Chepstow

  • 15:20 Western Daily Press Nursery5f 16y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 0.26s
  • Off time: 15:20:34
15:20 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Secret Sign 7/1
2nd Spray Tan 16/1
3rd We Are City 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 0183 Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Secret Sign 22
2 9-7 v B J Meehan Martin Lane 74 7/18.00
2 (5) 426313 Purple, Orange diamond, White cap Kodatish (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
2 9-6 R Harris Kieren Fox 73 7/18.00
3 (10) 6461 Purple, pink star, diamonds on sleeves, purple cap, pink stars Monkey Bar Flies (IRE) 23
Distance Winner
2 9-6 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (3) 73 4/15.00
4 (3) 027156 Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap Must Be Me 15
Course Winner
2 9-4 Eve Johnson Houghton D Sweeney 71 14/115.00
5 (8) 03333 Black, orange disc Blazing Knight (IRE) 8
2 9-2 b R M Beckett Jim Crowley 69 7/18.00
6 (11) 23266 Emerald Green and White (quartered), diabolo on sleeves Whistling Buddy 21
Beaten Favourite
2 9-1 p1 P J Makin Catherine Gannon 68 8/19.00
7 (9) 1523 Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, yellow and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow diamond Risky Rizkova 20
Distance Winner
2 9-0 J G Portman M Davies 67 14/115.00
8 (2) 61577 Orange, Red cross belts and sleeves, quartered cap Majestic Red (IRE) 23
Course and Distance Winner
2 9-0 M S Saunders T G McLaughlin 67 28/129.00
9 (7) 064722 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets We Are City 8
2 8-10 M L W Bell Ian Burns (7) 63 7/18.00
10 (6) 4461 Emerald Green, Light Blue chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Light Blue cap Spray Tan 30
Distance Winner
2 8-7 A W Carroll Kirsty Milczarek 60 16/117.00
11 (12) 86753 Black, Red disc, Black and White check sleeves, White cap Plexolini 17
2 8-1 J Hughes D E Egan (5) 54 12/113.00
12 (1) 95854 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap Katy Spirit (IRE) 10
2 7-13 M Blanshard N Mackay (3) 52 40/141.00

Verdict

MONKEY BAR FLIES was quite highly tried before justifying favouritism at Warwick last month when Majestic Red was behind. He's only been raised 4lb and Lee Topliss' claim accounts for most of that so must have every chance of following up. We Are City was just touched off at Kempton eight days ago but it would be no surprise if third Blazing Knight reversed that form here as he met trouble in running. Risky Rizkova may be best of the rest as Secret Sign, Kodatish and Must Be Me all need to improve to win again off their current marks and Spray Tan didn't beat much at Bath and is closely matched with Plexolini on collateral form.