|Group 3, Chester 15:15
1m 4f 63y, Class 1
|Wednesday 6th May 2021|
1 Youth Spirit 15/2
2 Sandhurst 6/1
3 Fancy Man 9/2
6 ran NR: San Martino, Sir Lamorak Distances: 1¾l, 1l, 7l
Time: 2m 45.83s (slow by 10.13s)
6/4 favourite Wirko set out to make all but he was beaten turning in when Fancy Man came with a strong run to pass him and set sail for home.
However he couldn't sustain the charge and Tom Marquand and Youth Spirit came through to reel him in and score by a length-and-three-quarters from the staying-on Sandhurst.
"I was really impressed. It was my first time sitting on him today and all-the-way round he was just coming on and off the bridle, he was struggling to pick himself up," said Marquand.
"We didn't go overly quick but when you get serious on him that's when he gets racing. The owner had Khalifa Sat finish second in the Derby last year. The question about this colt was would he stay a mile-and-a-half? I think he's answered that one well."
MBNA Chester Vase (Group 3)
£80,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 4f 63y, Class 1
Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (4) Youth Spirit 3 9-0 Andrew Balding Tom Marquand 15/2
2 (7) 1¾ Sandhurst 3 9-0 A P O'Brien James Doyle 6/1
3 (5) 1 Fancy Man 3 9-0 Richard Hannon Sean Levey 9/2
4 (2) 7 Wirko 3 9-0 Charlie Appleby William Buick 6/4F
5 (3) 9½ Pleasant Man 3 9-0 Roger Charlton Oisin Murphy 14/1
6 (8) 20 Law Of The Sea 3 9-0 2 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 4/1
NR 5 (1) San Martino 3 9-0 A P O'Brien NON RUNNER
NR 6 (6) Sir Lamorak 3 9-0 A P O'Brien NON RUNNER