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14:25 Chester

Crabbies 'spiffing' Alcoholic Ginger Beer Maiden Stakes (Class 4)

  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 18y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.33s
  • Off Time: 14:25:41
  • 4 Ran
1st
Silk -
1(1)
Silk - Dark Green, Beige star, sleeves and star on cap

Bilash

7
5/2
  • Form 587-022
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 70

broke well, soon tracking leader, under pressure over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong

2(4)
Silk - Light Green, Mauve and Light Green striped sleeves, Mauve cap, Light Green diamond
14/1
  • Form 832-23
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 66

raced wide on 1st bend soon after start, chased leaders, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge

3(2)
Silk - Red, Red cap, White spots
5/6
  • Form 235488-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 88

broke well, soon tracking leader, driven over 2f out, every chance approaching final furlong, stayed on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, ridden out

5(3)
Silk - Light Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, White cap, Red spots
  • Form 4-43
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 70

soon led, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 1f out, headed well inside final, no extra

4(5)
NR
  • Form 6-82
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A small but competitive field goes to post for this maiden and we will nominate LITTLE SCOTLAND to get the better of Song Of Parkes and Bilash. Richard Fahey has got his string in good form right now and this Acclamation filly can keep the momentum going for the yard. She showed some smart form as a juvenile, and although she was outclassed when last seen out in a Group 2 race, this is significantly easier. Song Of Parkes was well beaten on her debut but she has shaped with plenty of promise this season and she wasn't beaten far when last seen out at Doncaster. Bilash has the best of the draw but he is more exposed than most of these and he has failed to break his duck in seven attempts. Mrs Mogg ran her best race yet at Musselburgh last time but she will need to improve again to win this. It will be a surprise if Boy The Bell is good enough, and we are happy to stick with Little Scotland as the one to beat.

Formwatch

Bilash 11-2 (9-3) Pressed leaders, chased winner 2f out, strong challenge inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 10, shd behind Humidor (9-3) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf.

Boy The Bell 2-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, hard ridden over 1f out, not paced to challenge, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Sternlight (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jan.

Little Scotland 33-1 (8-12) Chased leaders centre, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 12, 21l behind Lady Of The Desert (8-12) at York 6f 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Aug.

Song Of Parkes 4-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Victory Ide Say (9-2) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gf.

Mrs Mogg 5-1 (8-12) Led narrowly, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Fairy Shoes (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f mdn stks (5) gf.