16:00 Chester

Saturday 1 July 2017

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Hop House 13 Handicap

Class 4  |   1m 4f 63y  |   Good to Soft  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 16:02  |   Winning time: 2m 42.15s
Weighed In
1st
8
(1)
3/1
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Slowly into stride, took keen hold, soon tracking leaders on inside, lost place over 6f out, not clear run 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well, led towards finish op 7/2
2nd
1 ½
4
(5)
49-11
6/1
T: K A RyanJ: Kevin Stott
Prominent, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, headed and stayed on same pace towards finish op 11/2
3rd
4
6
(2)
3/1
T: R A FaheyJ: P Mathers
Mid-division, pushed along towards rear 6f out, not clear run when effort and switched right over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd well inside final furlong op 7/2
4th
½
3
(3)
20/1
T: E J AlstonJ: Neil Farley
Led, headed 10f out, stayed handy, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out
5th
1 ½
5
(8)
7/1
T: E A L DunlopJ: Nathan Evans (3)
Went right and stumbled slightly start, held up, mid-division 6f out, closed 3f out, 2nd 2f out, weakened inside final furlong
6th
2 ½
11
(9)
38-11
11/4f
T: R M BeckettJ: Georgia Cox (5)
Soon last and switched to inside, pushed along 8f out, rider dropped rein briefly over 1f out, modest late progress tchd 3/1
7th
2 ¾
7
(7)
50/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Patrick Pilley (5)
Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out op 33/1
8th
11
9
(6)
20/1
T: S G WestJ: J P Fahy
Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway on outside 9f out, challenged 6f out, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened
9th
2 ¾
1
(10)
33/1
T: David LoughnaneJ: S H James
Slowly into stride, soon prominent, led 10f out, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out op 25/1
10th
2
10
(4)
16/1
T: A BrittainJ: Connor Murtagh (7)
Held up towards rear, hampered over 7f out, not much room 6f out, well beaten final 3f

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Non-Runners

2
(11)
Modernism21
Weight: 10-0|  Age: 8
T: Ian Williams  J: Josh Doyle

Betting

Forecast

Cotinga (11/4), Hochfeld (3/1), Monaco Rose (3/1), Kajaki (6/1), Michael's Mount (7/1), Modernism (10/1), Hussar Ballad (16/1), Lord Franklin (20/1), Brandon Castle (20/1), Parish Boy (33/1), Foresee (50/1)

Verdict

MICHAEL'S MOUNT is an interesting runner here returned to soft ground and the first-time headgear could see him in an even better light. Hochfield is an interesting runner given his connectios and he has his first start on tur; it would be no surprise to see him run a big race from his pea draw. Cotinga hasn't fared as well with her stall but there's evidence to suggest she is well-handicapped.
  1. Michael's Mount
  2. Hochfeld
  3. Cotinga

Prize Money

1st: £6,225.002nd: £1,864.003rd: £932.004th: £466.005th: £233.006th: £117.00

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