Chepstow

  • 15:50 HSBC Agriculture Supports R.A.B.I. Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 45.50s
  • Off time: 15:50:47
15:50 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stormyisland Ahead 14/1
2nd Merlin's Wish 5/1
3rd Loughalder (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 43112-5 Black and Pink diabolo, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Black and Pink quartered cap Royal Chatelier (FR) 10
Distance Winner
8 11-12 M Blake M G Nolan (3) 102 20/121.00
2 398/P38- Royal Blue, Orange braces and sleeves, quartered cap Peut Etre Sivola (FR) 201
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 bt J Farrelly Robert Hawker (7) 102 7/18.00
3 318121- EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE sash and sleeves, WHITE cap Loughalder (IRE) 208
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-10 pt M Sheppard C Poste 100 7/18.00
4 1/24-2 Purple and red diamonds, purple sleeves and cap Merlin's Wish 175
Distance Winner
8 11-10 M Keighley Ian Popham 100 5/16.00
5 57-4P76 Red, White triple diamond and armlets, Yellow cap River D'or (FR) 19
8 11-9 Mrs S Leech C Wallis (5) 99 5/16.00
6 F223-9P Yellow, red triple diamond, red and yellow halved sleeves, white cap Sandynow (IRE) 108
Distance Winner
8 11-7 p P Bowen T J O'Brien 97 5/16.00
7 1-55873 Light blue, pink star, white cap Stormyisland Ahead 76
8 11-6 t Evan Williams Paul Moloney 96 14/115.00
8 53/6866- Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Elite Beneficial (IRE) 237
Distance Winner
8 10-8 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste (5) 84 8/19.00
9 7F85-P2 Mauve and Black diamonds, Mauve sleeves and cap Flugzeug 11
5 10-7 J W Mullins Kevin Jones (7) 83 10/111.00
10 46U5-93 White, Red sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Red and White hooped cap Notabotheronme (IRE) 11
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-1 p D Burchell R T Dunne (3) 77 16/117.00
11 1-35P5P Gold, black diamond, hooped sleeves and diamonds on cap Thehorsemaytalk (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
8 10-0 v M B Shears M J Quinlan (3) 70 25/126.00
12 33626-6 Orange, red cap Lupita (IRE) 166
9 10-0 t D D Scott Brendan Powell 68 50/151.00

Verdict

This may not be as competitive as first appears as Stormyisland Ahead and Notabotheronme are infrequent winners. Merlin's Wish is less exposed but needs more to score off his current mark while Peut Etre Sivola has changed stables again since disappointing at Fontwell in the spring. Royal Chatelier can only improve on his comeback fifth at Wincanton but LOUGHALDER was still heading in the right direction when last seen in April. He's won all three of his previous starts over course and distance and can shrug off an absence to score again.