Yarmouth

  • 16:00 Boodles Diamond Handicap1m 3f 101y

  • Winner £12,602 2nd £3,772 3rd £1,886 4th £944
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 28.06s
  • Off time: 16:00:17
16:00 Yarmouth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Battalion (IRE) 9/4
2nd Thomas Hobson 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 110619 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Royal Skies (IRE) 10
3 9-7 M Johnston K Fallon 100 6/17.00
2 (1) 1-01360 Red, White epaulets, halved sleeves Shrewd 10
3 8-12 M L W Bell Louis Steward (7) 91 4/15.00
3 (5) 4-3811 Maroon, grey sleeves, maroon armlets, grey cap Thomas Hobson 31
3 8-9 J H M Gosden W Buick 88 9/43.25
4 (3) 5241 Dark blue, large yellow spots Battalion (IRE) 43
3 8-2 W J Haggas S De Sousa 80 9/43.25
5 (2) 114946 Light Blue and Red diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap, Light Blue diamond Red Runaway 10
3 8-2 E A L Dunlop P Hanagan (ex1) 79 6/17.00

Verdict

Royal Skies and Shrewd finished practically upsides at Ascot last time though neither looked like winning. The latter is better off on today's terms with an apprentice's allowance taken into account and should figure while Battalion won a maiden race at Ripon last month and may improve past Red Runaway on his handicap debut. THOMAS HOBSON is progressing nicely and landed a double when scoring at Newbury. John Gosden's colt will need to improve again but won well in soft ground earlier and a hat trick looks on the cards.