Chester

  • 14:50 toteexacta Maiden Auction Stakes5f 16y

  • Winner £4,043 2nd £1,203 3rd £601 4th £301
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 2.22s
  • Off time: 14:50:26
14:50 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Excelette (IRE) 11/4
2nd Tahnee Mara (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) Pink, black sleeves, pink diamonds Al's Memory (IRE)
2 9-2 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 12/113.00
2 (7) 422 White, royal blue cross belts, royal blue and white hooped sleeves and cap Excelette (IRE) 10
Beaten Favourite
2 8-11 B Smart R Ffrench 70 11/43.75
4 (1) 5 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Tahnee Mara (IRE) 15
2 8-11 K A Ryan Stephen Craine 11/43.75
5 (4) 03 Purple, orange stars, purple sleeves, purple cap, orange star Hopes Rebellion 12
2 8-9 D Carroll R Winston 11/112.00
6 (3) 042 Royal Blue and White (quartered), checked sleeves, Royal Blue cap Dressed In Lace 17
2 8-8 A M Balding L P Keniry 3/14.00
7 (5) 255 Black, pink hoop, sleeves and cap Blodwen Abbey 28
2 8-6 J W Unett Liam Jones 11/26.50
8 (2) 73357 Yellow, red cross belts, yellow sleeves, white armlets, yellow and red hooped cap Economic Crisis (IRE) 28
2 8-4 A Berry J P Sullivan 16/117.00
Non runners
3 (8)9509Samasana (IRE)28-11I A WoodT Hamilton

Verdict

Dressed In Lace is improving with experience and should make a bold bid to go one better than when runner-up to Pink Sapphire at Salisbury last month. But narrow preference is for EXCELETTE, who is also still heading in the right direction and showed the speed required for this sharp track when only beaten a short-head at Catterick last time. Tahnee Mara showed some promise on her debut over 6f at Doncaster and could be suited by this drop in distance - she looks the pick of the remainder.