Chepstow

  • 14:35 Marden Roofing Celebration Handicap Hurdle3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 58.40s
  • Off time: 14:35:35
14:35 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Moorlands Mist 7/2
2nd Brackloon High (IRE) 20/1
3rd He's The Daddy 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 469467 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Maller Tree 20
6 11-12 v1 David Dennis Jake Hodson (7) 130 66/167.00
2 34143-9 Emerald green, red cross belts Timesishard (IRE) 20
6 11-7 G McPherson Killian Moore (5) 125 10/111.00
3 68-4412 Dark Blue Lookout Mountain (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
5 11-6 vt Jonjo O'Neill N D Fehily 124 11/26.50
4 3652-80 White, Red and Black striped sleeves Hold Court (IRE) 22
6 11-4 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 122 16/117.00
5 1226-FU Yellow, dark green hoop, dark green and yellow halved sleeves, dark green cap, yellow star Big Society (IRE) 15
7 11-4 p1 T R George Aodhagan Conlon (5) 122 12/113.00
6 57213-4 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Moorlands Mist 24
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-4 P J Hobbs Thomas Cheesman (10) 122 7/24.50
7 721P14- Pink, Light Blue hoops and armlets Ugly Bug 225
Distance Winner
7 11-3 J W Mullins Kevin Jones (7) 121 16/117.00
8 146-5PB White, Royal Blue spots on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Brackloon High (IRE) 15
Distance Winner
8 11-2 B G Powell James Banks (5) 120 20/121.00
9 43P-URP Grey, pink cross belts, sleeves and stars on cap Sarando 15
Distance Winner
8 11-1 p A M Hales T E Whelan (3) 119 66/167.00
10 6U2-21F White, Red triple diamond, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Royal Native (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
5 10-12 t A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 116 4/15.00
11 256-3P2 Royal blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, light blue cap Westaway (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
6 10-11 D W P Arbuthnot Nick Scholfield 115 12/113.00
12 0-UP770 Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Virginia Ash (IRE) 8
5 10-6 p C L Tizzard J M Davies 110 20/121.00
13 4255-92 Light blue, yellow stars, white sleeves He's The Daddy 16
6 10-1 t N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7)(ex1) 105 8/19.00

Verdict

Lookout Mountain won at Huntingdon before finishing second at Wetherby off his new mark. Unfortunately, he's been raised a further 6lb since so will need to improve again. Hold Court hasn't fired this season and is unproven over 3m but Moorlands Mist has claims on his fourth at Exeter and the beating of Virginia Ash on that run, though whether he would have finished ahead of ROYAL NATIVE had that one stood up is debatable. Anthony Honeyball's five-year-old was travelling very strongly when coming to grief and has been rather surprisingly lowered 3lb since. Westaway has shown more than enough to win a race like this and is another for the short-list.