Chepstow

  • 15:35 Blue Square Staying Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.28s
  • Off time: 15:35:42
15:35 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Theatrical Star 15/8
2nd Kanturk (IRE) 7/1
3rd Slightly Tanned (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7-P17PP Red, Royal blue armlets, quartered cap Exiles Return (IRE) 18
9 11-5 Mrs J G Retter Nick Scholfield 100 50/151.00
2 495- Dark blue and yellow stripes Allerton (IRE) 192
4 10-12 F O'Brien P J Brennan 16/117.00
3 Red, Black sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Chuckinabuck
8 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 33/134.00
4 3 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Go Get Em Kid (IRE) 167
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 16/117.00
5 2426 Purple, Beige seams, Purple sleeves and cap Kanturk (IRE) 15
5 10-12 W K Goldsworthy A P McCoy 7/18.00
6 1- Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Slightly Tanned (IRE) 237
5 10-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 5/42.25
7 58276- Beige, dark green sleeves, beige and dark green hooped cap Tastevin (FR) 176
4 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 18/119.00
8 636- Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Theatrical Star 217
5 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 15/82.88
9 48- Black, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Time Do (FR) 203
4 10-12 Mrs Caroline Keevil W P Kavanagh (3) 80/181.00
10 77-456 Grey, pink cross belts and sleeves, pink cap, grey star Posh Totty 131
4 10-5 R J Price D A Jacob 50/151.00

Verdict

Exiles Return's sole success came in a weak event at Towcester in the spring and he's been pulled up in three of his last five starts. Tastevin was well beaten on his hurdling debut over C&D in April and looks very modest, while Kanturk disappointed in a Worcester bumper last month. Theatrical Star could be capable of better but this could rest between former pointers Go Get Em Kid and SLIGHTLY TANNED, with the latter getting the vote as he looked a nice prospect when scoring by four lengths at Askeaton in February.