Racecards

15:30 Chester

ESL Group Handicap (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 63y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £11,447 added
  • Winner: £6,081
  • 2nd: £1,810
  • 3rd: £904
  • 4th: £500
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 39.18s
  • Off Time: 15:33:05
  • 8 Ran
2nd
3rd
8/1

      1(6)

      Jabbaar

      23 DCD
      8/1
      • Form: 731223
      • Age: 5
      • Weight: 10-4
      • Official Rating: 87
      • Trainer: I Jardine
      • Jockey: P Makin

      held up in touch, shaken up inside final 2f, soon ridden and one pace, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite reach front pair

      2(1)
      • Form: 8-12114
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 9-8
      • Official Rating: 87
      • Trainer: Ian Williams
      • Jockey: P J McDonald

      made all, shaken up inside final 2f, soon ridden, stayed on well under pressure final furlong

      3(8)
      10/1
      • Form: 248524
      • Age: 9
      • Weight: 9-8
      • Official Rating: 77
      • Trainer: R A Fahey
      • Jockey: Connor Murtagh

      held up in touch, headway under pressure on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, never pace to reach leaders, weakened inside final furlong

      4(4)

      Venue

      50 D
      33/1
      • Form: 11060/0
      • Age: 8
      • Weight: 9-8
      • Official Rating: 77
      • Trainer: D McCain Jnr
      • Jockey: A Mullen

      slowly into stride, held up, always behind

      5(7)
      25/1
      • Form: 061835
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 83
      • Trainer: R A Fahey
      • Jockey: P Hanagan

      mid-division in touch, chased leaders over 3f out, driven over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, never on terms

      6(5)
      5/4
      • Form: 112412
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 9-4
      • Official Rating: 83
      • Trainer: A M Balding
      • Jockey: Jason Watson

      tracked winner, driven and outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, always held

      7(3)
      11/1
      • Form: 719528
      • Age: 3
      • Weight: 9-1
      • Official Rating: 80
      • Trainer: Tom Dascombe
      • Jockey: R Kingscote

      tracked leaders, reminders over 3f out, soon lost place and behind

      8(2)

      Zihaam

      11 p D
      20/1
      • Form: 313182
      • Age: 4
      • Weight: 8-12
      • Official Rating: 67
      • Trainer: Roger Fell
      • Jockey: Ben Sanderson

      mid-division in touch, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, never a threat

      In depth

      Verdict

      Jabbaar won over track and trip back in May but remains 7lb higher and was well beaten when third here last time. Gabrial's King is a course regular and was beaten less than a length over a longer trip here last week while Gossip Column won over a shorter trip at the track in June but finished behind runner-up BERKSHIRE ROYAL at Ascot last month. Andrew Balding’s charge won over course and distance before that and can effectively race off the same mark today with an apprentice’s allowance taken into account. Silver Character has only won on the all-weather so far though is still preferred to Zihaam.

      Formwatch

      Jabbaar 3-1 (9-5) Dwelt in touch, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Rainbow Rebel (10-2) at Chester 1m 3f hcp (3) gd in Jul.

      Gossip Column (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Led, took keen hold, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 8 1/4l behind Cross Counter (9-7) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Jul.

      Gabrial's King (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 9, 1/2l behind Good Time Ahead (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f hcp (4) gf in Jul.

      Venue 33-1 (10-1) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened final 2f, 11th of 12, 21 1/4l behind Mister Belvedere (10-6) at York 1m 4f hcp (3) gf in Jun.

      Indomeneo 9-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 4f out, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 6, 4 1/4l behind Winged Spur (8-8) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

      Berkshire Royal 14-1 (8-2) Held up, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Cross Counter (9-7) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Jul.

      Silver Character (IRE) 5-4fav (8-9) Prominent, led well over 1f out, soon headed, fading when snatched up towards finish, 8th of 12, 5l behind Super Kid (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Jul.

      Zihaam 5-1 (10-0) Soon led and set decent pace, pushed along over 2f out, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Calliope (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Jul.