Chester

  • 14:00 Hemingway Maiden Auction Stakes7f 2y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 28.05s
  • Off time: 14:01:01
14:00 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Master Of Finance (IRE) 5/1
2nd Lincoln (IRE) 3/1
3rd Shepherd Gate (USA) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 4 Royal Blue, White spots, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and spots on White cap Master Of Finance (IRE) 22
2 9-1 M Johnston J Fanning 5/16.00
2 (6) Dark Blue, Pink diamond and sleeves Wealth
2 9-1 R A Fahey J Quinn 16/117.00
3 (2) 754 Black, Yellow spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Black cap, Yellow star Lincoln (IRE) 20
Beaten Favourite
2 9-0 M R Channon S Hitchcott 76 3/14.00
4 (1) 6 Black, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Penhill 21
2 9-0 J D Bethell G Lee 8/19.00
5 (8) 05402 White, mauve epaulets and stars on cap Shepherd Gate (USA) 8
2 8-13 b J S Moore Joey Haynes (7) 74 25/126.00
6 (9) 032 Yellow, Red disc, Yellow sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Kenny The Captain (IRE) 11
2 8-12 T D Easterby D C Byrne (5) 74 14/115.00
7 (5) 732 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), dark blue sleeves, yellow armlets, dark blue cap El Beau (IRE) 11
2 8-10 J J Quinn M O'connell 73 12/113.00
8 (4) 352324 Light Blue, Pink chevron Princess Rose 14
2 8-10 p W J Haggas Liam Jones 75 11/43.75
9 (7) 8 Emerald Green, White cross belts, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue cap Emerahldz (IRE) 21
2 8-7 R A Fahey Neil Farley (3) 40/141.00
10 (10) 22 Pink, beige seams, pink sleeves and cap Gown (IRE) 51
2 8-6 C Hills David Probert 10/111.00

Verdict

A handful of these have already been allocated an official rating and are closely matched according to the handicapper. Princess Rose and Shepherd Gate are the most exposed and the likes of Kenny The Captain and El Beau, both second on their latest starts, may improve past them. Hamilton runner-up, Gown, hasn't been helped by a high draw and LINCOLN makes more appeal. Disappointing over the minimum trip last time having gone close over 6f at Ascot before that, today's step up in trip could prove the answer for Mick Channon's colt.