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  • 13:45 sportingbet.com Earl Grosvenor Handicap7f 122y

  • £25,000 added 4yo+ 10 ran
  • Winner £15,752 2nd £4,715 3rd £2,358 4th £1,180
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 1m 38.63s
  • Off time: 13:45:39

Full result

13:45 Chester Result 9th May 2014
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (1) Here Comes When (IRE) 8-13 Oisin Murphy (3) A M Balding 4 2/1f
Took keen hold tracking leaders on outside, pushed along travelling well 2f out, led over 1f out, soon shaken up and clear, easily opened 3/1 touched 3/1 £1500-£500
2nd (13) 5 Abseil (USA) 8-9 R L Moore Sir Michael Stoute 4 9/2
Slowly into stride, held up well in rear, good headway on inside well over 1f out, chasing leaders and switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner opened 9/2 touched 9/2
3rd (8) Pacific Heights (IRE) 8-13 D Swift B Ellison 5 10/1
Held up in last pair, headway under pressure over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd last strides opened 12/1 touched 12/1
4th (14) hd Laffan (IRE) 8-8 D Allan T D Easterby 5 12/1
Held up in mid-division on outside, headway 2f out, ridden in 5th over 1f out, kept on into 3rd and edged left inside final furlong, no impression, lost 3rd final strides opened 10/1 touched 12/1
5th (6) Apostle (IRE) 8-8 J Fanning D M Simcock 5 25/1
Chased leaders, went 2nd 5f out, ridden chasing winner and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 20/1 touched 25/1
6th (3) Deauville Prince (FR) 9-7 Jenny Powell (7) Tom Dascombe 4 25/1
Slowly into stride, soon bustled along to lead, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong opened 33/1 touched 33/1
7th (4) 6 Frontier Fighter 8-12 D Tudhope D O'Meara 6 8/1
Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out opened 10/1 touched 10/1
8th (10) 5 Balty Boys (IRE) 8-13 B McHugh B Ellison 5 8/1
Slowly into stride and went right start, towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and beaten over 2f out opened 8/1 touched 8/1
9th (9) 10 Pintura 9-4 J P Spencer K A Ryan 7 10/1
Mid-division, weakened over 2f out opened 8/1 touched 10/1
10th (2) 52 Big Johnny D (IRE) 9-0 G Gibbons T D Barron 5 17/2
Dwelt, bustled up to chase leader on inside and keen, not much room on rail over 5f out and steadied, soon lost 2nd, pushed along and weakened rapidly inside final 5f, tailed off and virtually pulled up final 3f opened 8/1 touched 17/2
NR (5) Set The Trend 9-3 J P Spencer David Dennis 8
NR (12) Kenny Powers 9-1 F Norton Tom Dascombe 5
NR (7) Clockmaker (IRE) 8-9 P Mulrennan C R Dore 8
NR (11) Capo Rosso (IRE) 8-8 R Kingscote Tom Dascombe 4

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £3.00 Tote Place: £1.30,1.50,3.40
Straight Forecast: £10.68 Exacta: £12.60 Trifecta: £97.30 Swingers: 1&2:2.90 2&3:7.50 1&3:7.70

Placepot: £545.20, Pool: £175873.06, 235.45 winning tickets
Quadpot: £74.20, Pool: £8078.24, 80.46 winning tickets

Verdict

Andrew Balding: "He's a decent horse on that sort of ground, so hopefully we'll have a bit of fun. I would think he'll go up in the ratings but the Buckingham Palace at Royal Ascot is a possibility."