Chepstow

  • 17:05 Get Social With totepool On Facebook Handicap Chase2m 7f 131y

  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places, Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 54.20s
  • Off time: 17:06:30
17:05 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Drop Out Joe 5/1
2nd Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 20/1
3rd Doing Fine (IRE) 9/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 46/3111- PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 358
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-12 b Miss R Curtis B J Geraghty 150 12/113.00
2 11/122F- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Sausalito Sunrise (IRE) 288
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-6 P J Hobbs R Johnson 144 11/43.75
3 F/4115P- PINK and PURPLE check, PINK sleeves, BLACK cap Sego Success (IRE) 175
Distance Winner
7 11-1 A King Wayne Hutchinson 139 14/115.00
4 6F-7113 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Standing Ovation (IRE) 31
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-12 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 136 14/115.00
5 13429-4 Orange, light blue hollow box, chevrons on sleeves Drop Out Joe 148
Distance Winner
7 10-9 p1 C E Longsdon Aidan Coleman 133 5/16.00
6 1U428-0 Beige, grey epaulets Doing Fine (IRE) 162
Distance Winner
7 10-8 bt Miss R Curtis L P Aspell 132 9/110.00
7 12UU5-3 Yellow, dark blue stars, hooped sleeves, striped cap Garrahalish (IRE) 18
7 10-8 R Dickin C Poste 132 25/126.00
8 625146- Dark Green, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, sleeves and cap Oscar Fortune (IRE) 175
Distance Winner
7 10-8 p1 Jonjo O'Neill A Tinkler 132 33/134.00
9 721/231- ROYAL BLUE and ORANGE check, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, ORANGE star Cowards Close (IRE) 239
Distance Winner
8 10-6 t P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 130 13/27.50
10 123-321 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Buachaill Alainn (IRE) 52
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-6 vt P Bowen Sean Bowen 130 20/121.00
11 32331-2 Light blue, maroon spots and sleeves, light blue cap Audacious Plan (IRE) 161
Distance Winner
6 10-6 p Miss R Curtis P Townend 130 8/19.00
12 38364P Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Terminal (FR) 18
Distance Winner
8 10-3 b1 David Dennis Jamie Bargary (7) 127 66/167.00
13 526453- Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Handy Andy (IRE) 176
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
9 10-1 pt C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 125 14/115.00

Verdict

Many of these will be campaigned in the top staying handicaps this season. Standing Ovation has already won a Listed race at Newton Abbot this season with his defeat at Uttoxeter last month coming over hurdles. Cowards Close looks a likely type having yet to finish out of the first three in five starts over fences. He won at Sandown when last seen and the unexposed Audacious Plan also enters calculations. It would be no surprise to see Handy Andy run well off bottom weight while Drop Out Joe ran well at Aintree in May and will enjoy the good ground. Sego Success and Sausalito Sunrise are better when the mud is flying however. BUACHAILL ALAINN won very easily at Worcester in August and, while this is much more competitive, he's won around here in the past and can take advantage of his proven fitness. The Romford Pele is a class act but might need this.