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14:05 Chester

Read Josephine Gordon Blog At unibet.co.uk/blog Handicap (Class 3)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 6f 87y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £18,405 added
  • Winner: £10,582
  • 2nd: £3,169
  • 3rd: £1,584
  • 4th: £792
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 18.07s
  • Off Time: 14:06:57
  • 10 Ran
1st
5/1

      2nd
      8/1

          3rd
          1(6)
          14/1
          • Form: 494184
          • Age: 9
          • Weight: 9-7
          • Official Rating: 88
          • Trainer: R A Fahey
          • Jockey: T Hamilton

          slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 4f out, switched left and stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer

          2(3)

          Baydar

          15 v
          8/1
          • Form: 000-059
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 9-7
          • Official Rating: 88
          • Trainer: Ian Williams
          • Jockey: P Hanagan

          slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, just held

          3(7)
          7/2
          • Form: 25-1066
          • Age: 4
          • Weight: 9-5
          • Official Rating: 86
          • Trainer: A M Balding
          • Jockey: M Dwyer

          slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway entering final furlong, not trouble leaders

          4(9)
          10/1
          • Form: 212210
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 9-4
          • Official Rating: 85
          • Trainer: T D Easterby
          • Jockey: Rachel Richardson

          held up towards rear, some headway on outside over 1f out, no impression

          5(8)
          50/1
          • Form: 270-400
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 9-3
          • Official Rating: 84
          • Trainer: P D Niven
          • Jockey: J Garritty

          led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

          6(10)
          • Form: 340-774
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 9-1
          • Official Rating: 82
          • Trainer: E F Vaughan
          • Jockey: Harry Bentley

          mid-division, ridden 3f out, never threatened, not much room inside final furlong, no extra

          7(2)
          • Form: 10/22-64
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 8-11
          • Official Rating: 78
          • Trainer: J J Quinn
          • Jockey: Kevin Stott

          in touch in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon outpaced, no impression after

          8(4)
          12/1
          • Form: 7/06859
          • Age: 9
          • Weight: 8-11
          • Official Rating: 78
          • Trainer: Ian Williams
          • Jockey: George Downing

          tracked leader, challenged over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, lost 2nd post

          9(1)
          5/1
          • Form: 4304-03
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 8-8
          • Official Rating: 75
          • Trainer: B Ellison
          • Jockey: F Norton

          tracked leaders, not clear run over 1f out, not much room well inside final, no extra

          10(5)

          Ravenous

          22 D
          5/1
          • Form: 522541
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 8-7
          • Official Rating: 73
          • Trainer: L A Dace
          • Jockey: Poppy Bridgwater

          tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, soon strong challenge, led inside final furlong, held on

          Previous results

          In depth

          Verdict

          Plenty of guesswork needed as to which one of these will bounce back to form. Both Stormin Tom and Ravenous won races last month but soft ground is a worry for that pair while Captain Courageous steps up from 1m2f and Project Bluebook hasn’t won on the Flat since 2016. Night Of Glory has won off a higher mark on the all-weather but never threatened here back in May while Suegioo’s success at Pontefract in June is his only win since landing the Chester Cup in 2014. Paul Hanagan could have presumably ridden Suegioo but partners BAYDAR today and the latter gets the vote having tumbled down the weights since notching-up a four-timer in 2016.

          Formwatch

          Suegioo (FR) 10-1 (9-7) Behind, not really going early stages, pushed along 4f out, plugged on final 2f, went 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Davy's Dilemma (9-0) at York 2m hcp (3) gs in Jul.

          Baydar 12-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, in rear, reminder over 10f out, some headway 2f out, no impression, well beaten final furlong, 9th of 15, 6 1/4l behind Archi's Affaire (9-8) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (3) gs in Aug.

          Night Of Glory 8-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Star Of The East (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f hcp (3) gd in May.

          Stormin Tom (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 31 3/4l behind Here And Now (8-13) at York 2m hcp (2) gf in Aug.

          Zafayan (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Led 2f, settled 3rd after 3f, pushed along 3f out, weakened rapidly, soon behind, tailed off, last of 16, dist behind Look My Way (9-3) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (2) gd in May.

          Captain Courageous (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Held up, outpaced 4f out, 4th of 7, 4 3/4l behind Zzoro (9-1) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (3) sft in Aug.

          Project Bluebook (FR) 2-1fav (9-9) In touch, challenged over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 4l behind Master Archer (10-1) at Chester 2m hcp (4) gd in Sep.

          Faithful Mount 10-1 (9-1) last of 9, dist behind Island Brave (9-13) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (3) gd in Aug.

          Always Resolute 11-4fav (12-0) Chased leaders, pushed along 3 out, headway next, stayed on to chase winner after last, kept on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Xpo Universel (10-13) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (4) gs in Aug.

          Ravenous 15-8fav (9-11) Made all, set steady pace, quickened pace 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp (5) gd in Aug beating Sufi (10-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.