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15:10 Chester

Krusovice Handicap (Class 3)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 18y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £13,000 added
  • Winner: £8,410
  • 2nd: £2,502
  • 3rd: £1,251
  • 4th: £625
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 15.07s
  • Off Time: 15:12:49
  • 8 Ran
2(6)
Silk - White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap

Pearl Ice

20 D
13/2
  • Form 21880-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 92

tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out

3(7)
Silk - Orange, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap, Orange star

Aubrietia

18 b D
12/1
  • Form 111138
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 92

dwelt, held up in rear, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened

4(4)
Silk - Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap
4/1
  • Form 121-279
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 92

mid-division, headway halfway, chased winner over 1f out, never able to challenge

5(2)
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue armlets
  • Form 44007-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 91

mid-division, hampered over 3f out, under pressure over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer

6(9)
Silk - Maroon, white spots, white sleeves, maroon spots, maroon and white quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 071176
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 90

slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, joined leader halfway, weakened final furlong

7(1)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap

Gatepost (IRE)

17 h BF
9/2
  • Form 80758-9
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 88

led until over 3f out, soon short of room and lost place, rallied over 1f out, stayed on under pressure

8(3)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, pink cap
  • Form 05-2723
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 85

with leader, led over 3f out, edged right over 1f out, stayed on strongly

9(8)
Silk - White, Dark Blue armlets and cap
12/1
  • Form 35600-9
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 83

held up in rear, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong

1(5)
NR

Thunderball

33 p D
  • Form 288100
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 94

Nonrunner

10(10)
NR
  • Form 3080-67
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-7
  • Official Rating 79

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

After an excellent opening campaign, Gatepost was a disappointment last year but was expected to make a successful reappearance here earlier this month only to be outpaced over the minimum trip. Yair Hill has become a specialist at 7f and all four of his victories have been at that trip so it's doubtful he'll have the speed for this but SUMMERINTHECITY certainly will. Dandy Nicholls' charge has won three times over the trip and also from the same mark so gets the vote in a tight handicap. Pearl Ice looks a threat as he scored at Ripon in June from just 2lb lower and will be better for his reappearance at Newmarket.

Formwatch

Pearl Ice 16-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 15, 11l behind Hamza (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf.

Aubrietia (9-3) last of 8, 7l behind Beat Baby (9-6) at Jagersro(SWE) 6f 3yo Listed stks.

Intransigent 10-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, one pace when hampered inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 9th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Yeeoow (9-2) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.

Yair Hill (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Behind, headway on outer 2f out, led inside final furlong, edged left and kept on well, won at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Llewellyn (8-7) by 3/4l, 13 ran.

Forest Edge (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Early reminders, chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure, no impression final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Steps (8-8) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) sft.

Gatepost (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Outpaced towards rear, edging left and no chance when slightly hampered inside final furlong, eased, 9th of 13, 8l behind Forest Edge (8-6) at Chester 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.

Summerinthecity (IRE) 3-1 (9-12) Prominent, ridden 2f out, unable to quicken and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Mont Ras (10-0) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.

Graphic (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, some late headway, never nearer, 9th of 16, 6l behind Hallelujah (9-2) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.

Thunderball 40-1 (8-13) Raced wide chasing leaders, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 25l behind York Glory (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.

Jedward (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run inside final 2f, switched outside over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Towbee (9-1) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.