• 15:35 Persian War Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £14,252 2nd £5,348 3rd £2,678 4th £1,335
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 53.66s
  • Off time: 15:36:17
15:35 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silviniaco Conti (FR) 7/2
2nd Captain Chris (IRE) 7/4
3rd Frascati Park (IRE) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4111- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Captain Chris (IRE) 191
6 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 146 7/42.75
2 11-1 Red, pink hoop and armlets Silviniaco Conti (FR) 14
4 11-7 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 135 7/24.50
3 12/24-13 Dark Blue, Emerald Green and Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap Lidar (FR) 162
Beaten Favourite
5 11-4 A King S Thomas 122 20/121.00
4 P11-219 White, Dark Blue Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves and cap Quo Video (FR) 122
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-4 Tim Vaughan Mr Tom David 130 40/141.00
5 6128-14 Emerald Green, Orange stripe, striped sleeves William Hogarth 6
Course Winner
5 11-4 W K Goldsworthy R Flint 127 28/129.00
6 F117- Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Cavite Beta (IRE) 184
Distance Winner
4 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 8/19.00
7 1/24322- Yellow, Dark Blue sash Frascati Park (IRE) 200
6 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 132 5/23.50
8 1-62 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Shalimar Fromentro (FR) 23
4 11-0 Nick Williams D A Jacob 16/117.00


All the big boys stand their ground and in a fascinating clash it is SHALIMAR FROMENTRO who might be worth chancing. It's interesting that Nick Williams had him at Auteuil last month and the gelding shaped with plenty of promise. His stable won this last year with Reve De Sivola and with the longer trip likely to suit his stablemate a bold bid is anticipated. The majority of eyes will be on Captain Chris who didn't make his debut until February but he won his next three starts and has emerged not only with a rating of 146 but as a leading Cheltenham candidate as well. Silviniaco Conti was fairly easy to back on his UK debut at Bangor but he sauntered home having been electric over his hurdles; he could be anything. Lidar is more exposed but he has always been highly-thought-of and is expected to improve now up in trip. Quo Video has the proven course form and although he flopped at Worcester when last seen his previous progression was eminent, however a bigger threat might be the front-runner Frascati Park if able to nip away from the front. Cavite Beta represents top connections and this son of Old Vic is a player on his hurdling bow now faced with a test of stamina.