Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:55 Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes 1m 5f 89y

  • Winner £36,900 2nd £13,988 3rd £7,000 4th £3,490
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 52.27s
  • Off time: 14:55:51
14:55 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 11/8
2nd Allied Powers (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 01155-4 White and Yellow check, Red sleeves, Yellow cap Allied Powers (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-0 M L W Bell J P Spencer 111 8/19.00
2 (5) 122360- Maroon, Grey armlets, Grey cap Chink Of Light 283
Nag me
4 9-0 v A M Balding J Fortune 97 25/126.00
3 (1) 212711- White, Red braces, Black cap Harris Tweed 218
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-0 W J Haggas Liam Jones 112 Evs2.00
4 (2) 111/6-3 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 33
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 9-0 A P O'Brien R L Moore 115 11/82.38
5 (3) 220-118 Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Fanditha (IRE) 34
Nag me
5 8-11 M R Channon P Hanagan 88 50/151.00

Verdict

St Nicholas Abbey won the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy as a two-year-old but was an expensive failure in last year's 2000 Guineas and failed to justify a very short price on his reappearance this year at the Curragh. He may have needed that but the jury is definitely out on Aidan O'Brien's charge now. Allied Powers stayed on nicely when fourth to Indian Days on his reappearance at Newbury and should strip fitter here but Fanditha may find this company too hot and Chink Of Light, third in last year's Chester Vase, struggled after and has been off the track for a while. HARRIS TWEED also makes his seasonal debut but won first-time out last year and was still improving in the autumn. This trip is ideal and he should take all the beating.