Forest Ranger followed up his Group 3 in the Sefton Stakes at Newmarket last month with a Group 2 win in the Huxley Stakes at Chester. He needed to prove himself at the trip and jockey Tony Hamilton wasn’t sure if he would handle to tight track because he’s such a big horse but he put all doubts to rest with an impressive win. He tracked the favourite Eminent and when he dropped away after the turn for home Forest Ranger was left to battle for the win from the front. He stayed on strongly to win by a length-and-a-quarter. A fantastic result for owners Norman and Helen Steel. Richard also ended the three day festival as leading trainer with 3 wins, 4 seconds and a third.