Chester

  • 14:15 Heathcotes Outside E.b.f. Maiden Stakes7f 2y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 26.63s
  • Off time: 14:15:58
14:15 Chester Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kumbeshwar 14/1
2nd Medicinal Compound 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 04 Red, Emerald Green triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Deely Plaza 10
Nag me
2 9-3 R Hannon M Dwyer 17/29.50
2 (1) 06 GREEN, WHITE cross belts, NAVY BLUE sleeves and cap Kumbeshwar 21
Nag me
2 9-3 P D Evans Richard Evans (5) 14/115.00
3 (2) 3 Beige, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Medicinal Compound 15
Nag me
2 9-3 K A Ryan J F Egan 10/34.33
4 (8) 73 Dark blue, white chevron and armlets, red cap Spinning Spirit (IRE) 12
Nag me
2 9-3 J G Given T P Queally 16/117.00
6 (5) 24 ROYAL BLUE and LIGHT BLUE diamonds, striped sleeves and cap Laureldean Spirit (IRE) 44
Nag meBeaten Favourite
2 8-12 R A Fahey T Hamilton 10/111.91
7 (3) 002 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Lilyannabanana 16
Nag me
2 8-12 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 70 9/110.00
8 (7) Emerald Green and White (quartered), White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Purple cap Peace And Glory (IRE)
Nag me
2 8-12 J W Unett R Kingscote 33/134.00
Non runners
5 (4)War Angel (IRE)29-3Pat MorrisStephen Craine

Verdict

LAURELDEAN SPIRIT can land the opener at the main expense of Lilyannabanana and Medicinal Compound. The selection spoilt her chance when she pulled too hard at Goodwood last time but she is well regarded and she had run well on her debut at York. If she can recapture that form here then it should be good enough to see her shed her maiden tag. Lilyannabanana showed dramatic improvement last time at Ayr when she chased home Hold On Tiger on soft ground. She had previously been very disappointing on fast ground and under today's conditions she is one to have reservations about. Medicinal Compound showed some promise on his debut at Thirsk but that was over a mile and he is not bred to suited by this sharp 7f. Kumbeshwar wasn't disgraced here last month and he does have the plum draw today. He can go well at a price, but it will be a surprise if Laureldean Spirit is not good enough to see off her rivals today.