Chepstow

  • 16:50 32Red Handicap5f 16y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.31s
  • Off time: 16:51:05
16:50 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Trending (IRE) 3/1
2nd Little China 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 3-04086 Black, light blue seams, black cap, light blue star Trending (IRE) 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-7 bt J Gask S M Levey 54 3/14.00
2 (1) 508980 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Bheleyf (IRE) 30
Distance Winner
3 9-4 J Tuite P Cosgrave 52 16/117.00
4 (3) 395183 Black, Orange triple diamond and diamond on cap Little China 6
Distance Winner
4 9-3 b W R Muir S J Drowne 50 5/23.50
5 (4) 787575 LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap Courageous (IRE) 28
7 9-2 J M Bradley J P Fahy 49 12/113.00
6 (2) 245334 Brown, Beige armlets, Beige cap Imperial Spirit 6
Beaten Favourite
3 9-1 v M R Channon Daniel Cremin (7) 49 5/16.00
7 (9) 7694 Red, White inverted triangle and armlets Dropping Zone 23
3 9-1 D Donovan M Fenton 49 7/24.50
9 (6) 155885 Royal blue and white stripes, diabolo on sleeves, white cap Chelsea Grey (IRE) 30
3 8-11 b R Harris Catherine Gannon 45 12/113.00
Non runners
3 (5)358534Volcanic Dust (IRE)59-4J M BradleyMr Will Pettis51
8 (7)583535Chester Deelyte (IRE)58-13Mrs L WilliamsonE J Walsh46

Verdict

Trending is gradually coming down the weights and did win in a higher grade at Bath last year but both Courageous and Chester Deelyte are on long losing runs and Imperial Spirit continues to disappoint. LITTLE CHINA had more than two lengths to spare over Volcanic Dust when third at Bath last week. The pair meet on identical terms here so there is no reason to believe that the placings will be reversed and William Muir's filly should take all the beating.