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14:10 Chester

Stellar Group Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes (Plus 10) (Class 2)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 16y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
  • Winner: £12,602
  • 2nd: £3,772
  • 3rd: £1,886
  • 4th: £944
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 2.31s
  • Off Time: 14:12:25
  • 9 Ran
1(6)
Silk - Emerald green, yellow triple diamond and diamond on cap
11/1
  • Form 71
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

tracked leaders on outside, ridden and beaten well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

2(5)
Silk - Red, Red cap, White spots
4/1
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

towards rear, outpaced 3f out, well beaten final 2f

3(1)
Silk - Maroon, maroon and white diabolo on sleeves, white cap, maroon star
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

tracked leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, driven to lead narrowly inside final furlong, headed towards finish

4(4)
Silk - RED, WHITE spots, WHITE sleeves, RED seams, RED and WHITE striped cap
  • Form 61
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, no impression after

5(9)
Silk - Yellow, purple epaulets, yellow sleeves, purple stars, purple cap, yellow star
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

carried right start, outpaced, always behind

6(7)
Silk - Pink, black epaulets, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap
16/1
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

towards rear, not much room 4f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish

7(2)
Silk - DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond

Rah Rah

39 D
2/1
  • Form 1
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-10

led, driven over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, rallied to lead again towards finish

8(3)
Silk - RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap
  • Form 2
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-7

pressed winner until ridden and edged right over 1f out, no impression on front pair and stayed on same pace inside final furlong

9(8)
Silk - White, Dark Blue spots, Dark Blue sleeves, White spots
66/1
  • Form 14
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-7

went right start, held up, closed briefly over 3f out, soon outpaced, well held final 2f

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Only two favourites have won this in 10 years though the winner is generally well supported. Mark Johnston won it last year and has a pair entered this time. Rah Rah was impressive when landing a fillies' event at Kempton in March but the form has worked out badly with the odds-on runner-up being beaten twice subsequently. The stable's Fashionable Spirit will need to improve on last week's second at Chelmsford but looks certain to do so. The form of An Duine Uasal's debut at the Curragh has been franked and he showed very good pace to score at Cork while Astley Hall overcame inexperience to get the job done nicely at Redcar and looks a decent prospect. SILVER WINGS made all in what looked a fair maiden at Windsor last Monday and, as he has the inside berth here, this looks an ideal opportunity to complete a quick double.

Formwatch

An Duine Uasal (IRE) 11-4 (8-11) Close up, on terms travelling smoothly over 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Cork 5f 2yo mdn aut gd in Apr beating Mint Chai (9-3) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

Astley Hall 5-1 (9-5) Went badly left leaving stalls, recover to track leader over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Apr beating Risk Adjusted (9-5) by 3/4l, 8 ran.

Silver Wings (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Made all, ran on well, clear towards finish, comfortably, won at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Apr beating Archimedes (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.

Thee And Me (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, led halfway, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) in Apr beating Rainbow Rebel (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.

City of Stars (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Gifted Master (8-9) at Newmarket 5f 2yo stks (3) gf in Apr.

In Haste (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Chased leaders on inside, switched right over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Ower Fly (9-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Apr.

Rah Rah 4-1 (9-0) Pressed leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Mar beating Anwar (9-0) by 4l, 8 ran.

Fashionable Spirit (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon edged left and not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Silk Bow (8-9) at Chelmsford City 5f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.

Nag's Wag (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed just over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Illuminate (8-5) at Salisbury 5f 2yo fll stks (3) gf.