• 16:00 40% Better Off On Betfair Sp Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £16,262 2nd £4,775 3rd £2,388 4th £1,192
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.88s
  • Off time: 16:00:30
16:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Escort'men (FR) 5/1
2nd Olofi (FR) 2/1
3rd Westlin' Winds (IRE) 14/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 5B16- Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Escort'men (FR) 183
Distance Winner
4 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 146 5/16.00
2 1120- Light Blue, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Emerald Green cap Westlin' Winds (IRE) 204
Distance Winner
4 11-0 C R Egerton Jake Greenall (7) 136 14/115.00
3 1225- DARK BLUE, PINK sash, PINK sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, DARK BLUE cap, PINK spots Barwell Bridge 204
Distance Winner
4 10-11 W Greatrex N D Fehily 133 7/18.00
4 513194- Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Olofi (FR) 184
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 10-8 T R George P J Brennan 130 2/13.00
5 126126- Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Rougham 174
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-8 P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 5/16.00
6 322105- Red, Emerald Green braces, White cap Troubletimestwo (FR) 16
Distance Winner
4 10-4 A W Carroll Lee Edwards (5) 123 25/126.00
7 82248- Pink, Dark Blue chevrons, hooped sleeves, Pink cap George Nympton (IRE) 206
4 10-4 Nick Williams D A Jacob 122 4/15.00
8 11333P- White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Red cap Prince Pippin (IRE) 206
Distance Winner
4 10-4 t S Curran A Freeman (7) 120 50/151.00


This race usually goes to a decent prospect and weight is no barrier to success so fans of ESCORT'MEN need not fret on that score. His in and out profile is a little more worrying but he was very impressive when winning at Kempton and could take all the beating on that form although he'll need to settle better than he did last season if he's to fulfil his potential. George Nympton represents a yard that took this with a lightweight last year but the gelding doesn't seem to be in the same class and has already been beaten by Olofi. Tom George's runner, a winner on this card last year, disappointed in the second half of last season but remains a decent prospect and is feared most although the remainder should not be underestimated.