Chester

  • 15:50 Boodles Diamond Maiden Stakes1m 2f 75y

  • Winner £7,763 2nd £2,310 3rd £1,154 4th £577
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 13.02s
  • Off time: 15:50:57
15:50 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Space Ship 5/1
2nd Butterfly Mcqueen (USA) 9/1
3rd Number One London (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) Dark blue, large yellow spots Battalion (IRE)
3 9-5 W J Haggas G Lee 10/111.00
2 (1) 3-5 Maroon, maroon and grey check sleeves and cap Dalgig 30
3 9-5 J A Osborne G Baker 14/115.00
3 (9) 85- Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Doctor's Gift 160
3 9-5 Pat Eddery L P Keniry 100/1101.00
4 (5) 3-4 Royal blue, yellow stripe, sleeves and cap Double Discount (IRE) 14
3 9-5 Tom Dascombe R Kingscote 20/121.00
5 (8) 4- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Hasheem 196
3 9-5 R Varian P Hanagan 8/19.00
6 (12) ROYAL BLUE, MAUVE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, MAUVE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, MAUVE star Konzert (ITY)
3 9-5 R Hollinshead T P Queally 100/1101.00
7 (4) 0 Royal blue, white epaulets, black cap Maraweh (IRE) 20
3 9-5 C Hills Jim Crowley 66/167.00
8 (6) 63-3 White, maroon spots on sleeves Number One London (IRE) 18
3 9-5 B J Meehan K Fallon 82 4/15.00
9 (2) 55- RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Revise (IRE) 173
3 9-5 h M Botti A Kirby 40/141.00
10 (10) 3- Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Russian Realm 236
3 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 15/82.88
11 (7) 434-22 Dark Blue, Yellow chevron hoop, Yellow cap Space Ship 21
3 9-5 J H M Gosden W Buick 80 5/16.00
12 (11) 2- Red, White stars on sleeves Butterfly Mcqueen (USA) 201
3 9-0 A M Balding David Probert 9/110.00

Verdict

Sir Michael Stoute and John Gosden have won seven of the last 10 renewals between them. The former is represented by RUSSIAN REALM and the son of the 1000 Guineas winner Russian Rhythm looks the one to be on after an eye-catching debut at Sandown in September. Gosden has the more experienced Space Ship entered and, though he's beginning to look exposed, his overall form puts him in the picture. Hasheem was noted staying on nicely on his debut over a mile at Newmarket in October while Number One London has the benefit of a recent run having run well behind Cape Peron in what looked a strong Newbury maiden. Butterfly Mcqueen is the only filly in the line-up but she made a promising start at Haydock and should do much better this year.