Chepstow

  • 14:25 Western Daily Press 'national Hunt' Maiden Hurdle3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 16.30s
  • Off time: 14:25:48
14:25 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sergeant Harper (IRE) 3/1
2nd My Friend Sandy 20/1
3rd King Fontaine (IRE) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 212 WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap Bob Run (IRE) 105
5 11-3 D W P Arbuthnot A Thornton 9/25.50
2 0-44965 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Broken Beau (IRE) 35
6 11-3 H D Daly A Tinkler 113 10/111.00
3 22 Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap Ironical (IRE) 71
5 11-3 C Llewellyn R Lucey-Butler (3) 33/134.00
4 34-35 Emerald Green and Yellow quartered, White sleeves, Emerald Green cap King Fontaine (IRE) 50
Beaten Favourite
6 11-3 P F Nicholls R Walsh 4/15.00
5 2/70-53 DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star My Friend Sandy 13
8 11-3 J A B Old T Siddall 116 20/121.00
6 1/386-08 White, Red stripe, Royal Blue sleeves, Red and White striped cap Pharaon de Touzaine (FR) 14
6 11-3 J G M O'Shea D Flannery (5) 150/1151.00
7 71-66 Red, White stars on sleeves Picture This (IRE) 35
6 11-3 P F Nicholls L Heard 20/121.00
8 1/141-63 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Putney Bridge 17
Distance Winner
7 11-3 P Bowen S Durack 16/117.00
10 P5030/ NAVY BLUE, SCARLET sleeves, quartered cap, WHITE cross belts Ringo Cody (IRE) 889
8 11-3 v1 D R Gandolfo D R Dennis 250/1251.00
11 5-2192 Black, Yellow disc, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, quartered cap Sergeant Harper (IRE) 23
Course Winner
6 11-3 C L Tizzard T J O'Brien 3/14.00
12 P12P-00 RED, YELLOW hoops, BLACK sleeves and cap Throwaround 14
Distance Winner
8 11-3 Tim Vaughan L Stephens (3) 125/1126.00
13 510/ Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star Timetoring 874
7 11-3 B J Llewellyn W McCarthy (3) 150/1151.00
14 1-762 WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Traffic Control (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
6 11-3 T R George Christian Williams 7/24.50
15 6-00 Royal Blue, White stars, halved sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue stars Mangonel 121
5 10-10 H S Howe Hadden Frost (3) 250/1251.00
16 500 BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Ring For Time 17
6 10-10 B Eckley J M Davies 250/1251.00
Non runners
921P-25Quick Fix (IRE)711-3T R GeorgeNon Runner

Verdict

TRAFFIC CONTROL can weave his way to victory at the main expense of Sergeant Harper and Bob Run. The selection has got some useful form in Irish point-to-points and he put in a really pleasing effort at Southwell last time when he went clear before eventually being collared by Minella Theatre. The front two came well clear of the rest of the field in that race so it was a sound effort, and with ground conditions to suit this unexposed 6-year-old can get his head in front. Sergeant Harper looks the main danger even though he did finish a well beaten second behind Kayf Aramis here last time. There is a slight doubt about his ability to really see out this trip at this stage in his career, so although he should run his race, we are happy to take him on today. Bob Run will be suited by this step-up in trip, although he has yet to race on anything other than fast ground. King Fontaine was backed as though defeat was out of the question last time but he struggled to get home on the heavy ground and he could be worth another chance today. However, Tom George has his string in flying form at present and Traffic Control can provide him with another winner.