Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:20 Addleshaw Goddard Dee Stakes 1m 2f 75y

  • Winner £28,385 2nd £10,760 3rd £5,385 4th £2,685
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 11.24s
  • Off time: 14:20:44
14:20 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Glen's Diamond 2/1
2nd Maqaraat (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 311-1 Red, White braces, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Glen's Diamond 13
Nag me
3 8-12 R A Fahey P Hanagan 98 2/13.00
2 (6) 5-1 Royal blue Laajooj (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-12 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 85 5/16.00
3 (2) 5-2 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Maqaraat (IRE) 23
Nag me
3 8-12 B W Hills R Hills 5/23.50
4 (4) 21244-4 Maroon, light blue epaulets, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, quartered cap The Paddyman (IRE) 23
Nag me
3 8-12 W J Haggas R L Moore 106 4/15.00
5 (1) 8313-15 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Tinkertown (IRE) 27
Nag me
3 8-12 P F I Cole J P Spencer 99 11/112.00
6 (5) White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Tlaad (USA)
Nag me
3 8-12 C E Brittain P Robinson 40/141.00

Verdict

Glen's Diamond is still improving but may not take his chance here if the ground remains on the fast side of good. The Paddyman was a smart two-year-old but takes a big step up in distance after finishing fourth in the European Free Handicap over 7f at Newmarket, though his pedigree suggests he should stay. Laajooj made a winning reappearance in a maiden at Newbury and has several big-race entries, but Tinkertown had his limitations exposed at Lingfield last time and this is a big ask for newcomer Tlaad. MAQARAAT couldn't quite get to Ocean War at Newmarket last month but the winner franked the form in a Listed race at the same track last week and Barry Hills' grey may well find the improvement needed to land this.