Chester

  • 16:05 Merseyrail Maiden Stakes1m 2f 75y

  • Winner £6,152 2nd £1,831 3rd £915 4th £457
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 10.06s
  • Off time: 16:06:27
16:05 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Colombian (IRE) Evs
2nd Tanfeeth 9/4
3rd Change The Subject (USA) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) 8- Black, pink diamond and armlets, quartered cap Ari Gold (IRE) 257
3 9-3 p1 Tom Dascombe Jim Crowley 33/134.00
2 (8) 9 ORANGE, BLACK epaulets Change The Subject (USA) 18
3 9-3 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 8/19.00
3 (6) 3-3 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Colombian (IRE) 18
3 9-3 J H M Gosden W Buick Evs2.00
4 (9) 3 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap El Wasmi 9
3 9-3 C E Brittain P Robinson 17/29.50
5 (7) 62- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Layla's King 161
3 9-3 Jane Chapple-Hyam K Fallon 14/115.00
6 (5) 6 Black, Yellow cap Planetoid (IRE) 16
3 9-3 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 33/134.00
7 (3) 5-4 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Tanfeeth 18
3 9-3 E A L Dunlop R Hills 9/43.25
8 (2) 6 Dark Green, Yellow triple diamond Ash Cloud (IRE) 15
3 8-12 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 50/151.00
9 (4) Royal Blue, Light Green star, Light Green sleeves, Royal Blue stars and stars on cap Leah's Angel (IRE)
3 8-12 M Mullineaux Joseph Young (7) 100/1101.00

Verdict

This has been won by some smart performers in the past, none more so than Harbinger in 2009. John Gosden has every chance of adding to his three previous winners with Colombian who ran well at Newbury on his reappearance, while Tanfeeth finished a creditable fourth at the same track last month with CHANGE THE SUBJECT five lengths further back. The latter looked badly in need of the run on that occasion but an entry in the Group 2 King Edward Stakes at Ascot suggests he's highly thought of. Much better is expected from Henry Cecil's colt here and he gets the nod. El Wasmi has a string of fancy entries and could prove best of the rest.