16:20 Chester

Saturday 13 July 2019

All14:0014:3515:1015:4516:2016:5517:30
  • Walker Smith Handicap
  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   1m 2f 70y  |   Good  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 16:21  |   Winning time: 2m 14.72s
1st
Horse silk
6
(9)
6/1
T: Tom CloverJ: Jack Mitchell
Made virtually all, ridden 2f out, driven inside final furlong, held on well op 8/1 tchd 9/1
2nd
Horse silk
½
3
(2)
9/1
T: T D BarronJ: R P Downey
Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, headway and hung left over 1f out, went 2nd and stayed on inside final furlong, just held by winner op 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
¾
10
(12)
48-13
33/1
T: M ApplebyJ: William Cox (3)
Soon chasing winner, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd and switched right inside final furlong, 3rd and no extra close home op 25/1
4th
Horse silk
½
9
(1)
3/1f
T: M WalfordJ: A Mullen
Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, not quicken over 1f out, kept on final 75 yards op 11/4 tchd 5/2
5th
Horse silk
nk
4
(8)
11/1
T: J TuiteJ: K Shoemark
Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung left, kept on inside final furlong op 12/1 tchd 10/1
6th
Horse silk
1
11
(11)
9/2
T: R A FaheyJ: Barry McHugh
Slowly away, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, not pace to trouble leaders tchd 4/1
7th
Horse silk
hd
1
(3)
9/2
T: Ian WilliamsJ: R Kingscote
Held up towards rear, kept on final 100 yards, never dangerous op 15/2 tchd 5/1
8th
Horse silk
nk
12
(5)
12/1
T: J W UnettJ: Gabriele Malune (3)
Mid-division, not much room over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, never dangerous op 11/1 tchd 10/1 and tchd 14/1
9th
Horse silk
1
2
(10)
22/1
T: T D EasterbyJ: Danny Redmond (5)
Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, not much room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 18/1
10th
Horse silk
½
13
(13)
25/1
T: E J AlstonJ: Rhiain Ingram (5)
Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, never involved tchd 33/1
11th
Horse silk
7
7
(4)
9/1
T: K DalgleishJ: D E Hogan (5)
Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, weakened over 2f out op 8/1
12th
Horse silk
3
5
(7)
25/1
T: R MenziesJ: D C Costello
Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, well behind over 1f out tchd 20/1

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Non-Runners

8
(6)
Horse silk
Miss Sheridan50
Weight: 9-0|  Age: 5
T: M W Easterby  J: Nathan Evans
NR
14
(14)
Horse silk
Valentine Mist28
Weight: 8-2|  Age: 7
T: James Grassick  J: Sophie Ralston
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£7.00Pl:£2.40, £3.00, £9.30EX:£67.80Trifecta:£2,334.00Tricast:£1,692.32SF:£60.52Swingers:£14.20, £14.40, £12.20

Forecasts

Bit Of A Quirke (3/1), Dark Devil (9/2), Heart Of Soul (9/2), Miss Sheridan (9/2), Medalla De Oro (6/1), Swift Emperor (9/1), Dragon Mountain (9/1), Redgrave (11/1), Citta D'Oro (12/1), Garden Oasis (22/1), Maghfoor (25/1), Thaayer (25/1), Elhafei (33/1), Valentine Mist (66/1)

Verdict

As usual at Chester gaining a good track position will be vital and last year’s winner BIT OF A QUIRKE looks to have hit the jackpot in drawing stall 1 off just a 4lb higher mark this time around coming here off another Beverley win. Course winner Dark Devil may be undone by the wide draw this time around while Miss Sheridan would be a danger if she could be guaranteed to stay this trip. Swift Emperor is another to have struck lucky in the Chester draw lottery but he’s not the easiest to win with often flattering to deceive. Citta D’Oro nicely berthed in stall 5 makes some appeal if you can overlook his seemingly poor run last time when badly drawn.
  1. Bit Of A Quirke
  2. Citta D'Oro
  3. Dark Devil

Previous Winners

2018
Bit Of A Quirke
Weight: 8-10  |Age: 5
7/2

Prize Money

1st: £6,340.002nd: £1,886.003rd: £943.004th: £500.005th: £500.006th: £500.007th: £500.008th: £500.00

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