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15:15 Chester

Sportingbet.com Stand Cup (listed) (Class 1)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 66y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £40,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 34.93s
  • Off Time: 15:15:25
  • 6 Ran
1(5)
Silk - Pink, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap
  • Form 666341
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 114

raced keenly, tracked leaders, led after 3f, ridden 1f out, kept on until headed, no extra near finish

2(2)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE and GREY stripes, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap
11/4
  • Form 12538/2
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 111

slowly in to stride, behind, ridden to chase leaders 3f out, kept on under pressure final 2f, no impression

4(4)
Silk - Maroon, Grey armlets, Grey cap

Hatton Flight

70 b D
10/1
  • Form 8-111U0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 99

in rear, outpaced 5f out, never dangerous

5(1)
Silk - Orange and Dark Blue stripes, Orange cap
5/1
  • Form 596483
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 105

led 3f, tracked leader, lost place well over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no chance with leading pair

6(6)
Silk - Royal blue
5/1
  • Form 136
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-6
  • Official Rating 108

tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased

7(3)
Silk - Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap
  • Form 20-6854
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-1
  • Official Rating 98

tracked leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, soon switched right and ridden, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong to lead near finish

3(7)
NR
  • Form 022060
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 90

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Godolphin can take this Listed prize with URBAN POET; the list of dangers is headed by Blue Bajan and Traffic Guard. The draw is a negative for the selection but Godolphin are in good form at present and this colt does look the class act in this race. He has already run well in Group company but he did disappoint at Goodwood last time and he will need to bounce back from that effort if he is to take this. Blue Bajan is more exposed than our selection but he has a good draw and he ran a blinder when last seen out in a Group 2 event at York when he chased home Ask. Traffic Guard was an emphatic winner at Windsor last month in Listed company when he showed plenty of improvement for the step up in trip. If he can build on that then he has an obvious chance today. Cheshire Prince loves it here and the trainer also does well with his runners at this venue but he is likely to find this race a little too hot, and we will nominate the unexposed Urban Poet as the pick.

Formwatch

Traffic Guard (USA) 3-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, led over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug beating Warringah (9-2) by 8l, 5 ran.

Blue Bajan (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Steadied at start and held up in rear, headway over 3f out, driven over 1f, one paced final furlong, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Ask (8-13) at York 1m 6f stks (1) gs in May.

Hatton Flight 8-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, niggled along 4f out, always behind, eased when no chance over 1f out, last of 15, 38l behind Red Merlin (8-10) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Jul.

Indian Days 40-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, raced wide and soon close up, ridden and every chance approaching 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Kirklees (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f Group 3 stks (3yo+) (1) pol.

Urban Poet (USA) 7-4fav (8-7) Soon tracked leader to 8f out, chased leaders in 3rd, driven along 3f out, weakened tamely, 6th of 7, 31l behind Mourilyan (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f Listed stks gd in Aug.

Snoqualmie Girl (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Mid-division on inside, headway 3f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Tanoura (8-8) at York 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gf in Aug.

Cheshire Prince 20-1 (9-12) Led 2f remained prominent, driven over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 15l behind Lord Theo (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.