14:25 Chester Wed 9 May 2018
- Arkle Finance Cheshire Oaks (Fillies' Listed) (For The Robert Sangster Memorial Cup) (Class 1)
- 1m 3f 75y, Good
- 10 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Very green on debut at Newmarket but stepped forward to win second time out at Wetherby (1m2f, heavy) 10 days ago. Can improve again and trainer took this race last year.
Winner of 6f Naas maiden on second start last season, routinely come up short in Group races since, and Ryan Moore looks elsewhere today.
Showed some potential over mile trip last season, should progress now upped in journey this term. One of three for the trainer in this line-up.
Well-bred filly from a leading yard. May have needed last month's reappearance at Newbury, still holds an Oaks ticket and may be an improver.
Just the one run so far, over a mile at Newmarket last month, pedigree suggests this step up in distance will be a positive but must improve on the bare form considerably.
Won a heavy-ground Nottingham maiden in November, the form of which has worked out well. Entered in the Oaks/Ribblesdale and very much expected to be in the mix today.
The pick of the Ballydoyle contenders on jockey bookings as trainer seeks another win in this race. Galileo filly cost €1,400,000 and should be capable of challenging after a pleasing reappearance at Leopardstown.
Twice won on the AW at Dundalk last season, third in a Listed turf event at Navan (1m2f, heavy) last month, form that gives the daughter of Casamento fair claims now.
Off the mark in a Newmarket nursery (1m1f, soft) when last spotted. Has since left Clive Cox to join this trainer. Another with potential to improve.
Filly by Rip Van Winkle, made a winning start in an AW maiden at Lingfield recently. Must improve on that in a field of this superior quality.
Last Year's Winner
|T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori|
Magic Wand (3/1), Kinaesthesia (5/1), Forever Together (11/2), Shaherezada (6/1), Award Winning (7/1), Princess Yaiza (9/1), Hazarfiya (14/1), Shailene (16/1), Dramatically (16/1), Here's Alice (25/1)
- Magic Wand
- Princess Yaiza
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