Owned by Cheveley Park Stud, The Chemist showed signs of her inexperience when finishing midfield on debut at Doncaster, while the undulations of Newmarket proved a bridge too far on her second outing last month, but switched to the all-weather and given a positive ride from stall five she responded generously to pressure to account for Azpeitia by two and a half lengths.
A homebred daughter of Dutch Art, The Chemist is the third foal out of the Pivotal mare Prescription, who hails from the family of G3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes scorer Clinical, and the medicinal theme now need not encompass a future ‘Paracetamol’, so often the required antidote for the frustration experienced by many owner-breeders when their fillies cannot gain an elusive first win.
However, the capabilities of The Chemist look like extending beyond this afternoon given the authoritative nature of her success and she will hopefully have more offer in fillies’ handicaps across the course of the summer.
Our congratulations are extended to Mr and Mrs Thompson as well as to Jack, who was notching the first treble of his career. The landmark moment only took a little over an hour to achieve as he won the final three races on the Wolverhampton card to continue his excellent run of recent form.
Roger said: "The Chemist has shown promise in her work and I am delighted she has been able to translate that to the racecourse this evening. I hope she can go on from this."