15:35 Chester

Friday 11 May 2018

All13:5014:2515:0015:3516:0516:4017:15

188Bet Chester Cup Handicap

Class 2  |   2m 2f 140y  |   Good  |   16 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 15:38  |   Winning time: 4m 2.9s
Weighed In
1st
6
(6)
8/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: Fran Berry
Pushed along at times, held up in mid-division, good headway on outside inside final 2f, switched right over 1f out, led entering final furlong, soon clear, stayed on strongly op 7/1 tchd 9/1
2nd
6
7
(5)
15/2
T: H MorrisonJ: Oisin Murphy
Tracked leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner op 9/1
3rd
1 ½
9
(15)
9/1
T: A KingJ: R L Moore
Switched left start, held up in rear, good headway on outside tracking leaders approaching halfway, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, went 3rd post op 8/1
4th
nse
15
(10)
6/1
T: Karen McLintockJ: S De Sousa
Raced keenly, tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3f, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd approaching final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, dropped to 4th post op 8/1
5th
1
3
(7)
11/2f
T: M JohnstonJ: F Norton
Raced keenly in touch, pushed along and lost place 5f out, rallied inside final 2f, plugged on inside final furlong tchd 6/1
6th
nk
2
(8)
25/1
T: C FellowesJ: S Donohoe
Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, hanging left under pressure and switched right inside final furlong, plugged on, no threat op 20/1
7th
1
11
(4)
8/1
T: P A KirbyJ: Kevin Stott
Mid-division, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, plugged on
8th
¾
17
(14)
25/1
T: A J HoneyballJ: J F Egan
Went 2nd after 1f, led over 8f out, clear 4f out until over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, weakened inside final furlong
9th
3
12
(2)
12/1
T: M JohnstonJ: J Fanning
Mid-division on inside, weakened 2f out op 10/1
10th
2 ¼
1
(13)
79-10
20/1
T: I JardineJ: Callum Rodriguez (3)
Raced keenly in last pair, never involved
11th
1 ¾
10
(12)
66/1
12th
10
16
(9)
33/1
T: K DalgleishJ: G Lee
Slowly into stride, always towards rear op 25/1
13th
2
8
(1)
13/2
T: T D EasterbyJ: D Allan
Led over 2f, soon settled in handy 3rd, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out op 7/1
14th
8
13
(3)
10/1
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Tracked leader for 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened quickly over 2f out tchd 9/1
15th
5
14
(17)
68-13
50/1
T: S DurackJ: S W Kelly
Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, soon weakened op 33/1
16th
15
4
(11)
66/1
T: Oliver GreenallJ: P Hanagan
Raced keenly, always towards rear, tailed off op 50/1

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Non-Runners

5
(16)
Saigon City20
Weight: 9-4|  Age: 8
T: D Carroll  J: G C O'Neill

Betting

Forecast

Time To Study (11/2), Dubawi Fifty (6/1), My Reward (13/2), Fun Mac (15/2), Magic Circle (8/1), Stargazer (8/1), Who Dares Wins (9/1), Grandee (10/1), Watersmeet (12/1), Saigon City (16/1), Nakeeta (20/1), Prince Of Arran (25/1), Jukebox Jive (25/1), Silver Concorde (33/1), Cayirli (50/1), Vent De Force (66/1), Shadow Sadness (66/1)

Verdict

Plenty have chances in a wide open renewal of this year's Chester Cup but MY REWARD is the tentative selection. Tim Easterby's gelding brings course form into the race and is drawn well to attack from his inside berth. Fun Mac has won at a higher level than this and ran a fine race in defeat in last year's renewal while Stargazer looked a little unlucky when demoted last time out and should run well again.
  1. My Reward
  2. Fun Mac
  3. Stargazer

Previous Winners

2017
Montaly
Weight: 9-6  |Age: 6
Weight: 9-6  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: Oisin Murphy
  |  
T: A M Balding
16/1

Prize Money

1st: £92,385.002nd: £27,810.003rd: £13,905.004th: £6,930.005th: £3,980.006th: £2,255.007th: £1,370.008th: £920.00

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