Chepstow

  • 19:40 First Cafes Handicap1m 14y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 34.08s
  • Off time: 19:40:48
19:40 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saint Jerome (IRE) 4/1
2nd Footstepsintherain (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 1-47805 Yellow, Maroon sash, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Boom To Bust (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
5 9-13 F Brennan C Catlin 74 25/126.00
2 (1) 117723 Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 9
Distance Winner
5 9-10 v P D Evans R Hughes 71 5/16.00
3 (5) 641135 Dark Green, Light Green epaulets and armlets Peak Storm 2
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 J G M O'Shea D E Egan (3) 68 9/25.50
4 (2) 80-6430 Red, Black sleeves and cap with Silver button Saint Jerome (IRE) 20
3 9-5 J A Osborne M Dwyer 75 4/15.00
5 (4) 18-2 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Footstepsintherain (IRE) 26
3 9-5 D R Lanigan T E Durcan 75 5/42.25
6 (6) 50-3069 Dark Green, Royal Blue epaulets Fire King 47
Distance Winner
7 8-13 p P Burgoyne L P Keniry 60 20/121.00
7 (7) 982-737 Light blue, mauve epaulets, armlets and cap Equitissa (IRE) 22
3 8-11 R Hannon K T O'Neill 67 14/115.00

Verdict

FOOTSTEPSINTHERAIN represents the Lanigan operation that has already enjoyed considerable success this term with lightly-raced three-year-olds. Only beaten half-a-length on his reappearance in a Newmarket handicap won by Consign, the selection looks on a feasible handicap mark and would probably only have to repeat that effort to score here. Peak Storm continues to go well despite the assessor's best efforts to combat improvement whilst Honey Of A Kitten has become a consistent servant for the Evans' team at a relatively modest level. Both are respected along with Equitissa, last of seven at Salisbury last month but not ruled out on the best of her form for Richard Hannon.