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Chester

Thu, 10th May 2012
14:05
Betfair Huxley Stakes (For The Tradesman's Cup) (Group 3), 1m 2f 75y
9 Runners (4YO plus) (Class 1) Total Prize Fund - £55000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Form/Owner(s)
Wearing Details

Weight/Penalty
Offical Rating

Forecast Price*
Jockey/
Trainer

12 Wigmore Hall (IRE) (11F)
5 b g High Chaparral (IRE) - Love And Laughter (IRE) (Theatrical)
419-644 Mr M B Hawtin

9-7  
114

7/1
J P Spencer
M L W Bell

Winner of six races from 1m to 1m 4f on good to firm and good ground. Finished 18l behind Cirrus Des Aigles when fourth of 6 at 16-1 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Prix Ganay - Prix Air Mauritius Group 1 Stakes at Longchamp over 1m 2f (soft) last month.

21 Questioning (IRE) (13F)
4 b c Elusive Quality (USA) - Am I (USA) (Thunder Gulch (USA))
203-212 H R H Princess Haya of Jordan
Cheek pieces

9-3  
114

3/1
William Buick
J H M Gosden

Successful at 1m and 1m 1f on good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 1 3/4l by Penitent when second of 6 at 5-1 on his latest outing in the Group 2 bet365 Mile at Sandown over 1m (heavy) last month.

34 Glen's Diamond (GB) (70F)
4 b g Intikhab (USA) - Posta Vecchia (USA) (Rainbow Quest (USA))
117-546 S & G Clayton

9-0  
106

7/1
T Hamilton
R A Fahey

He has won four times from 6f to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to firm to good to soft. Finished 8l behind Fox Hunt when sixth of 12 at 14-1 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Nad Al Sheba Trophy at Meydan over 1m 6f (good) in March.

48 Hunter's Light (IRE) (180F)
4 ch c Dubawi (IRE) - Portmanteau (Barathea (IRE))
813611- Godolphin

9-0  
110

11/4
L Dettori
S bin Suroor

He has won four times from 1m 2f to 1m 3f on good and soft ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 8-11fav at Lingfield over 1m 2f in November last year, beating Circumvent by a short head.

57 Junoob (GB) (39F)
4 ch g Haafhd - Faydah (USA) (Bahri (USA))
2-14103 Mr R A Pegum
Blinkers

9-0  
101

10/1
R Kingscote
Tom Dascombe

Winner of five races from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good to firm ground and on the all-weather. Third of 5 behind Eternal Heart beaten 3/4l at 9-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m 4f (good) last month.

65 Marcret (ITY) (68F)
5 b h Martino Alonso (IRE) - Love Secret (USA) (Secreto (USA))
133-365 Dr Marwan Koukash
Hood

9-0  
111

6/1
R L Moore
M Botti

Successful at 1m and 1m 1f on good and good to soft ground. Finished 4 1/2l behind Simon De Montfort when fifth of 12 at 10-1 on his latest outing at Meydan over 1m 2f (good) in March. He is wearing a hood for the first time.

79 Prince Siegfried (FR) (21F)
6 b g Royal Applause - Intrum Morshaan (IRE) (Darshaan)
68115-7 Godolphin

9-0  
112

12/1
M Barzalona
S bin Suroor

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m 2f on good and good to soft ground. Beaten 12l behind Questioning at 12-1 when seventh of 9 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Weatherbys Earl Of Sefton Stakes at Newmarket over 1m 1f (good to soft) last month.

83 St Moritz (IRE) (39F)
6 b g Medicean - Statua (IRE) (Statoblest)
122-60D Mr Billy Hughes

9-0  
106

16/1
Adrian Nicholls
D Nicholls

Winner of six races from 7f to 1m 2f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Third of 8 behind Penitent beaten 1/2l at 5-1 on his latest outing at Doncaster over 1m (good) last month.

96 Myplacelater (GB) (29F)
5 ch m Where Or When (IRE) - Star Welcome (Most Welcome)
6845-08 Dr Marwan Koukash

8-11  
98

14/1
F Norton
R A Fahey

Winner of five races from 1m 1f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to soft and on the all-weather. Beaten 8l behind Electrolyser at 20-1 when eighth of 9 on her latest outing at Nottingham over 1m 6f (good to soft) last month.

Race Verdict

Top-class winner Wigmore Hall is sure to have his supporters but the 4lb penalty he is forced to shoulder just tilts the balance in favour of the in-form QUESTIONING. John Gosden's 4-y-o has really got his act together this season, sandwiching his Earl Of Seton defeat of Twice Over with two fine runner-up efforts to Penitent, the most recent of which coming in particularly testing conditions at Sandown. He could prove a tough nut to crack from his low draw, although Hunter's Light ended last season in splendid form and is himself proven with plenty of cut in the ground.

Selection: Questioning        Danger: Wigmore Hall        Alternative: Hunter's Light
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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