14:10 Chester

Saturday 31 August 2019

All13:3514:1014:4515:2015:5516:3017:05

Sportpesa Handicap

Class 2  |   7f 127y  |   Good  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:11  |   Winning time: 1m 35.02s
Weighed In
1st
1
(6)
5/2f
T: R HannonJ: Andrea Atzeni
Held up towards rear, pushed along and headway on outside well over 1f out, hard ridden and ran on well to lead close home op 9/4
2nd
½
4
(8)
33/1
T: S C WilliamsJ: S A Gray
Held up in touch, improved on outside 3f out, led well over 1f out, soon pushed clear, ridden final furlong, caught close home
3rd
½
5
(9)
5/1
T: Tom DascombeJ: R Kingscote
Held up mid-division on inside, switched right over 2f out, headway well over 1f out, soon briefly not much room, ridden and ran on to take 3rd close home op 6/1 tchd 9/2
4th
½
12
(3)
12/1
T: W J KnightJ: J Quinn
Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway on outside over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, hung left entering final furlong, not quicken op 14/1
5th
1 ¼
7
(11)
16/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Cam Hardie
Held up in rear, pushed along and progress on outside over 1f out, ridden when edged left well inside final furlong, never troubled leaders
6th
1 ½
11
(2)
16/1
T: R A FaheyJ: D Fentiman
Steadied start, took strong hold and soon in touch, not clear run just over 1f out, no impression final furlong op 18/1 tchd 20/1
7th
1
3
(4)
48-11
13/2
T: R A FaheyJ: T Hamilton
Close up, niggled along and every chance 2f out, weakening when not much room briefly over 1f out op 8/1
8th
hd
9
(10)
9/1
T: A M BaldingJ: M Dwyer
With leader, led over 4f out until well over 1f out, soon pushed along, ridden and hung left just over 1f out, weakened final furlong op 10/1
9th
1 ¼
10
(7)
22/1
T: R A FaheyJ: S P Davis (3)
Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden final furlong, never dangerous op 20/1
10th
¾
8
(1)
8/1
T: Tom DascombeJ: Jane Elliott (3)
Took keen hold, prominent on inside, lost place 2f out, behind final furlong
11th
hd
2
(5)
5/1
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Led, headed over 4f out, pushed along and weakened over 1f out op 4/1

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Non-Runners

6
(12)
Akvavera27
Weight: 8-7|  Age: 4
T: R M Beckett  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Oh This Is Us (5/2), Barristan The Bold (5/1), Lake Volta (5/1), Aljady (13/2), Arcanada (8/1), Hero Hero (9/1), Sir Busker (12/1), Akvavera (12/1), Humble Gratitude (16/1), Penwortham (16/1), Gabrial The Wire (22/1), Alemaratalyoum (33/1)

Verdict
Humble Gratitude should make a bold bid to follow up his recent win and goes well here, but so too do plenty of others, including the 2017 winner Penwortham, and last year's victor OH THIS IS US. The latter ran well here in Listed company earlier in the summer and is holding his form so has a solid chance of defending his title. Both Hero Hero and Sir Busker may not be far away, while Akvavera and Barristan the Bold are others with a squeak in wide-open quality handicap.
  1. Oh This Is Us
  2. Akvavera
  3. Hero Hero

Previous Winners

2018
Oh This Is Us
Weight: 9-10  |Age: 5
Weight: 9-10  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Harry Bentley
  |  
T: R Hannon
11/2
Prize Money
1st: £28,012.002nd: £8,388.003rd: £4,194.004th: £2,097.005th: £1,048.006th: £526.007th: £500.008th: £500.00

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