Chester

  • 15:25 Bet With Corbett Sports City Plate 7f 2y

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.69s
  • Off time: 15:25:25
15:25 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Glory Awaits (IRE) 4/1
2nd Miracle of Medinah 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 036178 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Penitent 14
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-7 D O'Meara D Nolan 112 14/115.00
2 (5) 32225-9 Dark Green, Yellow star, Yellow and Dark Green halved sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow stars Boom And Bust (IRE) 86
Nag me
7 9-2 M P Tregoning R Ffrench 105 11/26.50
3 (7) 000213 Red, black star, black and white hooped sleeves, red cap, black star Chosen Character (IRE) 9
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 9-2 vt Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 94 16/117.00
4 (3) 2546-07 White, emerald green epaulets Glory Awaits (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 b K A Ryan I J Brennan 110 4/15.00
5 (4) 007637 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Intransigent 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 A M Balding Oisin Murphy 102 7/24.50
6 (1) 71-6840 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW stars, hooped sleeves and stars on cap Miracle of Medinah 24
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 M D I Usher S Donohoe 102 9/110.00
7 (2) 11-26 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mushir 57
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-8 R Varian S J Drowne 101 2/13.00

Verdict

Penitent continues to ply his trade with distinction but it's some time since a horse of his age won this race and GLORY AWAITS can take his measure. This represents a massive drop from the heights he reached when second in last season's 2,000 Guineas land and though Kevin Ryan's charge has been unable to subsequently get his head infront, he showed enough in the Queen Anne Stakes to suggest that he retains ability. Boom And Bust seems fated to find one too good and there was clearly something amiss on his seasonal reappearance at Newmarket. Intransigent and Mushir are improving handicappers and connections are clearly fancying their chances of nicking a Listed race along the way.