Chester

  • 15:15 Boodles Diamond Eternity Handicap7f 122y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 37.01s
  • Off time: 15:16:08
15:15 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Yaa Wayl (IRE) 7/2
2nd Our Joe Mac (IRE) 7/1
3rd Burghley 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 15 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Bullwhip (IRE) 19
3 9-4 J H M Gosden W Buick 98 5/16.00
2 (7) 153-8 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Syrian 21
3 8-12 M L W Bell J P Spencer 92 16/117.00
3 (4) 213-10 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Jarrow (IRE) 19
Beaten Favourite
3 8-10 M Johnston J Fanning 90 8/19.00
4 (6) 41242- YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Yaa Wayl (IRE) 194
3 8-8 M A Jarvis P Robinson 88 7/24.50
5 (12) 315- Red, Emerald Green epaulets, Red sleeves, Emerald Green diamonds, Emerald Green cap, Red star Our Joe Mac (IRE) 229
Beaten Favourite
3 8-8 R A Fahey P Hanagan 88 7/18.00
6 (2) 219020- Dark green, white cap Sea Lord (IRE) 194
3 8-8 M Johnston R Ffrench 88 12/113.00
7 (8) 6145- Red, White hoop, checked sleeves Transvaal Sky 215
3 8-8 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 88 16/117.00
8 (1) 110-191 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Niran (IRE) 38
3 8-7 C E Brittain C Catlin 87 8/19.00
9 (9) 1435-70 Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Kingdom Of Munster (IRE) 22
3 8-7 Ian Williams T Eaves 87 33/134.00
10 (5) 0-1 Purple, White triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Signor Verdi 16
Distance Winner
3 8-4 B J Meehan E Ahern 82 7/18.00
11 (10) 17 Red, White epaulets, halved sleeves Burghley 54
3 8-4 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 82 16/117.00
12 (11) 62221- Purple, Gold braid, Scarlet sleeves, Black velvet cap, Gold fringe Fine Sight 189
3 8-4 R Hannon F Norton 81 16/117.00

Verdict

Niran may be vulnerable off a revised rating and our vote instead goes to BULLWHIP ahead of Yaa Wayl and Fine Sight. John Gosden's colt only made his racecourse debut at the back end of March and did so in mightily impressive fashion, running out a ready seven-length winner of what is traditionally a warm maiden. The form of the race is yet to be seriously tested, but the visual impression this well-related sort made that day promised much before he then finished behind Dick Turpin when upped in grade. That form looks solid and although well beated there should be more to come now he tries handicap company. Yaa Wayl would've been of more interest had the handicapper not punished him for finishing second on his final start as a juvenile. Still, Michael Jarvis has his string in rude health and this son of Whipper can find the improvement required to feature. Fine Sight runs in the colours of Her Majesty The Queen and must be considered following a confidence-boosting maiden win and one of the horses in behind, Lay Claim, is highly thought of giving the form a decent look. He looks fairly treated off 81 and can go close if overcoming a poor draw. Signor Verdi won a maiden last time but with the market principles running below form he may be flattered and a better bet at prices would look to be Syrian, who had no excuse last time but is probably worthy of another chance as a well-bred potential improver. Jarrow was exposed last time and Our Joe Mac represents an in-form yard but needs to do better and this competitive handicap is taken to go to Bullwhip.