold

There goes the winner!

Happy families

Upping the stakes

The penultimate race of the day - and this year’s May Festival - is the 4.50pm LDF Maiden Fillies Stakes over seven furlongs.

Are you still following our tips? Good! Beverley Dee is backing ZEB’S FANTASY to recapture 2015’s early-season form.

Quiet before the storm

Hope the bar staff are making the most of their well-earned rest.

The results are in

Winner of the 4.20pm is Khelman (11-2), with the Tom Dascombe-trained Captain Revelation (25-1) second and Fast Dancer (8-1) third.


Dart to the line

Here are some pics for one of the big stories of the day from Chester, that win for the Queen’s horse Dartmouth in the Ormonde Stakes.

Jockey Ryan Moore said of the horse: “He’s done well. He’s progressed and I’m really pleased with him. It wouldn’t really be his track but he enjoyed himself.”


Ryan Moore riding Dartmouth on their way to winning The Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes at Chester racecourse on May 6, 2016
Ryan Moore riding Dartmouth on the way to winning The Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes (Image: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)
Ryan Moore after riding Dartmouth to win The Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes at Chester racecourse on May 6, 2016
Ryan Moore after taking the win (Image: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Three to go

So the 2016 May Festival approaches the final straight. There are three races to go, the next being the 4.20pm Sustainable Group (Uk) Limited Handicap over seven furlongs.

KALK BAY was successful at Chester in June 2015 and is Chester Chronicle tipster Beverley Dee’s selection.

By royal appointment

And while we’re playing catch-up, some action from the 3.10pm where Dartmouth - owned by The Queen - was the winner.

Leading the charge

Meanwhile, here’s a great action shot from an earlier race today, the 2.40pm.


Viren's Army ridden by Silvestre De Sousa (centre) on their way to victory in the Betdaq Dee Stakes during Boodles City Day of the Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse
Viren's Army, ridden by Silvestre De Sousa (centre), on their way to victory in the Betdaq Dee Stakes (Image: David Davies/PA Wire)

Fast finish

The Tom Dascombe-trained Kachy just had to much pace for El Astronaute there and powered through to win 3.45pm.

Up next

So we’re now counting down to the 3.45pm Betway EBF Stallions Handicap over five furlongs. This was a difficult one to find a tip for, but The Chronicle’s selection is EL ASTRONAUTE.

Joining the club

Richard Thomas on Channel 4 talking about the new Paddock Club at the Winning Post Enclosure - are you enjoying a glass of fizz in the plush new surroundings?

The new Paddock Club at Chester racecourse.
The new Paddock Club at Chester racecourse.

Glorious

Laura Ellis-Morgan, Sarah Royall and Dawn Evans looking good at Chester Races

Laura Ellis-Morgan, Sarah Royall and Dawn Evans looking glam at Chester Races
Laura Ellis-Morgan, Sarah Royall and Dawn Evans looking glam at Chester Races

Six of the best

Royal approval

And the winner of the 3.10pm Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes is Dartmouth, evens favourite. Owned by... Her Majesty The Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II visits Chester Races in May 1966
Queen Elizabeth II on a visit to Chester Races in May 1966 (Image: Liverpool Echo)

Appreciation

Sparkle and shine

Wicklow Brace is our tip for the 3.10 Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes. Trained in Ireland by Willie Mullins, was last seen finishing third over hurdles at Newcastle in November.

Lady luck shines down

Men in suits

Kieran Day and his friends enjoying the afternoon

Kieran Day and friends enjoying a drink at Chester Races
Kieran Day and friends enjoying a drink at Chester Races

Three way finish

And the winner of the 2.40pm Betdaq Dee Stakes is Viren’s Army just beating Linguistic with HousesofParliament in third

Learning the language

The next race is due to start, the 2.40pm Betdaq Dee Stakes over one mile two furlongs. Our pick is LINGUISTIC, a winner already this season at Newmarket.

Also in the top three...

Gabrial’s Kaka (4-1) was second in the first race, with Arnold Lane (11-2) third. Hope a few Pink Floyd fans had an each-way bet there!

Nice one, Tom!

“It’s nice to get a winner,” says Tom Dascombe after that victory for Hillbilly Boy, trained at Dascombe’s Malpas yard.

What a great start for one of our local trainers.

Join the queue, Mike

And the winner is...

The first race has been won by Hillbilly Boy (13-2), who didn’t need the inside rail and instead came through with a strong run down the middle of the home straight. Impressive. And Mike Fuller is out of pocket already...