Chester

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

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 56.13s
  • Off time: 14:48:19
14:45 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mount Athos (IRE) 11/8
2nd Mad Moose (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 431224- Dark green, red cross belts, hooped sleeves, red cap Communicator 163
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-0 A M Balding David Probert 98 13/27.50
2 (6) 1 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Mad Moose (IRE) 14
Nag me
9 9-0 N A Twiston-Davies D Tudhope 79 20/121.00
3 (3) 1243/10- Dark Blue Memphis Tennessee (IRE) 321
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-0 A P O'Brien R L Moore 117 6/52.20
4 (5) 4/11150- Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mount Athos (IRE) 166
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-0 L M Cumani J P Spencer 117 11/82.38
5 (4) 2- BLACK, red spots, black cap, white spots Zafarqand (IRE) 393
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-0 P O Brady J Fanning 50/151.00
6 (1) 600600/ White, Grey epaulets Luthien (IRE) 633
Nag me
7 8-11 A M Hales N Mackay 47 100/1101.00

Verdict

This looks a match on official ratings. Memphis Tennessee has his first start since going wrong in the Hardwicke at Ascot last June. He'd won last year's renewal of this in soft ground before that and has obvious claims but MOUNT ATHOS may prove too good this time around. The latter was beaten in Group 1 races at the end of last season but had landed a treble in fine style earlier culminating with victory in the Geoffrey Freer at Newbury. Luca Cumani's charge goes well fresh and gets the nod. The remainder will do well to be involved in the finish with Communicator looking the best of those ahead of last year's Gowran winner Zafarqand.