• 14:50 Watch UK & Irish Racing At Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 6.00s
  • Off time: 14:54:43
14:50 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Our Father (IRE) 9/1
2nd Cotillion 9/2
3rd Merehead (FR) 3/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 8B Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap Be True (IRE) 23
7 11-0 D McCain Jnr J Kington (3) 50/151.00
3 8 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Cotillion 24
5 11-0 Ian Williams Michael Murphy (3) 9/25.50
4 2-34 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Merehead (FR) 43
5 11-0 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton 3/14.00
5 P-15 Pink and dark blue diamonds, white cap Mickytaker (IRE) 24
Distance Winner
6 11-0 A King Wayne Hutchinson 15/28.50
6 21-29 Royal Blue, large Red spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Oscar Papa 25
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 N J Gifford L Treadwell 3/14.00
7 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star Ostaadi 562
5 11-0 B J Llewellyn Donal Fahy 50/151.00
5 11-0 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 9/110.00
9 7-424 MAROON, yellow star, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Pontyates 90
6 11-0 P Bowen T J O'Brien 66/167.00
10 R2-F6 Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Rockabilly (FR) 72
6 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 25/126.00
11 08 Dark green, white seams, striped sleeves and star on cap Saute 6
5 11-0 p Jim Best A Bird (7) 100/1101.00
12 3-FP Pale blue, cherry spots, blue cap Seymour Eric 56
6 11-0 M Scudamore J W Farrelly 80/181.00
13 P/P Royal Blue and Maroon stripes, Royal Blue sleeves Supreme Oscar (IRE) 23
8 11-0 F E Sutherland Matthew Batchelor 150/1151.00
14 1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap The Merry Giant (IRE) 234
5 11-0 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 7/18.00
15 157-567 Red, White hoop, striped sleeves, Black and White hooped cap Another Kate (IRE) 5
7 10-7 D M Richards Aidan Coleman 16/117.00
16 43-4P Black, pink epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, black cap, pink star Big Knickers 80
Beaten Favourite
6 10-7 N P Mulholland D C Costello 33/134.00
Non runners
21-3Bottman (IRE)611-0Tim VaughanMr Tom David


Big things are expected of THE MERRY GIANT and, though he had to work hard to land the odds on his racecourse debut in a bumper at Worcester last May, he seems certain to improve now faced with a set of hurdles over a longer trip. After a promising start over timber, Oscar Papa was a big disappointment at Folkestone last time but is capable of making the frame here if back to form. Merehead should improve on his Newbury fourth while David Pipe's newcomer Our Father has a jumping pedigree but may do better when tackling fences.