Today's racecards

Chester

  • 14:45 Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes 1m 5f 89y

  • Winner £42,532 2nd £16,125 3rd £8,070 4th £4,020
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 5.96s
  • Off time: 14:45:41
14:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brown Panther 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 38/1158- Turquoise, dark blue cap Brown Panther 185
Nag meCourse Winner
6 9-0 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 113 6/42.50
3 (3) 21346-0 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Hillstar 41
Nag me
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 115 4/51.80
5 (4) 5043-66 Purple, White diamonds on sleeves, check cap Banoffee (IRE) 78
Nag meCourse Winner
4 8-11 H Morrison Oisin Murphy 100 10/111.00
6 (5) 425349- Yellow, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap, White star Jathabah (IRE) 216
Nag me
4 8-11 C E Brittain J P Spencer 97 25/126.00
Non runners
2 (1)41136-8Ernest Hemingway (IRE)59-0A P O'BrienNon Runner116
4 (2)8239-38Mount Athos (IRE)79-0M BottiJ P Spencer113

Verdict

The bottom pair look outclassed and Ernest Hemingway has been declared doubtful as has Mount Athos, who won this a year ago. This leaves HILLSTAR, who beat Battle Of Marengo to land the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot before running exclusively at Group 1 level, with little left to beat. He went to Dubai earlier this season where he ran poorly in the World Cup but he is smart and should win good races this season. His main rival is Brown Panther, who runs in the colours of Michael Owen and is smart on his day.