Chester

  • 14:30 Instarmac Novice Auction Stakes 7f 1y

  • Winner £6,225 2nd £1,864 3rd £932 4th £466
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 32.22s
  • Off time: 14:31:59
14:30 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ayutthaya (IRE) 10/11
2nd Zatorius (GER) 25/1
3rd Gabrial The Saint (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (2) 122 Pink, red disc, quartered cap Book of Dreams (IRE) 12
2 9-8 M Johnston F Norton 86 1001
2 (10) 4417 Brown, pink seams, emerald green sleeves and cap Dorcas 35
2 9-3 J G Given Lewis Edmunds (3) 70 1001
3 (3) 22 Dark green and pink (quartered), grey sleeves Ayutthaya (IRE) 20
2 9-2 K A Ryan T Eaves 1001
4 (8) 67 Red, Grey cross belts Cavalry Regiment 23
2 9-2 J J Quinn A Mullen 1001
5 (1) 2 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial The Saint (IRE) 14
2 9-2 R A Fahey J Garritty 1001
6 (6) 532445 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Zabaletaswansong (GER) 20
2 9-2 R Hannon Rossa Ryan (7) 71 1001
7 (4) White, emerald green chevron, white sleeves, emerald green stars, white cap, emerald green star Zatorius (GER)
2 9-2 A M Balding Rob Hornby 1001
8 (5) 57 YELLOW, purple star, yellow cap, purple star Nailed On Nina (IRE) 20
2 8-11 P M Mooney M Gallagher 1001
9 (9) 7 Dark Blue, Red sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red cap, Dark Blue star So Near So Farhh 33
2 8-11 M R Channon S M Levey 1001
Non runners
10 (7)1This Girl29-3Tom DascombeC Lee

Verdict

Despite having to concede weight all round, Book Of Dreams can go well as it was heavy ground when he made a winning start at Nottingham. Ripon winner Dorcas has the worst of the draw and AYUTTHAYA had the remainder well beaten when runner-up to subsequent Group 3 winner Elarqam at York. Kevin Ryan's colt will be difficult to beat on that form but Gabrial The Saint gave notice of an imminent victory when just failing to catch Shaya on heavy ground here and, with an extra furlong to travel, will make a race of it. Zabaletaswansong hasn't done much wrong but is well exposed while This Girl was due to run at Haydock yesterday.