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  • 14:00 Chipchase Stakes 6f

  • (Group 3) £50,000 added 3yo+ 8 ran
  • Winner £28,385 2nd £10,760 3rd £5,385 4th £2,685
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 13.76s
  • Off time: 14:00:25

Genki swoops in Chipchase

Super-sub George Baker steals the show in Chipchase Stakes

Last Updated: 25/06/11 5:28pm

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Genki came from last to first in the Chipchase Stakes at Newcastle on Saturday.

Roger Charlton's Genki missed the break in the six furlong Group Three contest but was soon travelling well for George Baker who was riding the seven year old for the first time with regular partner Steve Drowne sidelined through injury.

Baker manoeuvred Genki across the course to make his challenge on the far side of the track and the pair were travelling noticeably well behind the warm favourite Regal Parade.

Genki saw off that challenge but had to repel another threat as Doncaster Rover swooped late down the centre of the course but Charlton's experienced campaigner stuck his head down and battled bravely to score by a head with Regal Parade two lengths back in third.

Long Wait

Baker said: "I had a winner here years ago, but this is the first in a long time.

"Things just didn't work out for him at Ascot. He got into a bit of a barging match and he was a bit fresh.

"This looked an ideal race for a horse of his calibre and he's done it well.

"I think it's genuine good to soft ground, but it's very consistent."

Genki was scoring for the eighth time in his career but looks better than ever this season having added a first success at this level to the Listed prize he landed in April.

On the back of this success, Sky Bet and Victor Chandler cut the winner to 16-1 from 25s for next month's July Cup at Newmarket.

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