Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes
Group 3, Chester 15:10
£75,000 added,
4yo plus,
1m 5f 89y, Class 1  
Friday 8th May 2015

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1 Clever Cookie 8/1
2 Tac De Boistron 11/10F
3 Deuce Again 8/1
8 ran Distances: 1¼l, 6l, 18l
TIME 3m 3.15s (slow by 15.15s)

Clever Cookie battles back under Graham Lee to take the scalp of Tac de Boistron in the Ormonde Stakes

Clever Cookie
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Clever Cookie

Clever Cookie stayed on best of all in desperate conditions to land the prize on the Roodee.

Big Orange, Fattsota and Windshear played their part up front in the extended one-mile-five-furlong event, but it was all change as they were swamped by the strong-travelling Tac De Boistron (11-10 favourite), who raced into a couple of lengths' lead swinging off the final turn.

Tac De Boistron

Tac De Boistron
The race looked to be in the hands of Marco Botti's well-supported grey, but under a strong drive from Graham Lee, Clever Cookie reeled in the multiple Group One winner before going on to take the Group Three event by a length and a quarter.

Deuce Again was a further six lengths adrift in third.

Winning trainer Peter Niven said: "Last week that horse was beaten by a 64-rated hurdler on the gallops. He is phenomenal.

"He doesn't want it quick and it took a bit of time to get him back from the Magnet Cup (John Smith's Cup, at York), but he still ran great races. He is an incredible horse. If it rains he will go to the Ascot Gold Cup.

"He wasn't travelling for Graham in the first half-mile and he has come there and ended up beating a horse rated 117."


Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes (Group 3)
£75,000 added, 4yo plus, 1m 5f 89y, Class 1£1012
8 ran
Going: Soft

Pos Draw Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (7) Clever Cookie 8/1 G Lee
P D Niven 7
2nd (8) Tac De Boistron (FR) 11/10f M Harley
M Botti 8
3rd (2) 6 Deuce Again 8/1 R Havlin
J H M Gosden 4
4th (3) 18 Big Orange 6/1 T P Queally
M L W Bell 4
5th (6) Windshear 5/1 R L Moore
R Hannon 4
6th (1) 5 Aussie Reigns (IRE) 50/1 Jim Crowley
W J Knight 5
7th (4) s.h Montefeltro 40/1 Robert Tart
B Ellison 7
8th (5) 30 Fattsota 10/1 D Tudhope
D O'Meara 7

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