17:15 Chester Fri 14 September 2018

  • Racegoers Club 50th Anniversary Handicap (Gentleman Amateur Riders) (Class 4)
  • 7f 127y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • 12 Runners
  • Winner£5,865.002nd£1,819.003rd£909.004th£500.005th£500.006th£500.007th£500.008th£500.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 39.58sOff time:17:17:01
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1
(10)
911-7OR: 79D
33/1

No problem operating in this class and trip is fine, but has a few negatives against him, not least the fact that as a hold-up horse that's poorly drawn, he'll have to pick his way through late. Could do with it drying up a little too.

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2
(2)
511-6OR: 78D
4/1

Yet to win in this grade, although did go quite close to defying that stat at Thirsk two starts ago, finding one too good in a big field. Ground probably fine and well drawn if able to take a decent position early.

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3
(5)
411-3OR: 75
25/1

Better known for his exploits on the sand, where he's a three-time winner and in truth his form on the turf doesn't match it, as yet. Trip fine but yet to race on ground this slow, which will ask a new question of him.

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4
(3)
611-3OR: 75
5/2

Comes here off the back of a good effort, having finished second at Carlisle (on good to soft) and of those drawn low, he looks most likely to try and lead. Overall strike rate is very moderate but pilot has ridden winners, and can't be ruled out.

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5
(12)
611-2OR: 74C
12/1

Four times a winner around here, stays 7f fine but yet to win at this trip and for a front runner, he could have fared an awful lot better with the draw. Likely to find himself vulnerable in the closing stages.

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6
(11)
811-1OR: 73CD
12/1

Twice a winner and placed five other occasions here, won a lady amateur riders' event over C&D in July and only 3lb higher today, so conditions fine, but another that's drawn wide and that will mean getting lucky late on with his run.

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7
(7)
810-13OR: 71BFCD
14/1

Handles these tricky tracks well, and wasn't far behind Gabriel's Kaka here in July (4lb better off for 1½l) but the main concern is the ground, with all his best form coming on quicker. Needs the rain to keep off to hold best chance.

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8
(6)
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510-12OR: 70D
6/1

On a very good mark on the best of his form but that mark has fallen due to some very moderate efforts. Yet to trouble the judge this season and despite top jockey booking, will surely find this trip on the short side. Blinkered today.

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9
(8)
610-8OR: 66D
14/1

Winner over 9f at Newbury in August but couldn't follow that up at Salisbury the week after, the race possibly coming too soon. New mark has kicked in now, so needs more, and this front-runner will need to be alert from stall 8 too.

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10
(9)
910-7OR: 65D
25/1

Came good in the autumn last year, and that off the back of some very moderate efforts, so despite some poor looking for figures can't be ruled out on that alone. Very well handicapped now too, so if cheating a moderate draw, could surprise.

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11
(1)
910-7OR: 65D
25/1

Well beaten most starts lately but is a course winner under this pilot last year, so has some plus points, and will handle the ground however deep it gets. Has the plot draw in stall 1 and a better effort would not be the biggest shock.

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12
(4)
510-7OR: 65D
13/2

Has had a few tries around here and although she seems to act on the track, she only has one placing from eight starts to show for her efforts. Good jockey booked though, and tends to run her race more often than not, so holds place chances.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
11Dark Devil411-79/2Full Result
T: R A FaheyJ: Billy Garritty

Betting

Forecast

Intense Style (5/2), Storm Ahead (4/1), Fire Tree (6/1), Bell Heather (13/2), Gabrial's Kaka (12/1), Gabrial The Tiger (12/1), Misu Pete (14/1), Baltic Prince (14/1), Espresso Freddo (25/1), Boots And Spurs (25/1), Mr Red Clubs (25/1), Magic City (33/1)

Verdict

Misu Pete and Gabrial The Tiger should both ensure this is run at a solid gallop and INTENSE STYLE could be the one to benefit. Hopefully he can get a decent position up the inside and can strike late. Mr Red Clubs is another drawn well and despite some moderate looking form figures, could bounce back at a track he likes. Boots And Spurs is equally risky, and just as likely to blow out as win, but there's no denying he's well handicapped and is the sort to win without warning.
  1. Intense Style
  2. Mr Red Clubs
  3. Boots And Spurs

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