• 14:20 Champions League Final Free Bets Maiden Auction Stakes5f 16y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 0m 59.35s
  • Off time: 14:20:48
14:20 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Avonvalley 4/7
2nd Silver Grey (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (2) Purple, Grey hooped sleeves Saxby (IRE)
2 8-13 M R Channon S Hitchcott 11/112.00
4 (8) 3 ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW diamonds, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, RED cap Safari Special 26
2 8-10 P Winkworth Jim Crowley 5/23.50
5 (3) 56 Black, red stripe, sleeves and cap Cane Cat (IRE) 20
2 8-6 A W Carroll David Probert (3) 33/134.00
6 (1) 322 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop and sleeves, quartered cap Avonvalley 15
2 8-5 M S Saunders E Ahern 83 4/71.57
7 (4) Red, dark blue chevrons, dark blue and red check sleeves, red cap Silver Grey (IRE)
2 8-5 R Ingram R Havlin 33/134.00
8 (6) 60 MAUVE, PURPLE seams, striped sleeves and star on cap French Connexion (IRE) 28
2 8-4 J S Moore L Morris 40/141.00
Non runners
1 (5)3Admin (IRE)29-0R M BeckettS Sanders
3 (7)023Bond Together28-12P D EvansCatherine Gannon


SAFARI SPECIAL may be able to improve sufficiently to get the better of Avonvalley with Admin and Saxby the other candidates for top honours. The form of the Folkestone maiden in which Safari Special made his debut has worked out well with the winner going on to land a conditions race at Goodwood and the runner-up his maiden at Yarmouth. Peter Winkworth's charge was well supported in the market and is taken to recoup losses. Avonvalley sets the standard and should go close to losing her maiden tag; she's done everything right on all three starts and is hard to knock. Admin showed promise on debut but Ralph Beckett has yet to saddle a juvenile winner and may have to wait for a little longer yet although the Namid colt is clearly open to plenty of improvement. Saxby is the most interesting of the newcomers and is related to a juvenile winner and it will be interesting to see what the market makes of his chances but Safari Special is taken to land the opener.