Albert Square Chophouse Maiden Stakes 1m 2f 75y

  • (3yo+, 1m 2f 75y, Class 4, 4 runners)
  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 16.99s
  • Off time: 16:26:03
Full result
Result 16:25 Chester
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Ducab 6/5f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2)
DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Bushel (USA)
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:F Norton
  • Form:
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 M Johnston F Norton 9/4
2 (3) 323
Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Ducab (IRE) 12
  • T:R Varian
  • J:S M Levey
  • Form: 323
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 R Varian S M Levey 85 6/5f
3 (4) 92-2253
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Khudoua 25
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:N Mackay
  • Form: 92-2253
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1b
  • OR: 77
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 b J H M Gosden N Mackay 77 11/4
4 (1) 006
Red and black diamonds, red sleeves, black armlets and diamonds on cap Speedy Utmost Meg 22
  • T:W Kinsey
  • J:Shelley Birkett
  • Form: 006
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-10
  • OR: 48
  • Naps:
3 122 8-10 W Kinsey Shelley Birkett (7) 48 16/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 8 Sun Central (IRE)
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:S W Kelly
3 9-1 W J Haggas S W Kelly 6/5
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In depth

Verdict

Bushel makes a belated debut for Mark Johnston and it will be interesting to see how the son of Street Cry goes in the market. Khudoua is looking increasingly tricky to win with and the main hope is that this quirky sort may relish this idiosyncratic track. However, the choice is DUCAB who has gone well in decent maiden company on all three starts and may well have run into a couple of useful sorts the last twice - he looks by far the safest option with Speedy Utmost Meg having shown little so far.

Formwatch

Ducab (IRE) 5-6fav (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, pressed leader and every chance inside final furlong, 3rd and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Pomology (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.

Khudoua 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leader 8f out, ridden and every chance when short of room 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Air Of Glory (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.

Bushel (USA) Street Cry colt out of Melhor Ainda.

Speedy Utmost Meg 66-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, 6th of 8, 14l behind Brave Acclaim (9-3) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf.