Chester

  • 15:10 CES Midsummer Maiden Stakes1m 2f 75y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (7) 32-0 Royal blue Almaas (USA) 41
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3 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor T E Durcan 84 1001
2 (4) 5-034 Royal Blue, Red chevrons, White and Red striped sleeves, Red and White quartered cap Energize (FR) 15
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3 9-1 R Hannon R L Moore 72 1001
3 (8) 7-3 Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Sun Central (IRE) 42
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3 9-1 W J Haggas S W Kelly 1001
4 (3) 05 Royal blue, orange and royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue and orange hooped cap Zain Glory 7
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3 9-1 h G A Butler F Norton 1001
5 (6) 0 Mauve and white stripes, black cap, white star Awaywithefairies 40
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3 8-10 R Ford Catherine Gannon 1001
6 (5) 35 White, Royal Blue hoop, diabolo on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Devine Guest (IRE) 16
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3 8-10 M R Channon P Cosgrave 1001
7 (1) 8 Brown, Pink Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, Pink and Brown quartered cap Miss Mohawk (IRE) 30
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3 8-10 A D Brown M O'connell 1001
8 (2) 0 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Monicker 17
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3 8-10 M Johnston J Fanning 1001

Verdict

DEVINE GUEST made a promising debut at Newbury and though unable to handle Listed company on her next start there this is a marked drop in grade and should prove well within her capabilities. Sun Central still looked very green at Newbury last month but ran well enough to suggest he'll be winning soon with normal progress and Almaas, who showed potential in both juvenile starts, is obviously much better than he showed on his reappearance at Ripon where he finished tailed off. Expect better from him and from the well-connected Monicker, who will have come on a bundle for her run at Haydock.