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16:20 Chepstow

Patent Paradise At valuerater.co.uk Handicap (Div 1) (Class 6)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,300 added
  • Winner: £2,782
  • 2nd: £828
  • 3rd: £414
  • 4th: £207
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 3m 34.03s
  • Off Time: 16:22:00
  • 10 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1(1)
Silk - Red and Royal Blue check, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, Royal Blue cap, Red star
12/1
  • Form 617-746
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 67

held up in rear, steady headway from over 4f out, went 3rd final 2f, kept on, unable to challenge

2(6)
Silk - Maroon, black chevron and armlets

Borak (IRE)

10 pt CD
25/1
  • Form 6/984-56
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 64

in rear, outpaced inside 4f out, rallied from over 2f out, kept on, went 4th post

3(3)
Silk - Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star
15/2
  • Form 253-327
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 61

chased leaders, switched left 3f out, stayed on, unable to trouble winner

4(9)
Silk - Red and yellow (quartered), yellow and red chevrons on sleeves
  • Form 70/04
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-13
  • Official Rating 60

led after 1f, headed 4f out, soon weakened

5(8)
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink hoop and sleeves, quartered cap

Aumerle

179 D
66/1
  • Form 6128/50
  • Age 8
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 58

handily placed, not much room over 4f out, soon weakened

6(4)
Silk - Dark Blue, White hooped sleeves, White cap

Bird For Life

11 p DCD
11/4
  • Form 048-911
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-7
  • Official Rating 54

towards rear, closed halfway, effort 4f out, no impression from 2f out, lost 4th post

8(5)
Silk - Yellow, emerald green disc and sleeves, pink cap

Batalha

24
14/1
  • Form 846-77
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 65

mid-division, weakened from 4f out

9(11)
Silk - Royal Blue, White chevron, White sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White quartered cap

Dropzone (USA)

702 b D
100/1
  • Form 434068/
  • Age 11
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 45

slowly away, never going, always behind, tailed off

10(7)
Silk - Royal Blue, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, Royal Blue cap, Pink star

Boutan

11 b C
50/1
  • Form 40/5-787
  • Age 7
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 45

raced keenly, prominent, lost place 7f out, no impression after

11(10)
Silk - Yellow, Light Blue spots, Yellow sleeves, Light Blue cap

Lismore (IRE)

24 p BF
2/1
  • Form 706-236
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-11
  • Official Rating 57

bumped rival start, slowly into stride, handy after 1f, led over 4f out, clear from 2f out, in no danger after

7(2)
NR
50/1
  • Form 070000/
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 52

NonRunner

In depth

Verdict

BIRD FOR LIFE has returned to action in good form and won at Wolverhampton before taking advantage of a lower mark on Turf and scoring over track and trip. She remains on a winning mark, despite a 3lb rise, and can confirm latest running with Norab, who went close at Bath earlier. Arty Campbell ran well here last month but was well beaten last time and winning hurdler/chaser New Millennium is preferred having posted a better effort over 1m5f at Bath. Lismore is another to note stepping up in trip for Sir Mark Prescott’s yard.

Formwatch

Arty Campbell (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, one pace and beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 12l behind Le Musee (9-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Borak (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up and behind, closer and wide on home turn, chased leaders over 3f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 6 1/4l behind Hidden Depths (9-0) at Bath 1m 6f hcp (5) fm in Jul.

Norab (GER) 7-1 (9-4) Prominent, restrained into midfield halfway, ridden over 4f out, kept no one pace, 7th of 12, 5 3/4l behind Bird For Life (8-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp (6) gd in Jul.

New Millennium (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) In touch, headway and close up 8f out, ridden and short of room over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Capricorn Prince (9-2) at Bath 1m 5f hcp (6) gd in Jul.

Aumerle 12-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 16 1/2l behind Estrela Star (9-2) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Feb.

Bird For Life 12-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, some headway halfway, ridden over 3f out, driven to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Chepstow 2m hcp (6) gd in Jul beating Tin Fandango (9-4) by 1/2l, 12 ran.

Batalha 16-1 (9-7) Led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 8, 6 3/4l behind Socially Shady (9-6) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Dropzone (USA) 5-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, hit 8th, under pressure 4 out, soon lost place, rallied after 2 out, stayed on into 3rd after last, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 14l behind More Than Luck (11-12) at Fontwell 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Aug.

Boutan 25-1 (9-4) Midfield, ridden over 3f out, no impression from over 2f out, 7th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Scarlet Ruby (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Jul.

Lismore (IRE) 6-5fav (8-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along on outside 4f out, hung right and no impression final 2f, never on terms, 6th of 8, 4 3/4l behind Socially Shady (9-6) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (5) gd in Jul.

Sehayli (IRE) 50-1 (11-3) Behind, beaten 4 out, 8th of 9, 28l behind Scrutinise (10-11) at Plumpton 2m hcp (5) sft in Dec.