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Windshear to blow Ormonde Stakes rivals away

Ryan Moore can be among the winners again on the Roodee, while Tom Dascombe's Neutron Bomb can score as wellWINDSHEAR can give Ryan Moore more success at Chester with victory in the Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes (3.10pm) on the final day of the May Festival.

Moore is in sparkling form at present and he can land the Group Three feature on board Richard Hannon’s four-year-old.

It will be Windshear’s third run already this season, but his two previous efforts put him in with a good chance in the Ormonde.

He won on his seasonal return in a Conditions contest at Doncaster and wasn’t beaten too far by the talented Arab Spring in the Group Three John Porter Stakes at Newbury last time.

He is yet to win at Group level, but ran some fine races in defeat last year at Royal Ascot, Newmarket and when beaten just a neck by Snow Sky at Glorious Goodwood. He also finished fourth less than four lengths behind Kingston Hill in the Ladbrokes St Leger.

The step back up in trip to 1m5f should suit and having won on soft and good any ground shouldn’t pose a problem. He can get the better of Group One winner Tac De Boistron.

Moore may already have scored with Aidan O’Brien’s SMUGGLER’S COVE in the Betfair Dee Stakes (2.40pm).

O’Brien has won the last three runnings of the Listed contest and looks to have another likely type in the Fastnet Rock colt. Although he disappointed when sixth on his return at Leopardstown, many of the Ballydoyle inmates come on leaps and bounds for their first run of the season.

Smuggler’s Cove can do that and beat Barry Hills’ Nafaqa.

Cheshire-based trainer Tom Dascombe always does well on the Roodee, especially with his juveniles and NEUTRON BOMB can give him another winner in the LDF Maiden Fillies’ Stakes (4.55pm).

Dascombe won this seven-furlong contest with Destiny’s Kitten last year and from the same favourable draw in stall two, Neutron Bomb can score as well.

Dascombe may double up with CAPO ROSSO in the Betfair Earl Grosvenor Handicap (2.10pm).

Others of interest on the final day on the Roodee are Karl Burke’s RITA’S BOY in the Crabbie’s EBF Stallions Handicap (3.45pm); and David O’Meara’s INTISAAB and the Andrew Balding-trained STORM FORCE TEN in the Love2Shop Handicap (4.20pm) and the Betway Apprentice Handicap (5.25pm) respectively.

From: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/other-sport/horse-racing/chester-festival-day-three-preview-9197421