By Sam Turner For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:49 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 22:49 BST, 4 May 2021
The withdrawal of Sir Lamorak has robbed Wednesday’s Chester Vase of some glamour but connections of WIRKO (Chester, 3.15) won’t care.
Sir Lamorak’s absence from the Group Three feature, along with that of stablemate San Martino because of ground fears, leaves Wirko with just one Irish rival to fend off in the shape of Sandhurst.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Wirko required all of the 10-furlong trip at Epsom on his comeback, so a stamina test such as today’s could well see further improvement for a colt bred for middle distances and with some cut in the ground.
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A repeat of his Epsom success on the clock would see him in with a leading chance in the Cazoo Derby.
The form of the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket last autumn took a handsome boost when third-home Mother Earth snugly landed the 1,000 Guineas on Sunday.
DUBAI FOUNTAIN (Chester, 2.15) found herself marooned on the far rail that day and did well to finish fourth. She is another expected to relish conditions on the Roodee and can take the Cheshire Oaks.