• 15:00 Blue Square Bet Robert Mottram Memorial Novices' Chase 2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 17.90s
  • Off time: 15:00:30
15:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fingal Bay (IRE) 8/13
2nd Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13P-152 White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Tiger O'Toole (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
7 11-12 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 131 12/113.00
2 1/11112- LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Fingal Bay (IRE) 183
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 8/131.62
3 131/125- Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Poungach (FR) 184
Distance Winner
6 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh 7/42.75
4 0/32122 White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Royal Scoundrel (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
8 11-4 P Bowen J E Moore 115 20/121.00
5 P5P22- Black, large Yellow spots, Black sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Witness That (IRE) 216
6 11-4 M Sheppard C Poste 50/151.00


FINGAL BAY lost his unbeaten record over hurdles when tackling 3m for the first time at Aintree in April but his overall form over the smaller obstacles was top class and he's an exciting prospect if transferring that ability to chasing. This isn't an easy start, however, as the lightly-raced Poungach goes well fresh and should also make up into a smart novice. Royal Scoundrel could find himself outclassed while Tiger O'Toole has been a little hit-and-miss over fences so far and will struggle to give 8lb to the principals. Witness That has been tackling point-to-points and may be out of his depth here.