Chester Vase tips and runner-by-runner guide to Chester 3.15 on Wednesday

Can Frankie's mount deliver an Arrest-ing performance?

Arrest wins at Sandown


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The Chester Vase is one of the principal Derby Trials and a couple of contenders will bid to enhance their reputation ahead of the Epsom.

Arrest is among the leading fancies for the big Classic race and trainers John & Thady Gosden have rerouted their emerging star to Wednesday’s Group 3 at 15:15 after last month’s Classic Trial was abandoned.

The Frankel colt reopposes Ballydoyle prospect Adelaide River from last season’s Criterium de Saint-Cloud after finishing six lengths ahead on that occasion. The unbeaten Duke Of Oxford, Galactic Jack and Hadrianus complete the five-runner field.

The latest Chester Vase odds are on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise Timeform’s guide to the runners as well as betting tips from the racing boffins can be found below.

Chester Vase tips

Timeform: ARREST went close at Group 1 level on his final 2-y-o start and sets a good standard for the rest to aim at. Hadrianus shaped well behind another good prospect from the Gosden stable on his recent reappearance and may provide a bigger threat to the selection than Aidan O’Brien’s Adelaide River.

Chester Vase runners

Adelaide River

Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 2

Winning debut on AW last summer and placed 3 times at Group level in the autumn, although he was 6 lengths adrift of the reopposing Arrest in Criterium de Saint-Cloud on final start. Top Irish stable has outstanding record in this.



Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Jockey: Frankie Dettori Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 3

Most progressive juvenile who scored twice over 1m before head second to Dubai Mile (Adelaide River 6 lengths back in third) in Criterium de Saint-Cloud on final start. This son of Frankel should stay 1½m and looks the one to beat on his seasonal return.


Duke Of Oxford

Trainer: Michael Bell Jockey: Hector Crouch Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 4

Winner of 2 AW novices this spring, looking very useful when scoring by a wide margin over this trip at Wolverhampton last month. Takes a jump in class now switching to the turf but he’s an exciting prospect.


Galactic Jack

Trainer: Andrew Balding Jockey: Oisin Murphy Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 1

Goodwood maiden winner last autumn but his limitations have seemingly been exposed at Group 3/listed level at Newmarket since. The step up to 1½m needs to spark big improvement.



Trainer: Charlie Johnston Jockey: Franny Norton Age: 3 Weight: 9st 2lbs Draw: 5

AW maiden winner in Decmber who was much improved when ¾-length second of 5 to Epictetus in 1¼m Epsom listed race on his reappearance 15 days ago. This longer trip should play to his strengths. Looks capable of even better.


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