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17:25 Chester

MKM Building Supplies Apprentice Handicap (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 127y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £11,447 added
  • Winner: £6,081
  • 2nd: £1,810
  • 3rd: £904
  • 4th: £500
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 36.34s
  • Off Time: 17:26:08
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
40/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    9/2

      1(4)
      Silk - White, gold braid, green sleeves, green cap with gold tassel

      Weellan

      15 D
      9/2
      • Form 4-42124
      • Age 3
      • Weight 10-0
      • Official Rating 81

      short of room soon after start, in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong

      2(1)
      Silk - Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
      7/2
      • Form 252-418
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-10
      • Official Rating 77

      short of room soon after start and badly hampered, soon behind and lost all chance

      3(8)
      Silk - Flame, gold seams, green cap
      • Form 033115
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-9
      • Official Rating 76

      tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong

      4(5)
      Silk - Royal blue, white hoop, striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
      11/4
      • Form 318-355
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-7
      • Official Rating 74

      held up, good headway over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, quickened clear, eased close home

      5(2)
      Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
      • Form 546-234
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 72

      short of room soon after start and hampered, towards rear, weakened over 1f out

      6(6)
      Silk - Pink, royal blue braces
      • Form 5-43562
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-2
      • Official Rating 69

      tracked leaders, effort when not clear run over 1f out, kept on same pace

      7(3)
      Silk - Red, white epaulets, striped cap
      10/1
      • Form 114214
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-2
      • Official Rating 69

      slow into stride, raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out

      8(7)
      Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap
      10/1
      • Form 312333
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-10
      • Official Rating 63

      switched left soon after start to lead, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

      9(9)
      Silk - Dark blue, white seams, red and white diabolo on sleeves, red cap

      Rockesbury

      15 p
      40/1
      • Form 6-69306
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-7
      • Official Rating 60

      tracked leaders, ridden and slightly outpaced over 2f out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      On A May Day is the tricky one. She looked a typical Mark Johnston improver before bombing out at Carlisle and coming home a well-beaten last of five. It's also typical of the yard to send her back into battle just a week after that setback and it's a hard prediction as to how she'll go around such an idiosyncratic track. Weellan is turning into a solid front-running handicapper for David O'Meara and it will be intriguing to see if the aforementioned pair contest pacemaking duties. Plenty of others have form to contend but if there's one to have the race run to suit it's HARVEST DAY. He continues to run well after a sequence of improved performances and this hold-up sort could pick up the pieces if they go too hard up front. Gabrials Centurion, Chai Chai and Glorious Player could all take a hand.

      Formwatch

      Weellan 9-2 (9-8) Soon led on far rail, joined 2f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, narrowly headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places final 110 yards, 4th of 6, 2l behind Fakhoor (9-5) at Newmarket 7f hcp (4) gf in Jun.

      Knighted (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Led early, prominent, pushed along 3f out, switched right 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 13 3/4l behind Escalator (9-4) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.

      On A May Day (IRE) 2-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 14 1/4l behind Equitant (8-10) at Carlisle 7f hcp (4) gf in Jul.

      Chai Chai (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Letsbe Avenue (9-7) at Newbury 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul.

      Gabrials Centurion (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Held up in rear, effort 2f out, went 4th, no impression, stayed on same pace, 4th of 5, 6 3/4l behind Gossip Column (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Jun.

      Glorious Player (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Always prominent, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Golden Guest (9-7) at Doncaster 1m hcp (5) gf in Jun.

      Harvest Day 2-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear but in touch, headway over 2f out, soon switched right to challenge, faded final furlong, 4th of 5, 4 3/4l behind Kalagia (9-7) at Carlisle 7f hcp fll (4) gf in Jun.

      Christmas Night 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leading pair inside final 2f, stayed on same pace final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Onefootinparadise (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f stks (6) pol in Jul.

      Rockesbury 22-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Lord Vetinari (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp (4) gf in Jun.