Today's racecards

Chester

  • 15:20 Stellar Group Maiden Stakes7f 2y

  • Winner £5,175 2nd £1,540 3rd £770 4th £385
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 (5) 62 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Estifzaaz (IRE) 15
Nag me
2 9-3 C Hills T P O'Shea 1001
2 (2) Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, royal blue cap Gabrial's Kaka (IRE)
Nag me
2 9-3 R A Fahey T Hamilton 1001
3 (3) Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, red cap Gabrial's Wawa
Nag me
2 9-3 R A Fahey T Eaves 1001
4 (1) Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Gabrial The Thug (FR)
Nag me
2 9-3 R A Fahey Jim Crowley 1001
5 (8) 56 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Mudaawem (USA) 14
Nag me
2 9-3 M Johnston F Norton 1001
6 (4) 3 RED, ROYAL BLUE seams on sleeves Uncle Bernie (IRE) 28
Nag me
2 9-3 R Hollinshead J-P Guillambert 1001
7 (6) 490344 White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves and cap Annie Besant 15
Nag me
2 8-12 D C Griffiths David Probert 53 1001
8 (7) Purple, large pink spots, pink sleeves, purple spots and spots on cap Cote Reveur
Nag me
2 8-12 D C Griffiths J Quinn 1001
9 (9) White, red chevron, black sleeves, black and red check cap Ishi Amy
Nag me
2 8-12 A J Lidderdale Leonna Mayor (5) 1001

Verdict

Gabrial The Thug is the more stoutly bred of the three Richard Fahey entries and may not have the pace for this but the remaining pair, Gabrial's Kaka and Gabrial's Wawa, have plenty of speed in their pedigrees. Uncle Bernie didn't run badly on his debut here while Mudaawem led for a long way over the C&D a couple of weeks ago and only faded close home. He'll improve and looks the main threat to ESTIFZAAZ, who started favourite on his debut at Newmarket but ran green then showed the benefit with an excellent run in what looked a very strong maiden won by Sanjuro at Sandown. He's likely to be at short odds here but is impossible to oppose.