MBNA Chester Vase (Group 3) 1m 4f 66y
- (3yo, 1m 4f 66y, Class 1, 4 runners)
- Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216 5th £1,614 6th £810
- Going: Good
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 40.29s
- Off time: 14:46:50
|1st||5 Ruler Of The World||10/11f|
Feel Like Dancing 19
|3||124 8-12||J H M Gosden||W Buick||89||4/1|
Havana Beat (IRE) 21
|3||124 8-12||A M Balding||David Probert||100||11/4|
Mister Impatience 15
|3||124 8-12||M Johnston||J Fanning||93||11/1|
Ruler Of The World (IRE) 32
|3||124 8-12 p1||A P O'Brien||R L Moore||10/11f|
||3||812||R A Fahey||J P Spencer||91||NR|
||3||8-12||R A Fahey||T Hamilton||8/1|
Richard Fahey won this a year ago with Mickdaam and Gabrial's Kaka takes his chance but he'll need to do better than his run at Epsom last month against this small-but-select field, though does have the beating of Mister Impatience on that run. Feel LIke Dancing came with strong run to gain a debut success in a Newbury maiden and John Gosden's Derby entry is certain to improve while Havana Beat, though unable to cope with the tough Windhoek in the Tattersalls Millions, should definitely improve for the run. Aidan O'Brien has won this three times in recent years and the unexposed RULER OF THE WORLD, who has attracted some support for the Derby in recent weeks, can give him another victory as he's certain to have gained great benefit from his Curragh maiden success and is well regarded at Ballydoyle.
Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Prominent, led narrowly after 2f, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Mirsaale (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo stk (2) gd in Apr.
Ruler Of The World (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, pushed along entering straight and went 2nd 2f out, ridden and no real impression 1f out, kept on well under pressure final furlong to lead last 50 yards, won at Curragh 1m 2f 3yo mdn in Apr beating Manalapan (9-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Mister Impatience 6-5fav (8-13) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 8, 11l behind Mirsaale (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo stk (2) gd in Apr.
Havana Beat (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Windhoek (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Apr.
Feel Like Dancing 5-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along and in touch, headway to chase leaders 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, led post, won at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gs in Apr beating Boite (9-5) by ns, 13 ran.