Chester

  • 14:45 StanJames.com Chester Cup 2m 2f 147y

  • Winner £74,700 2nd £22,368 3rd £11,184 4th £5,592
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.85s
  • Off time: 14:53:31
14:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Suegioo (FR) 10/1
2nd Angel Gabrial (IRE) 7/1
3rd Communicator 6/1
4th Mubaraza (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 0/15477- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Montaser (IRE) 235
5 9-10 D M Simcock J Fanning 99 20/121.00
2 (15) 6320-32 LIGHT BLUE, DARK BLUE Cross of Lorraine, hooped sleeves, striped cap Clowance Estate (IRE) 18
5 9-7 p1 R Charlton James Doyle 96 12/113.00
3 (8) 215733- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, WHITE cap Duke Of Clarence (IRE) 205
5 9-6 R A Fahey D Nolan 95 14/115.00
4 (10) 16756-7 BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Golden Bowl (FR) 11
4 9-6 Ian Williams R Winston 99 40/141.00
5 (16) 591390- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Open Eagle (IRE) 140
5 9-5 h D O'Meara D Tudhope 94 25/126.00
6 (6) 681623- Black, orange stripe, orange cap Body Language (IRE) 223
6 9-5 p Ian Williams S De Sousa 94 14/115.00
7 (5) 75343-2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mubaraza (IRE) 11
5 9-5 E A L Dunlop P Hanagan 94 4/15.00
8 (18) 23125-3 Royal Blue, Red epaulets, striped cap Shwaiman (IRE) 18
4 9-4 J R Fanshawe F Tylicki 97 20/121.00
9 (4) 84252-3 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Suegioo (FR) 11
5 9-4 p M Botti R L Moore 93 10/111.00
10 (7) 602627- Red, black triple diamond, striped sleeves, hooped cap Mawaqeet (USA) 246
5 9-4 b D McCain Jnr G Lee 93 14/115.00
11 (2) 45-2343 Dark green, red cross belts, hooped sleeves, red cap Communicator 19
Course Winner
6 9-4 A M Balding Oisin Murphy (3) 93 6/17.00
12 (17) 2/441-16 Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap White Nile (IRE) 18
Beaten Favourite
5 9-2 E A L Dunlop W Buick 91 25/126.00
13 (19) 5/73242- Orange, Dark Blue armlets Waterclock (IRE) 207
5 9-2 p Jedd O'Keeffe T P Queally 91 22/123.00
14 (9) 7123-66 Grey, Beige Star, Grey Sleeves, Beige Stars, Yellow cap Gabrial's King (IRE) 28
5 9-2 D M Simcock Andrea Atzeni 91 33/134.00
15 (11) 006-441 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, red cap Angel Gabrial (IRE) 11 (ex3)
5 9-2 R A Fahey J P Spencer 88 7/18.00
16 (13) 357396- Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Brockwell 194
5 9-1 h Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 90 16/117.00
17 (14) 22146-6 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Glenard 37
4 8-13 C Hills F Norton 92 12/113.00

Verdict

Arguably not the best Chester Cup in terms quality but still traditionally competitive. History reveals those drawn wide are generally disadvantaged despite the staying trip which makes life potentially tough for the likes of White Nile, Shwaiman and Clowance Estate. MUBARAZA failed to score last term but remained very competitive in high-class staying handicaps such as the Ascot Stakes and Northumberland Plate, placing in both. He looks a major player here from stall five and should give his supporters a good run with the in-form Paul Hanagan aboard. Suegioo is another consistent gelding who failed to win last term whilst running well and he could be a danger to all if staying the trip, having yet to travel further than 1m6f. Angel Gabrial is very closely handicapped with Mubaraza on latest Ripon running and should stay the extra 2f whilst not being too badly drawn in 11. He certainly makes the shortlist for an owner that just loves to have winners here. Montaser and Glenard, who bookend the handicap, are others of note although the latter is not well drawn.