Barbill, with his OR still at 100 made light of his top weight in this Class 2 handicap at Chester. Though prize money for all races has been significantly reduced it earned his connections a further Stg. £11,000. This brings his total earnings to Stg. £232,595. Though small in stature he is trainers and owners dream horse where each day he goes out and does his best to put his head in front. On this occasion his jockey was happy to track the leaders, going to the front at the 1f mark and winning with something in hand by a half a length.

Already the winner of a Listed and a Sales race he has been asked to shoulder a lot of weight so we may soon see him racing again in pattern company.