Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:15 Weatherbys Private Banking Cheshire Oaks 1m 3f 79y

  • Winner £22,684 2nd £8,600 3rd £4,304 4th £2,144
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 25.48s
  • Off time: 14:19:03
14:15 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Anipa 16/1
2nd Secret Pursuit (IRE) 16/1
3rd Bright Approach (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 7324-11 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Anipa 23
Nag me
3 9-0 h R Varian Andrea Atzeni 80 16/117.00
2 (9) 1 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Bright Approach (IRE) 26
Nag me
3 9-0 J H M Gosden William Buick 97 5/23.50
3 (1) 4-3 Pink, Royal Blue cap Brown Diamond (IRE) 25
Nag me
3 9-0 C Hills J P Spencer 10/111.00
4 (8) 31 LIGHT BLUE, PINK seams, PINK cap Full Moon Fever (IRE) 25
Nag me
3 9-0 Ed Walker G Lee 75 66/167.00
5 (6) 9411-12 White, Grey sleeves, Black stars, Black cap Groovejet 35
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 P W Chapple-Hyam P Hanagan 83 33/134.00
6 (7) 51- Red, emerald green stars on sleeves, red cap, emerald green star Lady Tyne 193
Nag me
3 9-0 R Charlton James Doyle 90 8/19.00
7 (3) 221- Dark Blue, Light Blue cross belts, striped sleeves, White cap Psychometry (FR) 231
Nag me
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 81 8/19.00
8 (4) 9-211 Mauve, purple epaulets and sleeves, striped cap Secret Pursuit (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 9-0 M P Tregoning Oisin Murphy 79 16/117.00
9 (5) 011-3 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Terrific (IRE) 25
Nag me
3 9-0 b A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 99 15/82.88

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien's Galileo filly, TERRIFIC, improved with each of three juvenile outings and was noted doing her best work late on when a promising third in Listed company at Navan on her reappearance. She looked in need of the run that day and the combination of this longer trip and assured fitness should see her go close in this traditional Oaks trial. Bright Approach is an obvious danger after displaying a stylish turn of foot to mow down rivals on debut in a Newbury maiden. We'll know much more about her after this step-up in grade but it would be dangerous to omit the Gosden filly from calculations. Lady Tyne, very impressive on heavy ground at Newbury last term, and Psychometry, open to plenty of improvement, both look certain improvers at three for their respective high-class yards.