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Chester

Fri, 11th May 2012
14:05
Stobart Barristers Dee Stakes (Group 3), 1m 2f 75y
6 Runners (3YO only) (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

14 Astrology (IRE) (216F)
3 b c Galileo (IRE) - Ask For The Moon (FR) (Dr Fong (USA))
133- Derrick Smith & Mrs John Magnier & Michael Tabor

8-12  
108

3/1
J P O'Brien
A P O'Brien

A winner at 1m on good ground. Third of 8 behind Rockinante beaten 2 1/4l at 11-8fav on his latest outing in the Group 3 Autumn Stakes at Newmarket over 1m (good) in October last year.

22 Bonfire (GB) (194F)
3 b c Manduro (GER) - Night Frolic (Night Shift (USA))
13- Highclere Thoroughbred Racing-pocahont

8-12  
108

5/4
J Fortune
A M Balding

A winner at 1m on soft ground. Third of 11 behind French Fifteen beaten 1 3/4l at 13-2 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud over 1m (soft) in October last year.

36 Kingsdesire (IRE) (40F)
3 b c King's Best (USA) - Lucky Clio (IRE) (Key Of Luck (USA))
1-1 Mr Giuliano Manfredini
Tongue strap

8-12  
94

11/2
J P Spencer
M Botti

Successful at 1m and 1m 2f on good ground and on the all-weather. A winner at 6-1 at Doncaster over 1m 2f (good) on his latest outing last month, beating Goldoni by 3/4l.

43 Oxford Charley (USA) (23F)
3 b c Lemon Drop Kid (USA) - La Sarto (USA) (Cormorant (USA))
10-4 Eastwind Racing Ltd And Martha Trussel

8-12  
90

16/1
K Fallon
M A Magnusson

A winner at 1m on good to soft ground. Finished 6l behind Stipulate when fourth of 7 at 16-1 on his latest outing at Newmarket over 1m 1f (good) last month.

51 Prince Alzain (USA) (27F)
3 b c Street Sense (USA) - Monaassabaat (USA) (Zilzal (USA))
3411-2 Mr Asaad Al Banwan

8-12  
97

10/1
M Barzalona
G A Butler

Successful twice at 1m 1f on the all-weather. Beaten 1l by Talwar when second of 5 at 2-1 on his latest outing at Lingfield over 1m last month.

65 Uriah Heep (FR) (20F)
3 b c Danehill Dancer (IRE) - Canasita (Zafonic (USA))
5-2 Sir Robert Ogden,tabor,magnier,smith

8-12  

7/1
R L Moore
Sir Michael Stoute

Placed once in two starts. Beaten a head by Minimise Risk when second of 9 at 9-2 on his latest outing at Newbury over 1m 3f (soft) last month.

Race Verdict

Nothing screams out here as we are dealing primarily with juvenile-based potential rather than current form. However, BONFIRE followed up a pleasing winning debut at Salisbury with a fine effort in the Group 1 Criterium International at Saint-Cloud behind French Fifteen, the form of which looks strong after last weekend's 2000 Guineas. He also handles ground with cut and merits the vote. Astrology showed up well in Group company too last term and anything the Irish champion trainer sends to these shores demands the most serious attention. Uriah Heep looks a potential improver and is not ruled out.

Selection: Bonfire        Danger: Astrology        Alternative: Uriah Heep
* 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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