Chepstow

  • 12:50 Harold R Johns Monmouthshire Maiden Hurdle3m

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 48.40s
  • Off time: 12:50:21
12:50 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Alberobello (IRE) 6/4
2nd Nutin Fancy (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5272 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Alberobello (IRE) 26
5 11-0 t J Scott Nick Scholfield 121 6/42.50
2 452 Purple, red chevron, quartered cap Amifunnyyet 34
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 Miss R Curtis T Scudamore 7/18.00
3 412-33 Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Awbeg Massini (IRE) 51
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-0 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 120 17/29.50
4 3-0 Scarlet Ballymurry (IRE) 30
7 11-0 t1 C J Mann N D Fehily 50/151.00
5 97-5 SCARLET, BLACK and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK spots on cap Bertie Boru (IRE) 208
6 11-0 P J Hobbs M G Nolan (5) 33/134.00
6 2/4-58P3 BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Lucky Sun 13
7 11-0 B Eckley Gary Derwin (7) 108 50/151.00
7 11/32- Mauve, Pink diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap Nutin Fancy (IRE) 378
Distance Winner
7 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 118 6/42.50

Verdict

Alberobello went close at Exeter and Taunton at the end of last year and is unlikely to be far away in this. Awbeg Massini is also interesting as he won over 3m on heavy ground between the flags so should appreciate the step up in distance after a couple of fair runs over 2m4f at Aintree and Fontwell. But we'll take a chance on the fitness of NUTIN FANCY, whose runs behind Knock A Hand and Ambion Wood here in 2011 worked out really well. He's another sure to relish 3m this season and his stable is going well. Amifunnyyet was progressive in bumpers but this looks a tough start to his hurdling career.