• 18:40 E.B.F. Novice Stakes5f 16y

  • Winner £5,013 2nd £1,492 3rd £746 4th £373
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 58.65s
  • Off time: 18:40:27
18:40 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Meritocracy (IRE) 8/11


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (3) 33312 Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Meritocracy (IRE) 56
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
2 9-5 P F I Cole C Catlin 8/111.73
2 (2) 123044 Red, Black star, White sleeves and cap M'selle (IRE) 2
Distance Winner
2 9-0 R Harris William Carson 12/113.00
3 (1) 413 Dark Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine and cap Emperor's Hope (IRE) 12
2 8-11 R Hannon P J Dobbs 11/82.38


Meritocracy was sent for a conditions race in France last time but failed to land the odds. His earlier maiden win at Kempton doesn't look any stronger than the race EMPEROR'S HOPE won at Salisbury last month and the latter is preferred. Richard Hannon's filly found life tough in a Class 2 event on her latest start but should take care of the modest M'Selle and can make the most of the weight concession from Meritocracy to land this.