Gumdrop broke his maiden at the third time of asking at Chester on Friday pulling impressively clear of the field to win by three-and-a-quarter-lengths under jockey Barry McHugh. Always tracking the leaders he went second as they entered the final two furlongs. He was asked to go and win the race just over a furlong out and responded tremendously to go clear of the rest of the field to record a comfortable success. Congratulations to owners Lady Halifax and Lord Halifax.