• 13:00 Countdown To The Coral Welsh National 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.90s
  • Off time: 13:00:27
13:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orabora 12/1
2nd Roger Beantown (IRE) 8/15
3rd Flaming Charmer (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 322- RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Bladoun (FR) 256
4 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 11/43.75
2 60- Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams and cap Flaming Charmer (IRE) 211
4 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 12/113.00
3 000 Red, Black striped sleeves, White cap Generalise 10
6 11-0 Miss V Williams S Thomas 100/1101.00
4 8-868 Light Green, Royal Blue diamond, hooped cap Maison Royale 13
4 11-0 p S Durack W T Kennedy 66/167.00
5 50-P Black, white diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 46
4 11-0 A Kennedy Mr M Heard (7) 66/167.00
6 24- Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, armlets and cap Orabora 498
6 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 12/113.00
7 10/2 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Roger Beantown (IRE) 37
Distance Winner
7 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 8/151.53
8 721-696 Dark blue, emerald green star, white sleeves, emerald green stars, dark blue cap, emerald green stars Ron 14
Distance Winner
4 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill D C Costello 25/126.00
9 0 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Samingarry (FR) 183
5 11-0 h N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 66/167.00
10 034-5 Black and red (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, check cap Saroque (IRE) 16
5 11-0 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 16/117.00
11 0-40 Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap Indian Citizen (IRE) 13
5 10-7 A J Whiting Nick Scholfield 66/167.00
Non runners
1290/Tooney Malooney710-7N P MulhollandNon Runner


Bladoun was only beaten a head in a bumper here in February and you'd expect David Pipe to find him a race over hurdles sooner rather than later. But normal progress should see rong class='v5-txt-up'>ROGER BEANTOWNrong> in the winner's enclosure following his second to The New One at Newton Abbot. He was beaten 26 lengths but the winner is clearly very useful and, on the evidence of a subsequent win at Cheltenham, likely to take high rank among this season's novice crop. Orabora may need this but still has more scope than the disappointing Ron and Saroque.