Boodles Dee Stakes
Listed, Chester 14:40
£100,000 guaranteed,
3yo only,
1m 2f 70y, Class 1   
Thursday 11th May 2023

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1 San Antonio 16/5
2 Alder 11/10F
3 Local Dynasty 5/2
6 ran NR: Hadrianus, Passenger
Distances: 1¾l, 2¼l, 4l Time: 2m 19.90s (slow by 11.30s)

San Antonio, a son of  Dubawi,  was having his fourth start and was stepping up to Listed level after winning a Dundalk maiden at the end of March but he overcame the rise in grade to run out a ready winner, scoring by a length and three-quarters from 11/10 favourite Alder.

Winning jockey Ryan Moore had the colt in a prominent pitch from the start and while there was some jostling in behind as they turned for home in the mile and a quarter contest, San Antonio skipped clear when asked to quicken and Alder - trained by O'Brien's son, Donnacha, couldn't get on terms having been held up off the pace through the early stages of the race.

O'Brien said on Sky Sports Racing: "Ryan had a great position on him and he was relaxed. It was messy and difficult for anything in behind. But you'd have to be very happy with him, Ryan said he was relaxed and he'd stay further.

"You could go up in trip or you could go back as he quickened well. You learn a lot from coming here. The lads will decide what they want to do with him but those options (the Derby, Royal Ascot) are all open to him."

Boodles Dee Stakes (Listed)
£100,000 guaranteed, 3yo only, 1m 2f 70y, Class 1
6 ran
Going: Soft, Heavy in places

1 (6)    San Antonio 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 16/5
2 (1)
Alder 3 9-2 Donnacha O'Brien Gavin Ryan 11/10F
3 (2)
Local Dynasty 3 9-5 Charlie Appleby William Buick 5/2
4 (7)
4 Lose Your Wad 3 9-2 Charles Hills Kieran Shoemark 22/1
5 (4)
2 Afterwards 3 9-2 Ollie Pears Franny Norton 33/1
6 (8)
Stormbuster 3 9-2 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 25/1
NR 4 (3) Hadrianus 3 9-2 Charlie Johnston NON RUNNER
NR 6 (5) Passenger 3 9-2 Sir Michael Stoute NON RUNNER

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