15:35 Chester

Friday 10 May 2019

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:1016:4017:15

    SportPesa Chester Cup Handicap

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 2f 140y  |   Soft  |   15 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:38  |   Winning time: 4m 33.09s
1st
Horse silk
9
(16)
16/1
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Led after 2f, made rest, came clear final 2f, stayed on strongly, easily op 18/1
2nd
Horse silk
6
7
(12)
6/1
T: A KingJ: Tom Marquand
In touch in 6th, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and slightly outpaced 3f out, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, no chance with winner op 9/1
3rd
Horse silk
nk
5
(7)
9/2
T: W P MullinsJ: Andrea Atzeni
Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, not clear run and switched right inside final 2f, stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, lost 2nd last strides op 7/1
4th
Horse silk
2
2
(17)
8/1
T: W P MullinsJ: R L Moore
Chased leader after 2f, pushed along over 3f out, no chance with winner final 2f, lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong op 13/2 tchd 6/1
5th
Horse silk
½
16
(4)
12/1
T: H MorrisonJ: Charlie Bennett
Led 2f, chased leading pair, ridden and weakened inside final furlong
6th
Horse silk
8
6
(1)
5/1
T: A M BaldingJ: S De Sousa
Towards rear, effort on inside over 1f out, kept on final furlong tchd 9/2
7th
Horse silk
4 ½
10
(6)
25/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: James Doyle
Mid-division, outpaced 5f out, no danger after op 20/1
8th
Horse silk
½
12
(13)
25/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: R Kingscote
Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out op 22/1
9th
Horse silk
20
3
(5)
3/1f
T: M JohnstonJ: J Fanning
Towards rear, good headway on outside chasing leaders 6f out, weakened over 2f out tchd 7/2
10th
Horse silk
20
8
(2)
16/1
T: R M BeckettJ: Harry Bentley
Chased leaders on inside, weakened 3f out op 14/1
11th
Horse silk
13
17
(3)
50/1
T: K DalgleishJ: J P Sullivan
Always behind
12th
Horse silk
15
14
(14)
33/1
T: M JohnstonJ: J F Egan
Slowly into stride, always behind tchd 25/1
13th
Horse silk
26
4
(11)
25/1
T: A M BaldingJ: G Lee
Mid-division, weakened 5f out, tailed off op 33/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
11
(9)
68-12
28/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: P Hanagan
Mid-division, weakened and behind final 7f, eased and soon pulled up op 25/1
PU
Horse silk
13
(10)
40/1
T: M JohnstonJ: P J McDonald
Always towards rear, struggling in rear 5f out, tailed off, pulled up soon after op 33/1

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Non-Runners

1
(8)
Horse silk
Magic Circle1
Weight: 10-2|  Age: 7
T: Ian Williams  J: Cieren Fallon
NR
15
(15)
Horse silk
Busy Street39
Weight: 8-9|  Age: 7
T: M Appleby  J: Alistair Rawlinson
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£21.60Pl:£5.80, £2.50, £2.20EX:£175.30Trifecta:£857.80Tricast:£523.87SF:£107.23Swingers:£21.60, £18.40, £7.20

Forecasts

Austrian School (3/1), Whiskey Sour (9/2), Cleonte (5/1), Who Dares Wins (6/1), Low Sun (8/1), Fun Mac (12/1), Magic Circle (12/1), Making Miracles (16/1), Cliffs Of Dooneen (16/1), Speedo Boy (25/1), Time To Study (25/1), Montaly (25/1), Shabeeb (28/1), Lucky Deal (33/1), Busy Street (33/1), Watersmeet (40/1), Mirsaale (50/1)

Verdict

Magic Circle performed too poor to be true in the Melbourne Cup last time and the way in which he won this race last year is still fresh in the memory. However, it will be tough to carry top-weight to victory here and a chance is taken on FUN MAC who may be able to return to form. He's run well in the last two renewals of this race and looks very well-handicapped on some of that form. There's a host of runners in with a chance but the most likely candidates look like Cleonte and Austrian School who are both well in after career best performances last time out.
  1. Fun Mac
  2. Cleonte
  3. Austrian School

Previous Winners

2018
Magic Circle
Weight: 9-3  |Age: 6
8/1

Prize Money

1st: £92,385.002nd: £27,810.003rd: £13,905.004th: £6,930.005th: £3,480.006th: £1,755.007th: £870.008th: £500.00

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