StanJames.com Chester Cup
Heritage Handicap
£120,000 added,
4yo plus,
2m 2f 147y, Class 2
Wednesday 7th May 2014

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1 Suegioo 10/1
2 Angel Gabrial 7/1
3 Communicator 6/1
4 Mubaraza 4/1F
17 ran Distances: ½l, 3¾l, ¾l
TIME 4m 7.85s (slow by 6.85s)

Suegioo
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Suegioo
Suegioo came with a late run to deny fellow Dr Marwan Koukash-owned runner Angel Gabrial in a dramatic finish to the StanJames.com Chester Cup.

The good Doctor was responsible for no less than five of the 17 runners and his pair battled it out up the straight, with 10-1 shot Suegioo proving half a length too good in the hands of Ryan Moore, despite Angel Gabrial carrying him right across the track.

Jamie Spencer settled Angel Gabrial at the rear of the field until he made eyecatching progress on the turn for home, moving from last to first in around three furlongs before hitting the front at the top of the straight, but the Marco Botti-trained Suegioo threw down a strong challenge and did well to overcome the runner-up's wayward finish.

Moore said: "I had a nice spot in about sixth, I followed Mubaraza and it happened nicely for him. The bit of rain helped this horse. We were flat to the boards for the first quarter of a mile then it steadied up, as it always does."

Botti added: "The gelding operation has definitely helped as last year he ran some good races, but he seems to have matured. He obviously stays and the rain helped. I was really pleased with him and Ryan gave him a great ride.

"He has always shown plenty of ability and ran some big races in big handicaps last season. I suppose it was being well handicapped, the step up in trip and the ground ( which helped him to win).

"While myself and Dr Koukash decided to keep him to around a mile and a half last year, this was obviously a big target with Dr Koukash having such a good record in the race."

The owner said: "A lot of planning goes into this race and if you were to ask me again I'd say the plan for this horse is to win the Chester Cup again next year. We believe Angel Gabrial is a very good horse and he ran a brilliant race today, I'm sure he's got a very bright future. I've won the Cup three times now, I'm taking it home!"

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StanJames.com Chester Cup Heritage Handicap
£120,000 added, 4yo plus, 2m 2f 147y, Class 2
17 ran
Going: Good


Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
SP
Distance
1
Suegioo
M Botti
R L Moore
9st 4lbs
10 - 1
Winner
2
Angel Gabrial
R A Fahey
J P Spencer
9st 2lbs
7 - 1
1/2 length
3
Communicator
A M Balding
Oisin Murphy
9st 4lbs
6 - 1
3 3/4 lengths
4
Mubaraza
E A L Dunlop
P Hanagan
9st 5lbs
4 - 1
3/4 length
5
Glenard
C Hills
F Norton
8st 13lbs
12 - 1
1 1/2 length
6
Shwaiman
J R Fanshawe
F Tylicki
9st 4lbs
20 - 1
Short Head
7
Duke Of Clarence
R A Fahey
D Nolan
9st 6lbs
14 - 1
1 length
8
Brockwell
Tom Dascombe
R Kingscote
9st 1lbs
16 - 1
3 lengths
9
Gabrial's King
D M Simcock
Andrea Atzeni
9st 2lbs
33 - 1
1 length
10
Open Eagle
D O'Meara
D Tudhope
9st 5lbs
25 - 1
3 1/2 lengths
11
Mawaqeet
D McCain Jnr
G Lee
9st 4lbs
14 - 1
1/2 length
12
White Nile
E A L Dunlop
W Buick
9st 2lbs
25 - 1
1 length
13
Clowance Estate
R Charlton
James Doyle
9st 7lbs
12 - 1
3 1/4 lengths
14
Body Language
Ian Williams
S De Sousa
9st 5lbs
14 - 1
Short Head
15
Waterclock
Jedd O'Keeffe
T P Queally
9st 2lbs
22 - 1
1 length
16
Golden Bowl
Ian Williams
R Winston
9st 6lbs
40 - 1
35 lengths
17
Montaser
D M Simcock
J Fanning
9st 10lbs
20 - 1
69 lengths
       

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