Chester

  • 16:30 Stellar Group Handicap6f 18y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.33s
  • Off time: 16:33:21
16:30 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Horseradish 11/4
2nd Rule Of Nature 2/1
3rd Srda (USA) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 5000-40 Purple, grey and purple striped sleeves, hooped cap Ghostwing 22
Distance Winner
3 9-4 J Gallagher W Buick 88 22/123.00
2 (9) 21094-3 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Lowdown (IRE) 6
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-3 M Johnston J Fanning 87 11/26.50
3 (11) 110 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Srda (USA) 22
Distance Winner
3 9-2 C E Brittain C Catlin 86 25/126.00
4 (1) 5218-9 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Tasmeem (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
3 9-1 R A Fahey P Hanagan 85 8/19.00
5 (12) 290-160 Pink, Emerald Green epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap Raddy 'ell Pauline (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
3 9-1 b1 K A Ryan J P Spencer 85 33/134.00
6 (6) 221-13 Dark Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Horseradish 5
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-12 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 82 11/43.75
7 (2) 21-2 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Rule Of Nature 23
Distance Winner
3 8-10 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 80 2/13.00
8 (4) 50320-5 Purple, Pink chevron, Purple sleeves, Pink stars, Purple cap, Pink star Dancing Freddy (IRE) 6
3 8-10 J G Given P Mulrennan 80 25/126.00
9 (10) 18586-0 Brown, white stripe, halved sleeves, white cap, brown diamond Toga Tiger (IRE) 19
3 8-9 P T Midgley Tony Culhane 79 50/151.00
10 (3) 2-1 Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap Johannesgray (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
3 8-8 D Nicholls K Fallon 78 6/17.00
11 (7) 31677-8 Brown, beige sleeves, white cap Pilgrim Dancer (IRE) 10
3 8-8 Pat Morris E Ahern 78 66/167.00
Non runners
12 (5)150029-Schoolboy Champ38-4Pat MorrisLouis Beuzelin71

Verdict

RULE OF NATURE is given the chance to live up to her breeding in the race, in the process beating old rival Horseradish with Lowdown and Srda likely to give their running too. Sir Michael Stoute's daughter of Oasis Dream won over six furlongs as a juvenile on her second start and returned in good form to take second behind Horseradish off a mark of 75. The 1lb pull in the weights should ensure there's very little between them here and, despite the fact our pick suggested she'd stay further, on breeding she's bred to make a fair sprinter and from just about the best of the draw gets our vote. Horseradish ran well off this mark last time to further advertise his wellbeing, but from a worse draw he may find the filly too good on this occasion, with his hold-up style not the easiest to employ here. Lowdown ran well on his return and having only been beaten a head it's a slight surprise that he's not gone up in the ratings. Mark Johnston's son of Shamardal will in all probability set out to make the running and may be hard to pass if he can get to the rail from nine. Srda has fared poorly with the draw but must have claims dropping into handicap, although she is fully 15lbs higher than when scooting home at Wolverhampton and this is more competitive. Johannesgray is interesting having won a maiden that's worked out well last time but this is a tough introduction to the handicap ranks and we much prefer Rule Of Nature.