The May Festival at Chester Racecourse is under way for 2017. There are seven races due to be run at the historic course this afternoon with all eyes on the 3.35pm race - the 188BET Chester Cup - the feature race of the day. We will be providing updates from what is happening in and around the course throughout the afternoon.
And with that, we are bringing our live coverage of day one of the Chester Races May Festival to a close. We hope you have enjoyed following the tweets, updates, photos and videos from a glorious day at the Roodee. Don’t forget you can check out our galleries and reports on the Chester Chronicle website.
Results of the final race of the day
A day at the races
Bus Stop Bar
The last race of the first day of the 2017 May Festival in Chester is the Adaris Global Foreign Exchange Handicap (for 4yo+ rated 71-85 over 7f) due to get under way at 5.05pm
Happy birthday Lauren and Melissa
Just in case you missed any pictures
As we were saying
And the winner is...
The 4.35pm at Chester was won by Never Surrender with Bristol Missile second and Meccabah third.
A break from the action
The penultimate race of the day is the Deepbridge Capital Maiden Stakes (for 3yo maidens over 1m 2f), due to get under way at 4.35pm
Action from the fifth race
The cup that cheers
More pics from our photographer
Video from the parade ring
Fifth race result
The Sporting Index Handicap Stakes is about to get under way.
The fifth race of the day is the Sporting Index Handicap Stakes (for 3yos rated 71-90 over 1m 4f) which is due to get under way at 4.05pm
Here's the top four
Watch the winning moment
We have a winner!
Montaly has raced to victory in the Chester Cup