Mill Hotel & Spa Chester Handicap 1m 3f 79y
- (4yo+, 1m 3f 79y, Class 4, 7 runners)
- Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
- Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 31.47s
- Off time: 15:55:29
|2nd||3 Sir Boss||1¼||8/1|
Kiama Bay (IRE) 21
|7||133 9-7 p1||J J Quinn||S M Levey||85||4/1|
Sir Boss (IRE) (ex7) 3
|8||129 9-3||M Mullineaux||R Clark (3)||74||8/1|
|4||128 9-2 p1||Ian Williams||L Morris||80||11/2|
|4||126 9-0||M Johnston||F Norton||78||5/2f|
Watts Up Son 39
|5||126 9-0 v||D Carroll||Harry Bentley||78||6/1|
|5||124 8-12||J D Bethell||T E Durcan||76||9/2|
Duaiseoir (IRE) 26
|7||122 8-10 b||Miss V Williams||S J Drowne||74||12/1|
||6||94 t||D M Simcock||D E Egan||82||NR|
||9||92||A Berry||Jordan Hibberd||80||NR|
Solaras Exhibition (IRE)
||4||8-12||Tim Vaughan||R L Moore||7/2|
We'll take a chance on bottom weight DUAISEOIR for Venetia Williams. The ex-Jim Bolger inmate showed up well on his penultimate start when runner-up at Windsor and boasts some respectable handicap form in Ireland. Any rain that falls on the Roodeye would augment his chance further. Kiama Bay is interesting now relegated to a lower grade but English Summer is more effective these days on an artificial surface. Sir Boss was a shock Kempton winner recently but there has to be a question mark about whether he can repeat the trick on Turf and Pintrada looks a much bigger danger to the selection. Steadily improving this term, he ran really well last time when a close second to Fennell Bay at Thirsk.
English Summer 7-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, last of 7, 7l behind Expert Fighter (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in May.
Kay Gee Be (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 11th of 12, 37l behind Area Fifty One (9-9) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Kiwayu 8-1 (8-12) Took keen hold tracking leading trio, headway on outside 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Al Saham (9-4) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Sir Boss (IRE) 25-1 (8-3) Held up in mid-division in slowly run race, headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, held on gamely in closing stages, all out, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Villoresi (9-2) by hd, 10 ran.
Assizes 28-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Christmas Light (9-2) at York 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Watts Up Son 14-1 (9-1) Soon led, clear 9f out, ridden over 2f out, edged right and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 8l behind Arizona John (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Pintrada 10-3 (8-9) Behind, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Fennell Bay (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Kiama Bay (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, 29l behind De Rigueur (8-13) at Haydock 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Duaiseoir (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Prominent, outpaced over 3f out, no impression after, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 14l behind Jupiter Storm (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.