Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:20 Betfair Huxley Stakes 1m 2f 75y

  • Winner £28,385 2nd £10,760 3rd £5,385 4th £2,685
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.54s
  • Off time: 14:21:04
14:20 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Await The Dawn (USA) 8/11
2nd Distant Memories (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 17/11- Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Await The Dawn (USA) 243
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-3 A P O'Brien R L Moore 120 8/111.73
2 (1) 75117-3 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Critical Moment (USA) 8
Nag me
4 9-0 B W Hills M Hills 108 8/19.00
3 (3) 212313- Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Distant Memories (IRE) 215
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 T P Tate J P Spencer 114 6/17.00
4 (6) 62018-3 Purple, Light Blue chevron, Light Blue cap Dream Eater (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 9-0 t A M Balding J Fortune 116 7/18.00
5 (4) 41011-6 Emerald green, white sash, yellow seams, emerald green and yellow check sleeves, white cap with pom pom Forte Dei Marmi 21
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-0 L M Cumani L Dettori 111 15/28.50
Non runners
6 (2)6530-81Light From Mars69-0D NichollsP Hanagan101

Verdict

Some useful performers have won this in the past and AWAIT THE DAWN should join them. Aidan O'Brien's Giant's Causeway colt has a penalty for his facile victory in a Leopardstown Group 3 in September but looked a potential top-class performer that day and has entries in all the major summer events. Forte Dei Marmi should make the transition to pattern races this campaign and will be better for his recent run but Distant Memories would prefer some give in the ground and he's unlikely to get that here. Dream Eater may prove the chief threat as he's been placed at a higher level than this though he's yet to win after 21 attempts at Group level.