Chepstow

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

  • Winner £17,085 2nd £6,411 3rd £3,210 4th £1,599
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.00s
  • Off time: 15:36:05
15:35 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Timesremembered (IRE) 9/1
2nd Potters Cross 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/81-2 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Berkeley Barron (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
5 11-4 t1 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 130 9/25.50
2 2/111- Red, black seams, black and beige chevrons on sleeves, black and red quartered cap Ceasar Milan (IRE) 231
5 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 11/82.38
3 1-60 Emerald green and black stripes, red cap Johnny Og 25
4 11-0 M Keighley Ian Popham 33/134.00
4 1/1321F- Royal Blue, Pink hoop Lienosus (IRE) 205
Beaten Favourite
7 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 131 9/43.25
5 3/231-23 Dark Blue and White stripes, halved sleeves Potters Cross 14
6 11-0 Miss R Curtis T Scudamore 12/113.00
6 2213-1 Red and White check, White cap Timesremembered (IRE) 20
5 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle L P Aspell 9/110.00
7 U142- Yellow, Black hoops, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Tinker Time (IRE) 195
5 11-0 R H Buckler L Heard 50/151.00

Verdict

With four winners in the last six years, Paul Nicholls clearly targets this Grade 2 with his best novices and CAESAR MILAN should continue his excellent strike rate. Hugely impressive when winning an Ayr bumper on soft ground in March, the extra half-mile is certain to suit this winning pointer and he is one to follow over the coming months. Lienosus was third in this last year and looks the best of those with previous hurdling experience, though his confidence may have been affected by a heavy fall at Aintree in April. Timesremembered has more to do than when winning at Uttoxeter, though is another who will be suited by the extra yardage and is preferred to Berkeley Barron and Potters Cross, second and third over course and distance two weeks ago.