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14:20 Chester

Minstrell Recruitment Handicap (Class 2)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 110y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £20,000 added
  • Winner: £12,938
  • 2nd: £3,850
  • 3rd: £1,924
  • 4th: £962
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 7.31s
  • Off Time: 14:21:20
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1(8)
Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, striped sleeves and cap
  • Form 2-00644
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 98

pressed leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong

2(2)
Silk - Orange, mauve stars, orange sleeves, orange cap, mauve star

Doctor Parkes

10 DCD
6/1
  • Form 812717
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 97

tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, held when hampered inside final furlong

4(5)
Silk - Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves
9/2
  • Form 328270
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 91

taken to post early, slow into stride soon bustled along in rear, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on strongly to lead, won going away

5(3)
Silk - Pink, black sleeves, pink diamonds
12/1
  • Form 314080
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 87

dwelt alway in rear

7(11)
Silk - Red and White diamonds, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap
14/1
  • Form 413108
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 85

raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, soon eased

8(6)
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, PINK chevrons, ROYAL BLUE cap

Even Stevens

203 p D
20/1
  • Form 3988-24
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 85

in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong

9(1)
Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap
4/1
  • Form 3-93791
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 88

held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner

10(7)
Silk - Grey, Maroon chevron, hooped cap
5/1
  • Form 7-32133
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 86

taken to post early, keen tracked leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish

11(4)
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
  • Form 709800
  • Age 8
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 83

led, ridden and headed over 1f out, still every chance inside final furlong, faded towards finish

12(9)
Silk - Red, White diamond, White sleeves, Red spots
  • Form 5-08654
  • Age 5
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 83

pushed along early held up, ridden when hampered over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders

3(12)
NR

Free Zone

18 DCD
  • Form 2-06707
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 95

Nonrunner

6(10)
NR

Baby Strange

14 BFD
  • Form 904183
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 87

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Free Zone and Rusty Rocket are course and distance winners with a high draw while Doctor Parkes, the only other to have won over track and trip, is in stall two. Last year's winner came from stall 14 so a fast start is much more advantageous and, as Rusty Rocket generally shoots out of the stalls he can get involved though he was unplaced from a similar stall here yesterday. The three -year-old New Fforest won easily at Warwick though has much more to do here but ADDICTIVE DREAM is now on his lowest mark for over three years and has lost none of his early pace so is handed the vote. Baby Strange is better over an extra furlong and Smart Daisy K is having her first start in all-aged company. Al's Memory and El Viento fought out a finish over 6f here last month and both have chances in a wide-open event.

Formwatch

Addictive Dream (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Led after 1f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 2l behind Stepper Point (8-11) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gd.

Doctor Parkes 16-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, driven 2f out, headway soon after, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 17, 3l behind Bogart (9-7) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf.

El Viento (FR) 11-1 (8-8) Raced near side, behind, moderate progress inside final furlong, 15th of 20, 9l behind Baccarat (8-9) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd.

Al's Memory (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Raced centre, mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 11, 25l behind Gramercy (8-13) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.

Rusty Rocket (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division and raced wide, lost place over 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, 32l behind Al's Memory (8-10) at Chester 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.

Even Stevens 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, pressed leader inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 4th of 10, 3/4l behind Tarooq (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.

New Fforest 11-4 (8-11) Chased leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Warwick 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Shirley's Pride (8-3) by 3l, 5 ran.

Smart Daisy K 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led after 2f, driven clear 2f out until inside final furlong, kept on, headed and no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Purcell (9-7) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.

Captain Dunne (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 12l behind Doctor Parkes (9-7) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.

L'Ami Louis (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) With winner, led narrowly over 3f out, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Hadaj (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.

Free Zone 7-1 (8-11) In touch in rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, last of 7, 4l behind Stepper Point (8-11) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gd.

Baby Strange 7-1fav (9-3) In rear, headway and not clear run over 1f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 14, hd behind Crew Cut (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.