Chepstow

  • 17:45 Follow Us On Twitter At BetVictorRacing Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 56.05s
  • Off time: 17:47:33
17:45 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
-1= Well Refreshed
-1= Ace High
1st= Al Co (FR) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P3/72P0- Royal blue, orange star, royal blue sleeves, orange stars and cap Join Together (IRE) 189
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-12 p1 P F Nicholls Mr H Derham (5) 148 33/134.00
3 2P1P11- Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Theatrical Star 176
Course Winner
7 11-4 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 140 12/113.00
4 1/20367- RED, BLACK star, striped sleeves, YELLOW cap, BLACK star Duke Of Lucca (IRE) 168
Distance Winner
8 11-2 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 138 6/17.00
5 1128-35 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap Al Co (FR) 14
Distance Winner
8 11-0 P Bowen T J O'Brien 136 12/113.00
7 1113P0- Dark Blue, Light Blue chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap Pete The Feat (IRE) 214
Distance Winner
9 10-13 C E Longsdon N D Fehily 135 11/43.75
8 21P-331 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Storm Survivor (IRE) 104
Distance Winner
7 10-12 v Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 134 14/115.00
9 444216- Yellow, dark blue cross belts, yellow sleeves, pink armlets, dark blue and yellow quartered cap What A Warrior (IRE) 177
6 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 134 20/121.00
10 151P-13 BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Merrion Square (IRE) 125
Distance Winner
7 10-11 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 133 14/115.00
11 20F6-93 Light green, purple star and star on cap Nataani (IRE) 29
10 10-10 bt Miss J S Davis D Elsworth 132 50/151.00
12 5/3U63-6 White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Alfie Spinner (IRE) 142
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-8 Nick Williams T Scudamore 130 14/115.00
13 U156R3- Royal Blue, Pink hoop Alvarado (IRE) 177
Distance Winner
8 10-8 F O'Brien Paul Moloney 130 16/117.00
14 62/31P0- Black, Black and Pink check cap Court By Surprise (IRE) 212
Distance Winner
8 10-8 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 130 11/43.75
15 P-8P914 Royal blue, yellow seams, royal blue sleeves, white armlets, white and royal blue check cap Mostly Bob (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
10 10-6 t Mrs S Leech James Best (3) 128 50/151.00
16 5P1127- Dark Blue and Maroon stripes, hooped sleeves Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 175
Distance Winner
10 10-4 p D Burchell R T Dunne (3) 126 33/134.00
Non runners
21F111P-Well Refreshed911-5G L MooreJoshua Moore141
67221/3P-Ace High911-0V R A DartnallJack Doyle136

Verdict

This is probably one of the most competitive handicap chases of the season so far with the weights headed by Join Together, who was last seen in the Grand National at Aintree, and Well Refreshed. Gary Moore's charge won a Grade 3 at Haydock in February while Theatrical Star got back on track with victories at Exeter and Fontwell. Pete The Feat won five times between October and December last year and Storm Survivor is a dour stayer and won the Listed Summer Cup at Uttoxeter in June. Alfie Spinner likes it here and has fallen to an attractive mark and Emma Lavelle's yard is in great form so Court By Surprise must be worth a second look near the foot of the weights. But WHAT A WARRIOR may be capable of better this season and goes well fresh. He's still only a six-year-old and should stay further nowadays.