Chester

  • 15:05 MBNA Queensferry Stakes 6f 18y

  • Winner £20,983 2nd £7,955 3rd £3,981 4th £1,983
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 16.23s
  • Off time: 15:05:30
15:05 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Intransigent 10/1
2nd Coulsty (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 147633 Yellow, purple disc, yellow sleeves, purple spots, quartered cap Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
6 9-4 H Candy B A Curtis 107 5/16.00
3 (3) 836360 White, Dark Green star, Dark Green sleeves, White armlets Ballista (IRE) 22
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-0 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 98 12/113.00
4 (5) 31-9053 Maroon and Yellow (quartered), halved sleeves, Dark Blue cap Boomerang Bob (IRE) 22
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-0 B W Hills S Sanders 98 7/24.50
5 (1) 327-177 Royal Blue, White striped sleeves Coulsty (IRE) 24
3 9-0 R Hannon S M Levey 103 14/115.00
7 (4) 21-1105 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ertijaal (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
3 9-0 b W J Haggas P Mulrennan 104 2/13.00
8 (11) 076374 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Intransigent 22
Distance Winner
5 9-0 A M Balding Oisin Murphy 102 10/111.00
12 (8) 930244 DARK BLUE, YELLOW stars, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Body And Soul (IRE) 36
Distance Winner
4 8-9 T D Easterby D Allan 101 9/25.50
Non runners
2 (12)71-1824Eton Rifles (IRE)99-4S C WilliamsNon Runner106
6 (7)396-834Elusive Time (IRE)69-0T KodamaD Nolan94
9 (10)920255Masamah (IRE)89-0M BottiMartin Harley102
10 (9)3-16317Sir Maximilian (IRE)59-0T J PittS Donohoe104
11 (2)112-657Artistic Jewel (IRE)58-9E S McMahonF Norton100

Verdict

There is little between most of these on today's terms. But Eton Rifles needs more cut and Dinkum Diamond is arguably better over 5f. Coulsty and Ertijaal drop back in trip but Intransigent and Ballista filled the places in last year's renewal and should go well. SIR MAXIMILIAN may be less inconvenienced by a wide draw than others given he needs to be held up as when scoring over 5f here in May. He's improved since then and gets the vote after landing a valuable handicap at the Curragh a fortnight ago. Masamah goes well here but will do well to dominate at the head of affairs from an outside draw.