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15:15 Chester

Corbettsports City Plate Stakes (Listed) (Class 1)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 1y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £40,000 added
  • Winner: £22,117
  • 2nd: £8,385
  • 3rd: £4,196
  • 4th: £2,090
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 27.37s
  • Off Time: 15:20:33
  • 9 Ran
1(10)
Silk - Light Blue and Red (quartered), White sleeves, Red cap

Chessman (IRE)

29 pt D
50/1
  • Form 227-355
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 95

in touch in rear, wide and headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, nearest finish

2(7)
Silk - White, white and dark green diabolo on sleeves, dark green cap

Kimberella

14 CD
9/1
  • Form 631728
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 107

raced wide tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong

3(6)
Silk - Purple, white hoops, purple sleeves, white stars
3/1
  • Form 5-13202
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 108

close up on inner, headway to lead approaching final furlong, soon pressed, ran on gamely

4(8)
Silk - Yellow, purple and yellow halved sleeves, yellow and purple quartered cap
14/1
  • Form 0717-40
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 102

raced wide close up, ridden to chase leader 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong

5(1)
Silk - Silver, tassel on cap
3/1
  • Form 225105
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 105

led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong

6(2)
Silk - Green and Gold stripes
5/1
  • Form 700131
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 92

pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

7(9)
Silk - Dark Green, Yellow hoop, Yellow cap

Promising (IRE)

22 h BF
33/1
  • Form 2/3-5215
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 85

in touch in rear, headway on inner 3f out, ridden to press winner just inside final furlong, ran on

8(3)
Silk - Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap

Simply Me

254 p D
50/1
  • Form 361580-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 81

in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

10(5)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap

Shabaaby

27 BF
8/1
  • Form 3114-34
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 103

in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

9(4)
NR

Arbalet (IRE)

24 t D
7/2
  • Form 136-715
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 104

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Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Always a competitive contest with many chances including a pair of useful three-year-olds. However, Shabaaby has yet to tackle this trip whereas ARBALET (NAP) performed commendably at Royal Ascot when fifth in the Jersey Stakes and this appears his ideal trip. He's well drawn to gain a good early position and may have too much class for this field. Kimberella, a tough as nails sprinter, could find 7f too taxing at this level and Oh This Is Us rates the main danger. The Hannon inmate is a solid, reliable performer in this class and looks best of the older brigade. Lake Volta, drawn perfectly for Franny Norton to exhibit his expertise around here, also makes the shortlist.

Formwatch

Chessman (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) In touch in rear, effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 15l behind Sovereign Debt (9-7) at York 1m lst stks (1) gf in Jun.

Kimberella 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Above The Rest (9-3) at Newcastle 6f Grp 3 stks (1) pol in Jun.

Oh This Is Us (IRE) Evensfav (9-6) Tracked leading pair, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, rallied in 2nd inside final furlong and kept on, always held, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Zhui Feng (9-6) at Windsor 1m lst stks (1) gf in Jun.

Tommy Taylor (USA) 50-1 (9-6) Raced centre to far side, chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden hung right and weakened over 1f out, 21st of 28, 8l behind Bacchus (9-6) at Ascot 6f hcp stks (2) gf in Jun.

Lake Volta (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Led until over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 7l behind Sir Dancealot (9-5) at Newmarket 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gf in Jun.

Make Music 7-2 (9-13) Made all, edged right over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Haydock 7f hcp fll (2) gf in Jul beating Excellent Times (9-2) by 3/4l, 4 ran.

Promising (IRE) 9-4fav (9-12) Took keen hold, prominent, led over 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 13 1/4l behind Homeopathic (9-0) at Newmarket 7f hcp fll (3) gf in Jun.

Simply Me 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inside, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 6l behind Muffri'Ha (9-3) at Lingfield 1m lst fll stks (1) pol in Nov.

Shabaaby 11-8fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, not clear run briefly inside final 2f, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on towards finish, no chance with winner, 4th of 5, 3 1/4l behind Cardsharp (8-12) at Salisbury 6f lst stks (1) gf in Jun.

Arbalet (IRE) 100-1 (9-1) Behind in centre, headway chasing leaders 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 21, 6l behind Expert Eye (9-1) at Ascot 7f Grp 3 stks (1) gf in Jun.