17:05 Chester

Thursday 11 May 2017

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:0516:3517:05

Virgin Atlantic Handicap

Class 3  |   1m 2f 70y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 17:06  |   Winning time: 2m 11.67s
Weighed In
1st
6
(8)
8/1
T: D C GriffithsJ: D Allan
Close up, led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, kept on and edged right towards finish
2nd
¾
2
(1)
10/3
T: Ian WilliamsJ: S Donohoe
Led 1f, tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, kept on to regain 2nd place close home op 9/2
3rd
hd
5
(7)
9/2
T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan
In touch, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out until not much room and no extra towards finish tchd 11/2
4th
3 ½
8
(3)
12/1
T: P D EvansJ: J F Egan
Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace tchd 14/1
5th
½
1
(5)
49-7
10/3
T: H PalmerJ: R L Moore
Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no extra op 3/1 tchd 7/2
6th
1 ¼
4
(2)
3/1f
T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote
Slowly away, behind, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous op 11/4
7th
5
7
(6)
22/1
T: E J AlstonJ: Jason Hart
Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong op 16/1

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Non-Runners

3
(4)
Al Destoor145
Weight: 9-1|  Age: 7
T: Jennie Candlish  J: D Nolan

Betting

Forecast

Caponova (3/1), Kapstadt (10/3), Banish (10/3), Al Destoor (4/1), Energia Fox (9/2), Storm King (8/1), Outback Blue (12/1), Lord Franklin (22/1)

Verdict

Hugo Palmer does well on his rare visits here and relies upon BANISH in a contest which looks less competitive than the races he has contested since scoring at Kempton during the winter. A run at Doncaster last month will have him spot on for this and he is taken to account for the impressive Haydock winner Caponova and Energia Fox. The latter represents an owner who loves to have winners here and she arrives in form and on a good handicap mark.
  1. Banish
  2. Energia Fox
  3. Caponova

Prize Money

1st: £9,960.002nd: £2,982.003rd: £1,491.004th: £746.005th: £373.006th: £187.00

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