Chepstow

  • 16:00 Acorn Group Apprentice Selling Stakes7f 16y

  • Winner £1,811 2nd £539 3rd £269 4th £135
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 23.96s
  • Off time: 16:00:28
16:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Barista (IRE) 11/8
2nd Could It Be Magic 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 663463 Yellow, Emerald Green diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams Novabridge 16
3 9-4 A B Haynes P Hills 60 12/113.00
2 (7) 632333 Royal Blue, Orange chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, Orange cap Could It Be Magic 10
4 9-3 b W G M Turner Jake Payne (5) 70 5/23.50
3 (6) 255353 Red, Yellow stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Yellow stars Barista (IRE) 8
Distance Winner
3 8-13 M R Channon Martin Harley 67 11/82.38
4 (2) 999524 Emerald green, brown epaulets Control Chief 16
3 8-13 R M Beckett S M Levey 57 13/27.50
6 (4) 625729 Black, Red chevron, sleeves and cap Mister Ben Vereen 23
3 8-13 Eve Johnson Houghton Amy Scott (3) 63 5/16.00
7 (5) 00 Light Green, Dark Green cross belts Adaero Star 25
3 8-8 v1 Karen George Nathan Alison (5) 66/167.00
Non runners
5 (3)823457Flying Phoenix38-13Miss Gay KellewayNatasha Eaton65

Verdict

BARISTA was second in a decent handicap at Leicester on the last occasion he raced over this trip. If he can run up to that form, Mick Channon's gelding is probably the one to beat here as Could It Be Magic struggles to get his head in front and Novabridge is better over sprint distances. Mister Ben Vereen drops in grade but often takes a keen hold and may prefer an easier track, while Flying Phoenix was well beaten at Kempton on Wednesday evening. Control Chief has been tried over a variety of trips without success and also looks one to be wary of now.