Chepstow

  • 13:20 32Red Maiden Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.80s
  • Off time: 13:21:11
13:20 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Monkey Kingdom 4/5
2nd Queen's Star 14/1
3rd Phone Home (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 Purple and beige (quartered), beige sleeves Almost Gemini (IRE) 120
5 11-3 C J Mann M D Grant 12/113.00
3 269P Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap Driving Well (IRE) 21
6 11-3 h A J Whiting Ryan Hatch (7) 66/167.00
4 F6F1-64 Light blue and white stripes, hooped cap Eastern Witness (IRE) 17
7 11-3 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 14/115.00
6 393 Royal Blue, Emerald Green sash, sleeves and cap Grey Earl 34
7 11-3 R Lee J E Moore 8/19.00
7 12710- Beige, grey epaulets Monkey Kingdom 322
6 11-3 t1 Miss R Curtis P E Corbett (5) 4/51.80
8 53 White, dark blue chevron, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Ossie's Dancer 31
5 11-3 Martin Smith C Bolger 16/117.00
9 5-275PP White, red cross of lorraine, red sleeves, white armlets Phone Home (IRE) 54
7 11-3 Nick Mitchell D Elsworth 110 6/17.00
10 974/76-5 Black, Red hoop, Red sleeves, Black armlets, Red cap Romany Quest 39
7 11-3 Miss L Blackford Conor Smith (7) 33/134.00
11 F/16- Dark blue, white spots, white and dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap The Bogman's Ball 301
8 11-3 Grace Harris Conor Ring (7) 50/151.00
12 BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Cloudy Smith
5 10-10 B Eckley Gary Derwin (7) 100/1101.00
13 27-7 Black and light blue check, black sleeves, quartered cap Morebutwhen 77
7 10-10 R J King Tom Cannon 80/181.00
14 6 ORANGE, MAROON hoop and armlets, BLACK and ORANGE quartered cap Queen's Star 74
Course Winner
5 10-10 A M Balding T J O'Brien 14/115.00
Non runners
232-2423Ashford Wood (IRE)611-3Tim VaughanMichael Byrne
53-22444Gate Please (IRE)911-3Miss R CurtisP E Corbett117

Verdict

Gate Please and Phone Home are the only two of these to have achieved a handicap rating but they are thoroughly exposed. Ashford Wood has been struggling for pace in bumpers so this longer trip might help while Grey Earl showed promise at Towcester and Ossie's Dancer was third at Southwell. Monkey Kingdom has won a couple of bumpers but has had his problems since running in a Grade 2 at Aintree in April last year. Queen's Star was a stayer on the Flat and will know more after a debut sixth at Fontwell but we'll give another chance to EASTERN WITNESS who may have gone off too quickly on very heavy going at Ludlow last time.