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 email@example.com.
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!
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.
The Roodee looking stunning as ever.
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.
There goes the winner!
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.”
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.
The Tom Dascombe-trained Kachy just had to much pace for El Astronaute there and powered through to win 3.45pm.
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?
Laura Ellis-Morgan, Sarah Royall and Dawn Evans looking good at Chester Races
Six of the best
And the winner of the 3.10pm Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes is Dartmouth, evens favourite. Owned by... Her Majesty The Queen.
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
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...