17:05 Chester

Saturday 15 September 2018

All13:3014:0514:4015:1515:5516:3017:05

chesterBET Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 2f 70y  |   Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:06  |   Winning time: 2m 18.71s

1st
10
(11)
12/1
T: M WalfordJ: Kevin Stott
Mid-division, headway over 3f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear op 16/1
2nd
1 ¼
7
(6)
7/2
T: Jedd O'KeeffeJ: J Garritty
Led, headed 7f out, led again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner op 9/2
3rd
½
5
(4)
3/1f
T: Jennie CandlishJ: G Lee
Last to break, towards rear on inside, ridden over 3f out, headway when not much room over 1f out, went 3rd close home, stayed on tchd 4/1
4th
½
1
(2)
5/1
T: R A FaheyJ: Oakley Brown (7)
Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon edged right, stayed on same pace final 100 yards
5th
nk
8
(9)
7/1
T: R A FaheyJ: P Hanagan
Held up, headway over 1f out, pressing leaders inside final furlong, no extra close home tchd 6/1
6th
½
11
(12)
33/1
T: Mrs H MainJ: Charlie Bennett
Held up in rear, headway on outside 2f out, never troubled leaders op 25/1
7th
3 ½
12
(5)
89-2
16/1
T: R M SmithJ: Poppy Bridgwater (5)
Prominent, led over 4f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
8th
1
6
(7)
25/1
T: W S KittowJ: M Dwyer
Held up in rear, ridden 4f out, no impression op 22/1
9th
¾
3
(1)
9/2
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: D Allan
Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, well beaten over 1f out op 6/1 tchd 5/1
10th
2
2
(10)
14/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: Rachel Richardson
Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway over 7f out, soon close up, weakened form over 1f out op 16/1
11th
4
9
(3)
16/1
T: S G WestJ: A Elliott
Prominent, led 7f out, headed over 4f out, soon lost place op 14/1 tchd 18/1

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Non-Runners

4
(8)
Save The Bees28
Weight: 9-8|  Age: 10
T: D Carroll  J: G C O'Neill
Betting

Forecast

Al Destoor (3/1), Instant Attraction (7/2), Knight Destroyer (9/2), Dark Devil (5/1), Carnageo (7/1), Save The Bees (10/1), Cornborough (12/1), Ghayyar (14/1), Gworn (16/1), So You Thought (16/1), Bakht A Rawan (25/1), Keswick (33/1)

Verdict
A race where the main contenders are all much of a muchness, with the likes of Save The Bees and Carnageo to be respected on their productive late summer campaigns in previous years. So You Thought is an interesting newcomer for Simon West, and whilst costly enough at 48,000gns should be capable of winning races off his perfectly fair opening mark (based upon his Irish handicap form). However, if there is a better treated horse in the line-up, it's most definitely the intriguing AL DESTOOR. He hasn't won since June 2017 (over C&D), but is well suited by this track overall and certainly appreciates plenty of cut underfoot.
  1. Al Destoor
  2. Carnageo
  3. Dark Devil

Previous Winners

2017
Bahama Moon
Weight: 9-7  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-7  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: B A Curtis
  |  
T: T D Barron
7/2
Prize Money
1st:
£6,728.00
2nd:
£2,002.00
3rd:
£1,000.00
4th:
£500.00
5th:
£500.00
6th:
£500.00
7th:
£500.00
8th:
£500.00

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