The Chester Vase Derby Trial
Run over one mile, four furlongs at Chester each May during the three day May Festival meeting, the Group 3, Chester Vase has long been regarded as a major Derby Trial and is the first trial that is actually run over the Derby distance.
Race honours have been reasonably well shared by some of the leading English trainers such as Sir Michael Stoute, but punters are strongly advised to look out for horses from the Aidan O'Brien stable as he has saddled two of the last three winners of the race.
The last horse to contest the Chester Vase and win the Derby was Quest For Fame, who was second at Chester before going on to win the Derby in 1990. The last dual winner was in fact the ill fated, Shergar in 1981.
2018 Chester Vase Odds
Odds will appear here when available...
2017 Chester Vase Result
11th May 2017 - Chester - Chester Vase - Group 3 - 1 1/2 miles
Pos. No. Horse/SP Draw Age Weight Jockey Trainer 1 7 Venice Beach 5/2 3 3 126 R L Moore A O'Brien 2 8 Wings Of Eagles 8/1 4 3 126 J A Heffernan A O'Brien 3 6 The Anvil 7/1 1 3 126 D O'Brien A O'Brien 4 5 Tamleek 11/4 2 3 126 J Crowley S bin Suroor 5 1 Count Octave 9/1 5 3 126 D Probert A Balding 6 2 Cunco 5/1 6 3 126 L Dettori J Gosden 7 4 Finn McCool 20/1 7 3 126 W M Lordan A O'Brien 8 3 Druids Cross 40/1 8 3 126 C O'Donoghue J P O'Brien
Aidan O'Brien's Venice Beach was a battling winner of the 2017 Chester Vase, with stablemates Wings Of Eagles and The Anvil back in second and third.
Check the results in full at each of our special Derby trial pages: