Chepstow

  • 15:00 Western Daily Press Classified Stakes6f 16y

  • Winner £1,617 2nd £481 3rd £240 4th £120
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.73s
  • Off time: 15:00:10
15:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dark Ages (IRE) 13/8
2nd Ocean Myth 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 62774-0 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Courtland King (IRE) 38
Nag me
3 9-0 t P D Evans Catherine Gannon 62 20/121.00
2 (8) 6433-33 Black, Beige disc Dark Ages (IRE) 8
Nag me
3 9-0 t George Baker R Hughes 65 13/82.62
3 (1) 65-163 White, Royal Blue hoop, White and Royal Blue hooped sleeves and cap Ficelle (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-0 R Harris L Morris 64 11/26.50
4 (2) 5037-23 Royal blue, white stripe, beige sleeves and cap New Decade 12
Nag me
3 9-0 J M Bradley Dane O'Neill 62 3/14.00
5 (6) 420-859 Maroon, Pale Blue spots, Maroon sleeves, White cap Ocean Myth 15
Nag me
3 9-0 J G Portman R Kingscote 62 6/17.00
6 (7) 96-07 Purple and Yellow check, Yellow and Purple diabolo on sleeves Shamakat 8
Nag me
3 9-0 Rae Guest C Catlin 60 14/115.00
8 (3) 74827-8 Red, yellow epaulets, armlets and cap Welsh Royale 48
Nag me
3 9-0 W R Muir William Carson 61 11/112.00
Non runners
7 (4)868708Tumbleowtashoes39-0J RyanMartin Lane37

Verdict

Dark Ages is rarely beaten far and it was fast ground when he gained his only success over 5f at Nottingham a year ago. Ficelle won a seller on soft ground at Leicester and ran quite well in a Bath handicap last time so must be threat but it's NEW DECADE who gets the nod. His only success came over 7f on Fibresand at Southwell but he led for a long way in a handicap at Salisbury earlier this month, his first start since January, and this looks within his capabilities. Courtland King has dropped 13lb in the weights since last July after a poor run of form but Ocean Myth would have a chance if able to recapture the form that saw her finish runner-up in a handicap at Goodwood in August.