Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:15 BetVictor.com Dee Stakes 1m 2f 75y

  • Winner £34,026 2nd £12,900 3rd £6,456 4th £3,216
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.96s
  • Off time: 14:15:21
14:15 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Magician (IRE) 13/8
2nd Contributer (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 61-1 Dark blue and yellow stripes, white sleeves, dark blue cap Contributer (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 E A L Dunlop G Lee 99 9/43.25
2 (2) 11-3 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial's Kaka (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-12 R A Fahey T Hamilton 91 15/28.50
3 (4) 2-712 Mauve, white braces, striped cap Glacial Age (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 8-12 J Hughes J Fanning 89 25/126.00
5 (3) 9217- Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, Orange Cap Magician (IRE) 195
Nag me
3 8-12 A P O'Brien R L Moore 93 13/82.62
6 (1) 112- Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Willie The Whipper 181
Nag me
3 8-12 Mrs A Duffield J P Spencer 101 3/14.00
Non runners
4 (5)117Holy Warrior (IRE)38-12Miss Gay KellewayN Callan101

Verdict

Aidan O'Brien won this last year with Astrology who ended up setting the pace for Camelot in the Derby. Although he'll improve for the longer trip, Magician's form last season was nothing special and CONTRIBUTER is preferred. He's not in the Derby as yet but this Group 3 looks the logical next step for Ed Dunlop's colt as he won a conditions event at Newbury in good style on his reappearance. Gabrial's Kaka was no match for Mirsaale when third in the Derby trial at Epsom and was due to run in yesterday's Chester Vase. Listed winner, Holy Warrior, lost his unbeaten record in a Group 3 at Longchamp last month while Willie The Whipper has also won a Listed event over a mile although he's yet to encounter anything like fast ground. Glacial Age looks outmatched in this company.