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15:15 Chester

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Boodles Chester Vase Stakes (Group 3)

  • Prize money: £67224
  • 1m 4f 63y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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Boodles Chester Vase Stakes (Group 3)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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4/6 (Won)

  • Win: £1.91
  • Place: £1.10

Form: 3112- BF

Last run: 200 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict

Frankel colt who put up a good fight in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (1m2f, heavy; Group 1) on final 2yo start, pulling 6l clear of third-placed Adelaide River and taking his form figures to 3112; already sets the form standard and there is a clear possibility of further progress this season.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

2

(6)

9th May 2024

Good

1m 5f 84y

Class 1

15:40 Chester

Arrest

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

3yo campaign featured wins in the Chester Vase and Geoffrey Freer, plus good second in the St Leger; appeared to need his Newbury reappearance run and should be spot-on for this return to the Roodee; leading player provided there's no jar in the ground (underperformed on good to firm last year).

15/8

7th

4

(10)

20th Apr 2024

Soft

1m 4f 0y

Class 1

13:30 Newbury

Arrest

9st 2lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

ducked right start and slowly away, raced wide early, towards rear early, headway and prominent after 4f, led over 3f out

11/8

2nd

2

(6)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Arrest

9st 3lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Reappeared with an easy win in the Chester Vase (1m4f, soft) in May; disappointing on good to firm in both the Derby (favourite) and at Royal Ascot, before restating his effectiveness with more give in the ground when making all at 5-6 in Group 3 at Newbury (extended 1m5f, good to soft) four weeks ago; may well have his ground again, brings among the best form with those two wins (particularly Chester) and this trip looks within reach.

3/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.50

Form: 1223-

Last run: 200 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Ballydoyle colt whose solid 2yo campaign ended with a creditable third in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud (1m2f, heavy); finished 6l behind Arrest on that occasion but could well close the gap as he shaped like a 1m4f+ colt and his trainer has won this race ten times; strong credentials.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
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Verdict Starting price

1st

5

(2)

9th Sep 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

16:30 Leopardstown

Adelaide River

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

made all, pushed along and increased tempo 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, ridden out and much reduced lead towards finish

13/8

2nd

1

(3)

2nd Jul 2023

Good

1m 4f 0y

15:40 Curragh

Adelaide River

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

Group 1-placed at Saint-Cloud on final start at two; 6 1/2 runner-up to Arrest in Chester Vase; form of the race has been let down by the winner in the Derby and at Royal Ascot; prominent for a long way before fading into eighth behind Auguste Rodin at Epsom.

33/1

8th

1

(14)

3rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

13:30 Epsom

Adelaide River

9st 2lb

J: Seamie Heffernan

T: A P O’Brien

prominent, led after 2f

50/1

Form: 21-2

Last run: 15 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Made all under Franny Norton at Kempton (1m3f, AW; second start) in December; good second to odds-on favourite in the Blue Riband Trial at Epsom (1m2f, soft; Listed) on reappearance, sticking on well; this son of Galileo should relish 1m4f and looks capable of further improvement; respected.

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12th

5

(15)

25th Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 4f 15y

Class 2

18:55 Hamilton

Hadrianus

9st 3lb

J: Oliver Stammers

T: Charlie Johnston

Has shown some useful form without getting his head in front this season; beat only one in 2m Newbury handicap last month though so needs to get back on track.

20/1

12th

14

(6)

22nd Jul 2023

Good

2m 0f 110y

Class 2

14:25 Newbury

Hadrianus

9st 0lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

in touch with leaders

8/1

7th

5

(14)

1st Jul 2023

Standard To Slow

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:30 Newcastle (AW)

Hadrianus

9st 11lb

J: Oisin Murphy

T: Charlie Johnston

Faded when upped to 1m6f in the Group 2 Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot last week; however, he was wide early and there's some staying potential in his pedigree; third of six in 1m3f Listed race at Goodwood two starts ago and this 3yo, who has run well here, is not written off on his handicap debut.

8/1

Form: 11 D

Last run: 29 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict

Two from two having won AW novice events at Chelmsford (1m2f) and Wolverhampton (1m4f), latter impressively; promising sort but faces a much stiffer assignment on turf debut.

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11th

13

(16)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

15:40 Chester

Duke Of Oxford

8st 7lb

J: David Egan

T: Michael Bell

Remote this time last year in the Chester Vase (soft), also no show at Royal Ascot (good) next time and those have been his only two races on turf; that poses a huge question but he's progressed well coming from off the pace on AW, including for two 2m wins late last year and a fine second at AW Championships six weeks ago; big shout on that form but is drawn wide.

14/1

2nd

10

(4)

29th Mar 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

13:53 Newcastle (AW)

Duke Of Oxford

8st 5lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Michael Bell

Boasts a 50% strike-rate (4-8) on AW; has form figures of 113 since upped to 2m, the wins gained at Kempton in late 2023; absent since running creditably in Class 2 at this course on New Year's Day; each-way claims off unaltered mark.

12/1

3rd

10

(10)

1st Jan 2024

Standard

2m 0f 56y

Class 2

14:00 Newcastle (AW)

Duke Of Oxford

8st 2lb

J: Tyler Heard

T: Michael Bell

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

Form: 316-6

Last run: 21 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Galileo colt who scored at Goodwood (1m2f, good to soft) on second 2yo start; however, limitations have been somewhat exposed in Group/Listed races at Newmarket since; moves up to 1m4f facing a tough task.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

13th

1

(15)

10th May 2024

Good

2m 2f 140y

Class 2

16:15 Chester

Galactic Jack

9st 12lb

J: J F Egan

T: Harriet Dickin

Remote in the Chester Vase last May; won at Salisbury (1m4f, good to firm) last June in first-time cheekpieces but he has not shone since (mostly over hurdles) for four different stables; now tries a visor.

50/1

5th

10

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

18:25 Taunton

Galactic Jack

10st 2lb

J: Harry Reed

T: Harriet Dickin

Tailed off back on the Flat 18 days ago after struggling over hurdles; hardly has his tail up going into this handicap debut from 2lb out of the weights.

40/1

10th

11

(6)

6th Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 7f 218y

Class 2

15:15 Kempton (AW)

Galactic Jack

9st 6lb

J: William Cox

T: Harriet Dickin

Sole AW run saw him last of ten at 100-1 on Southwell Tapeta in late December; that was in the middle of a modest campaign switched to hurdling by new yard and he needs something like his peak Flat form (1m4f win last June in first-time cheekpieces, for Andrew Balding) to hold a winning chance on this first start since leaving Tony Charlton.

40/1

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Exacta £32.00
Straight Forecast £31.60
Trifecta £70.00

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