• 14:35 John Smith's Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £2,014 2nd £591 3rd £296 4th £148
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.90s
  • Off time: 14:35:33
14:35 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Top Wood (FR) 5/1
2nd Ulck Du Lin (FR) 2/1
3rd Out Of Nothing 40/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13 Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap Duaiseoir (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (5) 124 9/25.50
2 61 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Tell Me Y (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R Thornton 5/23.50
3 141170 Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Ulck Du Lin (FR) 31
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4 11-5 P F Nicholls R Mahon (3) 128 2/13.00
4 0 Pink, Black stars, Black sleeves, Pink armlets Chase The Space 18
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5 10-13 J M Bradley C Wallis (5) 150/1151.00
5 00- Red, Yellow stars, chevrons on sleeves, Red cap Commander Jet 470
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6 10-13 Ian Williams D Crosse 66/167.00
6 7078 Mauve, brown stars on sleeves, mauve cap, brown star Effectsmenone 18
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6 10-13 J M Bradley C J Davies (7) 150/1151.00
7 5587 Light Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars, Red cap, Light Blue star Fearless Leader 31
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5 10-13 Ian Williams Jack Doyle 50/151.00
8 77 Black, orange chevron, halved sleeves, orange cap Fitandproperjob 28
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6 10-13 B G Powell C Poste 100/1101.00
9 5- Red, Pink diamond, Pink cap, White spots Hamilton Hill 25
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5 10-13 D Burchell Mr R J Williams (7) 40/141.00
10 0-800 Light Blue, Black hoop and sleeves, check cap Just Watch Ollie (IRE) 84
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6 10-13 M J Coombe M J Quinlan (3) 150/1151.00
11 6 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW and EMERALD GREEN chevrons on sleeves, WHITE cap, YELLOW star Soundbyte 28
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-13 J Gallagher S Thomas 28/129.00
12 91115 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Top Wood (FR) 83
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5 10-13 D Pipe Hadden Frost 5/16.00
13 9-05 Red, white hoops, dark blue sleeves, red armlets, red cap Uncle Johnny 14
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7 10-13 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 14/115.00
14 PUP Red, yellow spots on sleeves, yellow cap Armagnac Rebel 21
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4 10-7 p S C Burrough C Bolger 150/1151.00
15 R4 Red, emerald green sleeves, white armlets, white cap Out Of Nothing 18
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9 10-6 D Burchell Matt Griffiths (3) 40/141.00


A tricky opening for punters as the three previous winners in the race appear closely matched on the form book and Top Wood, a winner of three bumpers in France, is certain to improve on his fifth at Towcester. It's a surprise to see Choc Thornton riding here rather than at Aintree but he looks to have a good book of rides and can get supporters off to a winning start on board TELL ME Y. Jonjo O'Neill's gelding overturned the odds-on At Fishers Cross at Ffos Las on his hurdles bow and has plenty of scope. Duaiseoir ran well under a penalty at Kempton and is preferred to French import Ulck Du Lin of the others, though the latter should improve for his run at Cheltenham.