Chepstow

  • 17:55 Braceys Builders Merchant Handicap Chase2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 0.20s
  • Off time: 17:56:17
17:55 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dolatulo (FR) 9/4
2nd Down The Stretch 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F-51P32 Emerald Green, Purple cross belts, Purple cap Carrigmorna King (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 t P J Hobbs M G Nolan (5) 129 2/13.00
2 325321 Royal blue and yellow check, diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap Granville Island (IRE) 13
Course Winner
6 11-8 Jennie Candlish Sean Quinlan 125 13/27.50
3 664511 emerald green, mauve cap Dolatulo (FR) 17
6 11-4 W Greatrex Wayne Hutchinson 121 9/43.25
4 4F-P024 Emerald Green and Red stripes, Red sleeves, Red star on cap Northern Alliance (IRE) 62
Distance Winner
12 11-4 A J Martin Paul Moloney 121 11/112.00
6 233-411 Red, White braces, striped sleeves, quartered cap Time To Think 36
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-12 J W Mullins A Thornton 115 8/19.00
7 41P4P1 Light Blue, Yellow diamond, chevrons on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Yellow diamond Bendant 14
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-9 p Mrs D A Hamer Aodhagan Conlon (5) 112 17/29.50
8 21/P7PP BLACK, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE spots Down The Stretch 13
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 10-2 J R Payne Brendan Powell (3) 105 20/121.00
Non runners
51P-7014Back Bob Back (IRE)811-2T R GeorgeA P Cawley119

Verdict

Dolatulo finally seems to have got the hang of jumping fences and won with a bit in hand at Carlisle earlier this month. He's in good form as is Time To Think, on a hat-trick after following up his Fontwell victory with another over track and trip last month. Granville Island just edged out Private Equity at Uttoxeter last time but the runner-up has let the form down since and Jennie Candlish's charge has plenty of weight. CARRIGMORNA KING also has a welter burden to carry but has done more to earn it. He came up against a well-handicapped rival when second at Wincanton earlier this month and may have more luck here. Back Bob Back is high enough in the weights at present but still preferred to Bendant and veterans Northern Alliance and Down The Stretch of the others.