Windsor

  • 19:00 Boodles Diamond Handicap1m 67y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 41.69s
  • Off time: 19:00:39
19:00 Windsor Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Soaring Spirits (IRE) 3/1
2nd Rioja Day (IRE) 25/1
3rd Makin (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 822-475 Red, Yellow spots, sleeves and cap Soaring Spirits (IRE) 19
3 9-7 b R Varian Andrea Atzeni 70 3/14.00
2 (2) 021-79 Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Makin (IRE) 73
3 9-5 t M Botti N Callan 68 12/113.00
3 (9) 51-8794 Purple, light blue chevrons on sleeves Santo Prince (USA) 30
3 9-4 M L W Bell Jim Crowley 67 8/19.00
4 (4) 076-18 Black, Yellow cap Blackball (USA) 38
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-4 b D R Lanigan T E Durcan 67 11/26.50
5 (1) 821216 Yellow, Black chevrons, Yellow sleeves, Black stars, hooped cap The Scuttler (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
3 9-3 M R Channon Charles Bishop (3) 66 6/17.00
6 (7) 8-0433 Yellow, white epaulets Admirable Art (IRE) 35
Beaten Favourite
3 9-2 A W Carroll R L Moore 65 11/43.75
7 (6) 0-65 White, Royal Blue cross belts, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and star on Red cap Estibdaad (IRE) 9
3 9-1 A J Honeyball S J Drowne 64 20/121.00
8 (8) 704-675 Red, White cross belts, halved sleeves Admirals Walk (IRE) 10
3 8-11 pt S Kirk L P Keniry 60 16/117.00
9 (5) 6254-00 White, maroon star, maroon sleeves, white armlets, white cap, maroon star Rioja Day (IRE) 9
3 8-11 b1 C Hills Martin Lane 60 25/126.00

Verdict

Admirable Art had looked on the upgrade before a disappointing run when well backed at Chepstow and that didn't appear to be his true form. He's expected to do better but SOARING SPIRITS earns the vote as though he's shown his best form on Polytrack he's been handed a chance by the assessor who has dropped him enough to get into this 0-70 handicap. Blackball was raised 8lb for his Yarmouth victory and never got going at Redcar subsequently while the normally consistent The Scuttler finished last at Chepstow after his Pontefract success.