• 16:50 John Smith's 'No Nonsense Racing' Handicap Chase2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £2,437 2nd £716 3rd £358 4th £179
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.80s
  • Off time: 16:54:37
16:50 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dinarius 6/1
2nd Upthemsteps (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-PP5PP Orange, Olive Green stars, Orange sleeves Dinarius 49
Distance Winner
7 11-12 p Miss J Du Plessis James Best (5) 117 6/17.00
2 6/6112-3 Dark Green, White braces, Orange sleeves, White cap Round The Horn (IRE) 35
12 11-12 t J A B Old R Flint 117 10/34.33
3 600137 Black, red epaulets, checked sleeves, red cap Rory Boy (USA) 14
Distance Winner
7 11-7 b G McPherson T Molloy (3) 112 8/19.00
4 74PUF4 Maroon, Mauve striped sleeves Cottage Acre (IRE) 11
9 11-7 pt T R George L Heard 112 12/113.00
6 51-42U3 Light Blue, Red star, Red sleeves, Light Blue stars, Red cap, Light Blue star Upthemsteps (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
7 11-6 v1 Ian Williams R Thornton 111 2/13.00
7 6-5PP88 Purple, beige stars Romanesco (FR) 40
7 11-5 pt Mrs A M Thorpe C Poste 110 20/121.00
8 6-P2254 BLACK, GREEN hoop and armlets, GREEN cap, BLACK spots Mallusk (IRE) 35
Beaten Favourite
7 11-3 p K C Bailey Charles Greene (7) 108 7/24.50
Non runners
52F/3312Mon Chevalier (IRE)911-7C J GrayM G Nolan112


Mallusk has fallen to a decent mark but he's been a little disappointing this season and has never raced on ground this quick. He also has a bit to find to overturn last year's Newbury running with Cottage Acre, who showed a bit more at Sedgefield last time. Mon Chevalier's Stratford conqueror, Take Of Shoc'S, has won again since and he makes more appeal than Round The Horn and Rory Boy but may be too close in the weights to UPTHEMSTEPS. A visor is fitted on Ian Williams' gelding for the first time and could have the desired effect as this looks a little easier than recent races.