Boodles Chester Vase
Group 3, Chester 15:15
£120,000 guaranteed,
3yo only,
1m 4f 63y, Class 1   
Wednesday 10th May 2023

1 Arrest 10/11
2 Adelaide River 9/4
3 Hadrianus 6/1
5 ran Distances: 6½l, 10l, 97l
Time: 2m 52.31s (slow by 16.11s)

Frankie Dettori marked his final ride at Chester’s May Festival with a clear-cut success on Arrest, who subsequently became the new favourite for the Betfred Derby.

Six years ago the Italian guided Enable to Cheshire Oaks victory on this card en route to Epsom, and the Surrey Downs looks the next port of call for John and Thady Gosden’s son of Frankel – although there is likely to be a ground caveat to his participation.

A promising performer at two, Arrest finished his juvenile campaign by finishing second to Dubai Mile in the Criterium de Saint-Cloud in October and was sent off the 10-11 favourite for his return in this Roodee Group Three. 

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The Juddmonte-owned colt travelled keenly in the early stages, with Dettori eager not to stride too far forward and eyeball race-leader Hadrianus. But the 52-year-old could not disappoint his mount any longer as the three-furlong pole approached and when letting his mount stride on, the response was immediate. 

Arrest soon cut a lone figure rounding the home bend as Ryan Moore aboard second-favourite Adelaide River and Franny Norton gave chase in vain – Dettori even having time to angle his mount towards the near-side rail in search of better ground as horse and jockey sauntered home to a six-and-a-half-length success. 

Dettori could now have the ideal mount to go in search of a third victory in the premier Classic on June 3 and following Arrest’s Chester success, QuinnBet cut him to 6-1 from 10s.


Boodles Chester Vase (Group 3)
£120,000 guaranteed, 3yo only, 1m 4f 63y, Class 1
5 ran
Going: Soft

1 (3)    Arrest 3 9-2 John & Thady Gosden Frankie Dettori 10/11

2 (2) Adelaide River 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 9/4
3 (5)
10 Hadrianus 3 9-2 Charlie Johnston Franny Norton 6/1
3 (4)
97 Duke Of Oxford 3 9-2 Michael Bell Hector Crouch 16/1
4 (1)
3 Galactic Jack 3 9-2 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 14/1

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