Innospec Handicap 7f 2y

  • (3yo+, 7f 2y, Class 3, 12 runners)
  • Winner £16,172 2nd £4,812 3rd £2,405 4th £1,202
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 25.73s
  • Off time: 16:50:24
Full result
Result 16:50 Chester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 1 Ocean Tempest 11/4f
2nd 13 Rene Mathis 3/1
3rd 2 Monsieur Chevalier ½ 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (3) 322211
Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Tempest 9
  • T:J Ryan
  • J:B Doyle
  • Form: 322211
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 95
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 J Ryan B Doyle 95 11/4f
2 (1) 055000
White, dark blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 14
  • T:P J O'gorman
  • J:S M Levey
  • Form: 055000
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
6 132 9-6 P J O'gorman S M Levey 94 8/1
3 (7) 785203
Red, black star, black and white hooped sleeves, red cap, black star Chosen Character (IRE) 29
  • T:Tom Dascombe
  • J:Natasha Eaton
  • Form: 785203
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-6vt
  • OR: 94
  • Naps:
5 132 9-6 vt Tom Dascombe Natasha Eaton (5) 94 16/1
4 (10) 003513
LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Laffan (IRE) 7
  • T:T D Easterby
  • J:R Havlin
  • Form: 003513
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 92
  • Naps:
4 130 9-4 T D Easterby R Havlin 92 10/1
5 (9) 445167
Royal blue, yellow chevron, royal blue sleeves, yellow spots and cap Wannabe King 17
  • T:G A Harker
  • J:Jordan Nason
  • Form: 445167
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-2v
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
7 128 9-2 v G A Harker Jordan Nason (7) 90 25/1
6 (11) 412174
Orange, Black inverted triangle, White sleeves and cap Alejandro (IRE) 14
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:Lee Topliss
  • Form: 412174
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-2
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
4 128 9-2 R A Fahey Lee Topliss 90 16/1
7 (4) 530800
Light blue, red disc and armlets Dr Red Eye 15
  • T:S Dixon
  • J:Tim Clark
  • Form: 530800
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-2p
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
5 128 9-2 p S Dixon Tim Clark (5) 90 7/1
8 (6) 632307
Light blue and black (quartered), black and light blue halved sleeves Zacynthus (IRE) 29
  • T:K A Ryan
  • J:D P McDonogh
  • Form: 632307
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
5 127 9-1 K A Ryan D P McDonogh 89 14/1
10 (5) 108020
Red and White diamonds, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Rusty Rocket (IRE) 8
  • T:Paul Green
  • J:Raul Da Silva
  • Form: 108020
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 Paul Green Raul Da Silva (3) 87 14/1
11 (12) 02075-0
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Apostle (IRE) 14
  • T:D M Simcock
  • J:C Catlin
  • Form: 02075-0
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-13
  • OR: 87
  • Naps:
4 125 8-13 D M Simcock C Catlin 87 33/1
13 (2) 332352
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Rene Mathis (GER) 42
  • T:R A Fahey
  • J:T Eaves
  • Form: 332352
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 R A Fahey T Eaves 89 3/1
14 (8) 145340
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Country Western 60
  • T:C Hills
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 145340
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-11
  • OR: 88
  • Naps:
3 123 8-11 C Hills Dane O'Neill 88 8/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
9 (14) 114070
Gandalak (FR) 7
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:D O'Meara
  • J:Julie Burke
  • Form: 114070
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
4 91 D O'Meara Julie Burke 89 NR
12 (13) 074055
Sorella Bella (IRE) 21
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:M R Channon
  • J:S Hitchcott
  • Form: 074055
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
3 812 M R Channon S Hitchcott 89 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 1 Big Note (IRE)
  • T:A M Balding
  • J:R Mullen
3 9-3 A M Balding R Mullen 8/1
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In depth

Verdict

Ocean Tempest is in great heart and had Alejandro and Apostle behind when winning over a slightly longer trip here earlier this month. Laffan also has claims, however, as he's come back to his best lately and beat Chosen Character, Rusty Rocket, Zacynthus and Dr Red Eye over track and trip last month before finishing a close-up third at Ayr when given plenty to do. Rene Mathis has been knocking on the door but the drop back to 7f may just suit COUNTRY WESTERN and this looks a little bit easier than recent tests. Charlie Hills' three-year-old gets a tentative vote.

Formwatch

Gandalak (FR) 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division stand side, weakened well over 1f out, 22nd of 27, 18l behind Ancient Cross (9-10) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs.

Sorella Bella (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, no chance with leaders from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 19l behind Lanansaak (8-8) at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd.

Ocean Tempest 7-4fav (9-10) Chased leaders, challenged near side 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, led over 1f out, soon edged left, hard ridden inside final furlong, strongly pressed close home, rider lost rein final strides, just held held on, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd beating Shesastar (8-12) by shd, 9 ran.

Rene Mathis (GER) 11-2 (8-7) Led, ridden and hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Correspondent (9-7) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Aug.

Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Raced far side dwelt always in rear, 15th of 21, 9l behind Angels Will Fall (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gs.

Country Western 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 17, 9l behind Ascription (9-7) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.

Dr Red Eye 25-1 (8-10) Chased leader in centre until 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 12th of 14, 17l behind Sir Reginald (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.

Laffan (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Silver Rime (8-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.

Wannabe King 12-1 (9-1) Led until ridden over 2f out, chased leader until ridden hung right and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Pacific Heights (9-5) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.

Chosen Character (IRE) 18-1 (9-8) Held up, headway on outer over 1f, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Laffan (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.

Alejandro (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, no impression on leaders, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 12, 8l behind Ocean Tempest (9-5) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.

Rusty Rocket (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Behind far side, weakened over 1f out, finished 10th off far side group, 20th of 27, 13l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft.

Apostle (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Switched left soon after start, held up in rear, ridden 3f out, no headway, 10th of 12, 18l behind Ocean Tempest (9-5) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.

Zacynthus (IRE) 13-2 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 13, 5l behind Laffan (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.