Chepstow

  • 12:25 Lindley Catering Novices' Hurdle3m

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 29.60s
  • Off time: 12:25:13
12:25 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1 Sir Roger (IRE)
1st Big Occasion (IRE) 11/2
2nd Ruben Cotter (IRE) 33/10

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F-1F EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Tour Des Champs (FR) 20
Nag me
4 11-5 N A Twiston-Davies William Twiston-Davies (7) 5/23.50
2 Dark Blue, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Big Occasion (IRE) 56
Nag me
4 10-12 b D Pipe T Scudamore 11/26.50
3 44-1 Dark Blue, Yellow disc, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue spots Kusadiki (IRE) 29
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5 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle Conor Quish (10) 5/16.00
4 7-4 WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Nodebateaboutit 27
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6 10-12 T R George L Heard 33/134.00
5 3/7233-3 Red, White sleeves, Red spots, Brown cap Romulus D'artaix (FR) 16
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-12 A King R Thornton 117 4/15.00
6 643-987 White, Black star, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap, Black star Rowlestone Lad 23
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4 10-12 J L Flint R Flint 50/151.00
7 61-5 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Ruben Cotter (IRE) 24
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 10-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 33/104.30
8 8 Dark blue and red (quartered), red sleeves, dark blue stars, red cap, dark blue star Salberto (FR) 31
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5 10-12 T R George Mr J Greenall (5) 100/1101.00
10 P210/ Dark Blue, White sash, Dark Blue and Red hooped sleeves, White cap Flying Whale 773
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-5 Nick Mitchell Nick Scholfield 803/1081.30
11 204 Red, White diamond and armlets, quartered cap Regal Brook 31
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5 10-5 J Hughes M D Grant 661/1067.10
Non runners
96Sir Roger (IRE)510-12Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy

Verdict

Twice a winner on the Flat for Ballydoyle, Big Occasion never figured in the Cesarewitch in October, but has to be considered on his hurdling debut. Kusadiki is already proven over timber after scoring in testing ground over a shorter trip at Fontwell last month and he should give a good account, but TOUR DES CHAMPS is preferred. He won over a distance just short of today's at Stratford on his racecourse debut before a tired fall in a Grade 2 hurdle at Cheltenham last time and is fancied to return to winning ways back at this level. Better is expected from both Ruben Cotter and Sir Roger and they look best of the rest.