Chester

  • 14:20 AEJIS Handicap7f 122y

  • Winner £9,057 2nd £2,695 3rd £1,347 4th £673
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 40.30s
  • Off time: 14:21:24
14:20 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ocean Tempest 8/1
2nd Balty Boys (IRE) 11/2
3rd You Da One 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 041217 Orange, Black inverted triangle, White sleeves and cap Alejandro (IRE) 14
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-10 R A Fahey Sammy Jo Bell (7) 90 12/113.00
2 (1) 7-89722 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, pink cap Mehdi (IRE) 28
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4 9-8 t D Nicholls Adrian Nicholls 88 9/25.50
3 (12) 902075- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Apostle (IRE) 344
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4 9-8 D M Simcock Andrea Atzeni 88 14/115.00
4 (3) 416321 Light green, brown braces and armlets, white cap Balty Boys (IRE) 20
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4 9-7 B Ellison Barry McHugh 87 11/26.50
5 (7) 733222 Royal blue, light blue stars on sleeves Ocean Tempest 8
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 J Ryan B Doyle 85 8/19.00
6 (4) 343011- Light blue, red and white striped sleeves, red cap, white seams, blue hoop Conry (IRE) 319
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7 9-5 Ian Williams S Donohoe 85 16/117.00
8 (2) 115 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Spin Artist (USA) 11
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-2 M Johnston J Fanning 87 7/18.00
9 (8) 131305 Maroon, beige star and sleeves, beige cap, maroon stars You Da One 64
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3 9-2 h A M Balding David Probert 87 5/16.00
10 (5) 530864 Dark blue, yellow hoop Al Muheer (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 9-2 b Mrs R Carr Jason Hart (3) 82 9/110.00
11 (11) 8-93045 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gatepost (IRE) 49
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4 9-2 R A Fahey T Eaves 82 16/117.00
12 (9) 068057 Bottle green, gold cross belts and armlets, green cap, black hoop Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 44
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-11 M Appleby A Mullen 77 12/113.00
13 (6) 772903 Royal Blue, White star, Red and White striped sleeves and cap One Scoop Or Two 9
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-10 v A Hollinshead R Kennemore 73 28/129.00
Non runners
7 (13)562248Kingscroft (IRE)59-3R FordP Mulrennan83

Verdict

The Koukash colours are prominent as is the norm at this track nowadays and Mehdi makes more appeal off his current mark than both Apostle and Gatepost. Alejandro and Kingscroft could have been better drawn while Balty Boys will find this tougher than the claimer he won at Beverley last time albeit by seven lengths. Conroy returns to action off an 11lb higher mark but Ocean Tempest could figure and Spin Artist has leading claims back over 7f. However, YOU DA ONE won a higher grade handicap at Goodwood back in May and with scope for further improvement this year, the three-year-old gets a speculative vote in a wide-open affair.