16:20 Chester

Saturday 29 September 2018

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30

ESL Group Novice Stakes

Class 4  |   7f 127y  |   Good to Soft (Good in Places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:21  |   Winning time: 1m 34.77s

1st
6
(8)
10/1
T: David LoughnaneJ: T E Whelan
Made all, ridden over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, held on gamely, all out op 9/1 tchd 17/2
2nd
nse
1
(11)
8/11f
T: K A RyanJ: Kevin Stott
Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, strong challenge throughout final furlong, just failed op Evens
3rd
¾
7
(5)
10/1
T: Kevin FrostJ: Joshua Bryan (3)
Chased leaders, pushed along in 3rd 2f out, not clear run on rail over 1f out until inside final furlong, no extra towards finish
4th
7
8
(3)
25/1
T: Mrs L WilliamsonJ: Aled Beech (7)
Mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders 3f out, plugged on final furlong, no chance with leading trio
5th
1 ½
5
(9)
38-12
7/1
T: M ApplebyJ: Kevin Lundie (5)
Mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong op 9/2
6th
¾
10
(6)
25/1
T: L AllanJ: Liam Jones
Awkwardly away, raced keenly towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on steadily, may do better
7th
1 ¼
2
(1)
16/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: K T O'Neill
Slowly into stride, outpaced in last pair, never on terms op 20/1
8th
hd
9
(10)
66/1
T: Mrs L WilliamsonJ: Connor Murtagh (5)
Raced keenly, chased leaders on outside, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
9th
nse
4
(7)
4/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: Ben Robinson (3)
Started slowly, ran green and always behind op 9/2
10th
11
11
(2)
66/1
T: A BerryJ: S A Gray
Always towards rear, never a factor
11th
1 ¾
3
(4)
25/1
T: Mrs L WilliamsonJ: J P Fahy
Keen in mid-division on inside, weakened 3f out

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Betting

Forecast

Alkhawaneej Boy (8/11), Blame It On Me (4/1), Qallaab (7/1), Rockesbury (10/1), Scoffsman (10/1), Knab Rock (16/1), Caledonian Gold (25/1), New Dream (25/1), Whatdoesnotkillyou (25/1), Lambrini Legacy (66/1), One For Brad (66/1)

Verdict
After such a lengthy lay-off there are obvious risks with ALKHAWANEEJ BOY, however he is so far clear on what he showed last year that he remains very difficult to oppose. There's plenty making up the numbers so the draw may not have the usual effect and should the favourite fail to fire then on stable debut Qallaab rates the obvious beneficiary. Rockesbury can chase them home.
  1. Alkhawaneej Boy
  2. Qallaab
  3. Rockesbury
Prize Money
1st:
£5,852.00
2nd:
£1,752.00
3rd:
£876.00
4th:
£500.00
5th:
£500.00
6th:
£500.00
7th:
£500.00
8th:
£500.00

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