Boodles Chester Vase Stakes (Group 3) 1m 4f 63y
- (3yo, 1m 4f 63y, Class 1, 4 runners)
- Winner £62,381 2nd £23,650 3rd £11,836 4th £5,896 5th £2,959 6th £1,485 7th £500 8th £500
- Going: Soft
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 43.36s
- Off time: 15:11:20
Berkshire Rebel (IRE) 17
|3||128 9-2||A M Balding||David Probert||98|
Changingoftheguard (IRE) 33
|3||128 9-2||A P O'Brien||R L Moore||96|
New London (IRE) 21
|3||128 9-2||C Appleby||W Buick||99|
Savvy Victory (IRE) 29
|3||128 9-2||S P C Woods||Tom Marquand||87|
Dillian (IRE) 193
|3||92||M L W Bell||Non Runner||105|
Youth Spirit (IRE)
||3||9-0||A M Balding||Tom Marquand||15/2|
Berkshire Rebel was last of three behind two smart Godolphin performers at Newbury and the latter's representative here, New London, will be looking to enhance his Derby prospects after completing a Newmarket double in very good style last month. He faces stronger opposition here, however, with easy Pontefract winner Dillian finding testing ground against him in a Group 1 at Saint-Cloud. CHANGINGOFTHEGUARD was beaten in three one-mile maidens last summer but relished the longer trip at Dundalk. This is tougher but he can take the step-up in his stride.
Dillian (IRE)(8-13) 6th of 9, 3 3/4l behind El Bodegon (8-13) at Saint-Cloud 1m 2f Grp 1 hvy in Oct.
Changingoftheguard (IRE)4-9fav (9-8) Made all, pushed along over 1f out, went clear 1 1/2f out, stayed on strongly under hands and heels final furlong, easily, won at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn pol in Apr beating Artistic Choice (9-8) by 6l, 6 ran.
New London (IRE)6-4 (9-9) Headway to track leaders 8f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f stks (4) gd in Apr beating Aldous Huxley (9-9) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Savvy Victory (IRE)9-4 (9-5) Dwelt, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, pushed along to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, eased close home, won at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (4) sft in Apr beating Thundering (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Berkshire Rebel (IRE)14-1 (9-4) Tracked leader until pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced and weakened, last of 3, 6 1/4l behind Walk Of Stars (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f stks (3) gd in Apr.