Chepstow

  • 17:00 Chepstow Annual Members Handicap 1m 4f 23y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.01s
  • Off time: 17:01:07
17:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Courtesy Call (IRE) 9/2
2nd Looks Like Rain 9/2
3rd Linkup (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 373612 Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots and spots on cap Aiaam Al Wafa (IRE) 35
Nag me
3 9-7 p P S McEntee L Morris 60 10/111.00
2 (8) 6-138 Dark Blue, Orange star and star on cap Palmyra (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 9-6 D M Simcock R Hughes 59 10/111.00
3 (9) 90-2593 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Courtesy Call (IRE) 14
Nag me
3 9-5 M Johnston M Demuro 58 9/25.50
4 (4) 000- ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap Velvet Star (IRE) 220
Nag me
3 9-2 P F I Cole C Catlin 55 8/19.00
5 (1) 0-68 Maroon, Black hoop, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Looks Like Rain 28
Nag me
3 9-1 M L W Bell J P Spencer 54 9/25.50
6 (11) 6030-8 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Single Girl (IRE) 43
Nag me
3 8-13 J G Portman Lee Newman 52 14/115.00
8 (10) 947-429 Light blue, dark blue cross belts, dark blue sleeves, light blue stars, dark blue cap, light blue star Rocco Breeze (IRE) 20
Nag me
3 8-11 P J McBride Dane O'Neill 50 5/16.00
9 (12) 896-9 Royal Blue, Red diamond, check cap Miss Granger 13
Nag me
3 8-10 R Harris Sophie Doyle (3) 49 33/134.00
11 (3) 00-0 Black, Gold and White striped sleeves, Gold cap Sea Fret 36
Nag me
3 8-7 p1 H Morrison D Holland 46 12/113.00
12 (7) 80-90 Yellow and black (halved), striped sleeves and cap Linkup (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 8-7 b1 P W Flynn D E Egan (5) 45 7/18.00
Non runners
7 (6)500-3Stickleback38-11H J L DunlopKirsty Milczarek50
10 (2)07-9Delishuss38-7D J S Ffrench DavisMartin Lane46

Verdict

Aiaam Al Wafa landed a claimer at Windsor in April but now looks a bit high in the weights. Courtesy Call was beaten a long way into third at Beverley and will have to do better while Stickleback looked very one-paced over 1m6f at Nottingham and is vulnerable to something with a bit of speed on this ground. VELVET STAR has shown nothing in three runs, all over a mile. He's by Galileo and is related to numerous middle-distance winners so this should be his trip and he's taken to make a winning handicap debut.