Chester

  • 14:55 Matthew Clark Maiden Stakes6f 18y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.00s
  • Off time: 14:58:00
14:55 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st All Or Nothin (IRE) 5/2
2nd Taizong (IRE) 9/1
3rd Economic Crisis (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 5-3 Maroon, Mauve epaulets All Or Nothin (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-3 J J Quinn M O'connell 5/23.50
2 (9) 48 Green, Mauve sleeves and spots on cap Ambitious Boy 127
Nag me
3 9-3 R Hollinshead C Catlin 25/126.00
3 (1) 3 Yellow, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine and sleeves Asian Trader 7
Nag me
3 9-3 W J Haggas Liam Jones 11/102.10
4 (10) 5 Red, White stripe, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap John Coffey (IRE) 45
Nag me
3 9-3 D Nicholls T P O'Shea 16/117.00
5 (7) 3-7 Mauve and purple (quartered), chevrons on sleeves Multi Bene 14
Nag me
3 9-3 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 25/126.00
6 (8) 7 Dark Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Ptolemy 21
Nag me
3 9-3 T D Barron J Fanning 20/121.00
7 (4) 86 Black, orange stripe, orange cap Taizong (IRE) 21
Nag me
3 9-3 Ian Williams S Donohoe 9/110.00
8 (5) 08-3545 Yellow, red cross belts, yellow sleeves, white armlets, red and yellow hooped cap Economic Crisis (IRE) 17
Nag me
3 8-12 A Berry G Lee 51 40/141.00
9 (6) 562 MAROON, LIGHT BLUE chevron and sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, MAROON spots Elegant Girl (IRE) 12
Nag me
3 8-12 T D Easterby D Fentiman 65 17/29.50
10 (2) 0- White, red epaulets, diamonds on sleeves, quartered cap Red All Over (IRE) 256
Nag me
3 8-12 A Berry Matthew Hopkins (7) 66/167.00

Verdict

William Haggas has his string in fine form and ASIAN TRADER makes considerable appeal after displaying abundant promise on his racecourse debut at Doncaster a week ago. He was comfortably beaten by Sir Pedro but his third of 20 after a tardy stalls exit still suggested he's a potentially useful sprinter in the making. Sure to have benefited from the experience, he should be hard to beat having bagged the ideal draw. His main rival appears to be All Or Nothin who showed he'd progressed well from a satisfactory York debut when only beaten a length into third in a Thirsk maiden, though Elegant Girl also showed she was going the right way when putting up an improved showing behind Isola Verde at Redcar last time. However, like Tom Dascombe's Multi Bene, she may do better when tackling handicaps.