15:15 Chester

Wednesday 5 May 2021

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  • Chester Vase Stakes (Group 3)
  • Class 1  |   1m 4f 63y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   6 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:15  |   Winning time: 2m 45.83s
1
(5)
Fancy Man22
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: S M Levey| T: R Hannon| OR:  106
9/2
Progressed well as 2-y-o, signing off with 1m listed race at Haydock, and not given a hard time of it when fifth in the Fielden Stakes at Newmarket on his return. Shouldn't be written off up in trip.
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2
(8)
Law Of The Sea26
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: L Dettori| T: J & T Gosden| OR:  95| D
4/1
Son of Golden Horn who has improved a chunk with each of his three runs, readily bagging 1m4f novices at Kempton and Leicester. Open to further progress, and shouldn't be underestimated for top yard.
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3
(3)
Pleasant Manp123
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: Oisin Murphy| T: R Charlton| OR:  95| BF
14/1
Built on winning bow in 1m Haydock novice when last of 5 in Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket. Returned with creditable fifth in 1m2f Windsor novice but plenty more is needed now. Cheekpieces fitted.
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4
(7)
Sandhurstp120
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: R L Moore| T: A P O'Brien| OR:  98
6/1
Son of Galileo impressed in 7f Gowran novice win and reappeared with good sixth in Craven Stakes at Newmarket. Bred to be better suited by middle distances and remains with potential. Cheekpieces on.
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7
(2)
Wirko15
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: W Buick| T: C Appleby| OR:  103
6/4
Upwardly mobile Kingman colt who made it 2-3 in 1m2f listed event at Epsom 15 days ago, finding plenty to lead post. Clocked a good time there, and big player here with step up to 1m4f sure to suit.
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8
(4)
Youth Spirit22
Age: 3|  Weight: 9-0| J: Tom Marquand| T: A M Balding| OR:  103
15/2
Progressive 2-y-o, excellent third in 7f Goodwood Group 2 in July, and back from 9 months off with good fourth in Newmarket's Fielden Stakes. Son of Camelot shouldn't be discounted now upped in trip.
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Non-Runners

5
(1)
San Martino24
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 3
T: A P O'Brien  J: Non Runner
NR
6
(6)
Sir Lamorak24
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 3
T: A P O'Brien  J: Non Runner
NR

Forecasts

Wirko (6/4), Sir Lamorak (13/8), Law Of The Sea (4/1), Fancy Man (9/2), Sandhurst (6/1), Youth Spirit (15/2), Pleasant Man (14/1), San Martino (25/1)

Verdict

A fascinating renewal of the Chester Vase. WIRKO recorded a fast time when scoring at Epsom and, with this step up in trip sure to suit, is taken to fend off Law of The Sea, who is another with better days ahead of him and much respected too for the Gosden team.

  1. WIRKO (GER)
  2. LAW OF THE SEA
  3. FANCY MAN (IRE)

Prize Money

1st: £45,368.002nd: £17,200.003rd: £8,608.004th: £4,288.005th: £2,152.006th: £1,080.00
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