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13:55 Chester

Hallows Associates Nursery Handicap (Class 2) (Class 2)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 2y
  • Going: Good
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.11s
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
1(2)
Silk - YELLOW, BLACK epaulets
9/4
  • Form 411602
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-7

with leader, led after 1f, headed over 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

2(7)
Silk - Black, Yellow braces, Yellow sleeves, Black armlets and star on Yellow cap
11/4
  • Form 14
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-3

held up, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on

3(4)
Silk - Maroon, White hollow box and sleeves, quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 1300
  • Age 2
  • Weight 9-1

in touch, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out

4(5)
Silk - WHITE, PURPLE Cross of Lorraine, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, PURPLE armlets, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE hooped cap
  • Form 1656
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-12

chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on inside final furlong

5(1)
Silk - Red, Dark Green chevron
  • Form 031210
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-8

led for 1f, led again over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong

6(6)
Silk - White and Red stripes, White and Royal Blue striped sleeves, White cap, Red spots
  • Form 543
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-4

always towards rear

7(3)
Silk - White, Maroon braces and sleeves, Maroon and White striped cap
7/1
  • Form 42302
  • Age 2
  • Weight 8-2

chased leaders, ridden when not much room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong

In depth

Verdict

The well-drawn Rowan Lodge is only 2lbs higher than when scoring at Catterick last month but that was on a soft surface and the Mark Tompkins-trained colt may not be at home under today's conditions so the vote goes to Dahteer, who is preferred to Comic Strip. The last mentioned represents the stable of Sir Mark Prescott and has to be respected after just two starts but has been done few favours with a draw in stall seven. Transvestite has had the three runs necessary for a handicap mark and the John Hills-trained colt may do better now that he tackles nurseries, while Bolton Hall has had the benefit of two starts in this grade and has been given a chance by the handicapper. Langston Boy receives weight from all of his rivals and hails from a stable that does well with its runners in this grade and makes more appeal than Gortumblo, who has failed to progress since making a winning debut. The vote though goes to Dahteer who has a good draw, should have no problem with the ground, has already shown his effectiveness around here and comes from a stable that is beginning to come into form.