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  • Ruler Dominates Chester Vase

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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 40.29s
  • Off time: 14:46:50
  • Last Updated: May 9 2013, 16:48 BST

Ruler Of The World ran out a facile winner to secure the MBNA Chester Vase for Aidan O'Brien for the fourth time in seven years.

Ruler Of The World proves a cut above his Chester Vase rivals
Ruler Of The World proves a cut above his Chester Vase rivals

The Curragh maiden winner was fitted with cheekpieces for this second racecourse outing as he stepped up to Group Three company but showed no unwelcome traits en route to a straightforward success.

Settled in a close second by Ryan Moore, he tracked leader Mister Impatience until the quartet started turning for home when the Galileo colt was asked to go and win his race.

He settled the issue in a matter of strides with a six length winning margin scant reflection of his superiority.

Mister Impatience held on for second with Havana Beat and Feel Like Dancing occupying the last two places throughout the 12 furlong contest.

The winner was cut to 10/1 from 20s by Sky Bet to follow up in the Investec Derby at Epsom next month.

Paddy Power were even more impressed, making the colt just a 6/1 chance for Classic glory.

Moore said: "He did it nicely. The race worked out well for him as he got a nice lead. He's still a bit green running round here, but once I grabbed hold of him he lengthened really well. He'll learn a lot. Going round here will have done him good."

Paul Smith, son of part-owner Derrick Smith, said: "Aidan thinks quite a lot of him, he's been working well at home and we're really delighted with that.

"We thought he might be a little bit green and a little bit babyish. I think with the tight, turning track and the crowd, it was a good choice (of race) and it paid dividends. You'd have to be very happy with him. He stayed the trip."

Smith confirmed stablemate Battle Of Marengo would run in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown on Sunday.

Sky Bet's Richard Horner commented: "Ruler of the World posted an impressive win and will now surely go for the big one at Epsom. If Battle Of Marengo doesn't perform as expected on Sunday he may go there as Ballydoyle's number one and he would go off much shorter than his current 10/1."

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