Chester

  • 16:50 Stella Artois Maiden Stakes6f 18y

  • Winner £6,469 2nd £1,925 3rd £962 4th £481
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.95s
  • Off time: 16:51:06
16:50 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bethany Bay (IRE) 5/2
2nd Martial Art (IRE) 9/4
3rd Superboot (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (8) Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Dark Blue cap Deva Victrix
Nag me
3 9-5 Mrs L Williamson M Coumbe (3) 50/151.00
3 (7) 204264- Yellow, dark blue spots on sleeves Martial Art (IRE) 170
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 9-5 A M Balding David Probert 77 9/43.25
4 (1) Purple, White spots on sleeves and cap Superboot (IRE)
Nag me
3 9-5 M Wigham R Winston 6/17.00
5 (9) 56-347 Black, Red epaulets, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Bethany Bay (IRE) 19
Nag me
3 9-0 J P Shanahan T P O'Shea 80 5/23.50
6 (6) 5 White, red seams, royal blue sleeves, red cap Greek Spirit (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 9-0 J Noseda S Sanders 3/14.00
7 (5) 37932-6 Light Blue, Red stripe, Red sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap, Red spots Only For You 5
Nag me
3 9-0 A D Brown F Norton 56 16/117.00
8 (2) 9 Orange, Maroon sash Serendippidy 22
Nag me
3 9-0 J W Unett Liam Jones 33/134.00
9 (3) 8623-6 MAROON, LIGHT BLUE chevron and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON spots Showtime Girl (IRE) 15
Nag me
3 9-0 T D Easterby J P Sullivan 65 10/111.00
Non runners
1 (4)9-Babylon Candle39-5Mrs L WilliamsonD Nolan

Verdict

Pat Shanahan has found it impossible to get a race out of BETHANY BAY so far but this looks her best opportunity to date. She ran well on her reappearance at Limerick and was sent for a Group 3 at the Curragh where not surprisingly she didn't make the grade and this looks more her class. Martial Art started off very well last season and should have found a race tough he was beaten at short prices on his final two starts. Showtime Girl will probably need a handicap to get off the mark but Greek Spirit may be capable of better as she was forced wide on her debut at Lingfield and had little chance after.