Chepstow

  • 14:25 Hicks Logistics Juvenile Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.35s
  • Off time: 14:29:29
14:25 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Keltus (FR) 10/11
2nd Wooly Bully 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12232 Light blue, brown epaulets, brown sleeves, light blue armlets, striped cap Akdam (IRE) 17
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 11-5 p A W Carroll Mr J Hamer (5) 119 7/18.00
2 12 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Refer 6
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 11-5 P W Middleton Kielan Woods (3) 10/111.00
3 41 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Wooly Bully 34
3 11-5 A King Wayne Hutchinson 9/25.50
4 Black, red star, halved sleeves and star on cap After Eight Sivola (FR)
3 10-12 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 5/16.00
7 646- Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Keltus (FR) 171
3 10-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 10/111.91
Non runners
5Brave Helios310-12J G PortmanG Sheehan
6Innoko (FR)310-12A W CarrollLee Edwards

Verdict

Paul Nicholls has won this three times in the last six years with French imports and KELTUS can keep the run going. He was making steady progress at Auteuil in the spring and gets 7lb from the three previous winners in the race. Akdam has been beaten four times since scoring at Hexham in June and Wooly Bully was more than 15 lengths behind Refer at Stratford in August before winning at Fontwell. After Eight Sivola is a half-brother to smart stayer Reve De Sivola so looks the pick of the newcomers, though may need further in time.