Chepstow

  • 14:40 NFU Mutual Supports R.A.B.I. Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £5,393 2nd £1,584 3rd £792 4th £396
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 26.20s
  • Off time: 14:42:34
14:40 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Minella For Steak (IRE) 3/1
2nd Heronshaw (IRE) 9/2
3rd Qalinas (FR) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 301- Royal blue and yellow diamonds, hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow star Manballandall (IRE) 229
5 11-12 t F O'Brien Timmy Murphy 125 16/117.00
2 351128- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Qalinas (FR) 203
Distance Winner
6 11-10 bt D Pipe Mr Anthony Fox (10) 123 20/121.00
4 262212- Yellow, red chevrons, yellow sleeves and cap Promised Wings (GER) 213
Distance Winner
6 11-9 v C Gordon Tom Cannon 122 16/117.00
5 372650- Light Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap Old Tricks (IRE) 193
6 11-9 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 122 12/113.00
6 102/P84- Mauve and white check, white sleeves, mauve armlets Mic's Delight (IRE) 206
9 11-8 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 121 10/111.00
7 72115- Purple, emerald green hoop, checked sleeves, white cap Woodford County 241
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 11-8 P J Hobbs R Johnson 121 16/117.00
8 2321- ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE spots, WHITE cap Minellahalfcentury (IRE) 263
5 11-7 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 120 11/26.50
9 27210-5 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Alberobello (IRE) 14
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-5 t J Scott Miss V Wade (7) 118 14/115.00
10 1652-00 Maroon, large Emerald Green spots Mauricetheathlete (IRE) 31
Course and Distance Winner
10 11-5 M Keighley Nick Slatter (7) 118 14/115.00
11 11F- Royal Blue, White sleeves, Red cap Heronshaw (IRE) 257
6 11-5 H D Daly T J O'Brien 118 9/25.50
12 P-F2821 White, Mauve stars Minella For Steak (IRE) 8 (ex7)
Distance Winner
6 11-5 pt Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 111 3/14.00
13 6D70-UP Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Virginia Ash (IRE) 27
5 11-3 b C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 116 33/134.00
14 5-12133 Dark green, maroon sash and sleeves, white cap Cardigan Island (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
8 10-13 pt D Burchell R T Dunne (3) 112 25/126.00
Non runners
3PP2120Mission Complete (IRE)711-9Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy122
1512132-3Storm Alert610-10Mrs S GardnerLucy Gardner109

Verdict

Mauricetheathlete is something of a standing dish here but it's possible he's starting to feel his age nowadays. Alberobello is the other course and distance winner in the line-up and he'll strip fitter for his run at Fontwell while Promised Wings and Woodford County did well last season and Heronshaw has plenty of scope. Qalinas and Mic's Delight are also worth a second look in an open race but MINELLA FOR STEAK's victory at Ffos Las suggests he's still on an upward curve and he can defy his penalty with McCoy doing the steering again, though it would be surprise to see Minellahalfcentury make his mark in handicaps before going chasing.