A decent handicap and THE KIDDYKID can follow up a recent course success although Medicea Sidera and Dabbers Ridge will make life difficult. The Kiddykid posted something of a shock when obliging at the top of the month, especially in light of a poor draw on the day. He seems to like the Chester air and with a fair draw and only a 3lb rise in the weights to overcome, he has a solid chance of a follow up. Connections have talked of a Turkish Group 2 for Medicea Sidera. She is clearly on the upgrade but the draw has done her few favours this afternoon. Dabbers Ridge is the class act in the race but having started the season with a promising victory at Warwick, it has been downhill ever since. Sir Xaar won well at Newcastle and has the one box today. That said, he was disappointing on a previous visit to the track so a note of caution is advised. Keep Discovering has plenty of early pace and it would be no surprise to see him dictating the early fractions. Kafuu was considered to be something of a horse for the future when with Jeremy Noseda before the wheels came off. He seems to have been revitalised by a switch to Simon Callaghan's. King's Bastion is the archetypal seven furlong specialist and should run his race. Fathsta has been inconsistent but on a going day and from a good draw, he could make a mockery of his likely odds. Good stuff and The Kiddykid edges the verdict.
Dabbers Ridge (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed 2f out, soon weakened, last of 18, 20l behind Little White Lie (9-0) at Newmarket 7f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Medicea Sidera 11-2 (9-2) Made all, ridden 2f out, stayed on and edged right towards finish, gamely, won at Newmarket 7f fll hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul beating Meydan Princess (8-11) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Sir Xaar (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway 2f out, driven to lead 1f out, ridden, kept on final furlong, won at Newcastle 7f hcap (3) gf in Jul beating Countdown (8-13) by a nk, 11 ran.
Keep Discovering (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, led approaching final furlong, ran on strongly, ridden out, won at Sandown 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs beating Signor Peltro (9-8) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Kafuu (IRE) 3-1 (10-0) Led, steady pace, quickened halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 7, 7l behind Master of Arts (9-12) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Jul.
South Cape 6-1 (8-10) Always behind, 10th of 11, 10l behind Kalahari Gold (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Heywood 6-1 (9-5) Pulled hard, mid-division, headway over 2f out, not clear run, switched right well over 1f out, bumped just inside final furlong, one pace, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Daaweitza (9-0) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Kings Point (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened quickly, 7th of 15, 5l behind Irish Mayhem (9-1) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol.
King's Bastion (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway and switched right to stand side rail over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, gaming near finish, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Underworld (9-7) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Daaweitza 12-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, mid division on outer, weakened 2f out, last of 13, 14l behind The Kiddykid (9-1) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Fathsta (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Signor Peltro (8-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
The Kiddykid (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd beating South Cape (8-12) by a hd, 13 ran.
Gallantry 20-1 (9-11) In touch, effort well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 21l behind Irish Mayhem (9-1) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol.
Bel Cantor 8-1 (8-6) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Valery Borzov (9-11) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.