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16:45 Chepstow

Oakgrove Avonbridge Handicap (Class 6)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 16y
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,588
  • 2nd: £770
  • 3rd: £385
  • 4th: £192
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 0.68s
  • Off Time: 16:46:38
  • 10 Ran
2nd
Silk -
6/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    9/2

      1(11)
      Silk - Red, emerald green cross of lorraine, emerald green sleeves, red armlets, red and emerald green quartered cap

      Top Cop

      12 BF
      9/2
      • Form 758322
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-7
      • Official Rating 55

      chased leaders near side, ridden in 3rd over 1f out, soon hung left and kept on same pace inside final furlong

      2(7)
      Silk - Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond
      15/8
      • Form 874321
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-6
      • Official Rating 54

      raced keenly, made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well

      3(5)
      Silk - LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap

      Triple Dream

      8 b D
      8/1
      • Form 646732
      • Age 10
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 51

      chased winner until over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened

      4(1)
      Silk - Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap
      16/1
      • Form 539098
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-2
      • Official Rating 50

      soon off the pace towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong

      6(10)
      Silk - Orange and white diamonds, halved sleeves, dark green cap

      Acom

      50 b
      8/1
      • Form 55805
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-1
      • Official Rating 52

      soon off the pace towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon struggling

      7(8)
      Silk - Red, emerald green stripe, halved sleeves, yellow cap

      Seraphima

      114 p
      40/1
      • Form 716899
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-1
      • Official Rating 49

      slowly into stride, outpaced and behind, never a factor

      8(3)
      Silk - Grey, Maroon chevron, hooped cap
      6/1
      • Form 5075-5
      • Age 4
      • Weight 8-12
      • Official Rating 46

      raced keenly tracking leaders, 2nd over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong

      9(4)
      Silk - Grey, mauve hoop, grey sleeves, orange armlets, mauve cap
      14/1
      • Form 545-256
      • Age 7
      • Weight 8-12
      • Official Rating 46

      held up in touch, ridden entering final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten

      10(2)
      Silk - ORANGE, PURPLE hooped sleeves, WHITE cap
      7/1
      • Form 966524
      • Age 7
      • Weight 8-12
      • Official Rating 45

      chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong

      11(6)
      Silk - Light blue, dark blue sleeves, light blue seams, quartered cap
      • Form 76-2405
      • Age 7
      • Weight 8-12
      • Official Rating 45

      chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 2f

      5(9)
      NR
      6/1
      • Form 274643
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-2
      • Official Rating 50

      Nonrunner

      In depth

      Verdict

      HIT THE LIGHTS scored over course and distance last time when beating Top Cop and several others. The latter has gone close again since to boost the form so Patrick Chamings' charge gets the vote. Smart Dj, Very First Blade, Diamond Vine and Triple Dream were all behind the selection and will do well to turn the tables here so Lizzy's Dream may prove a bigger threat on his recent second at Musselburgh.

      Formwatch

      Top Cop 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Lucky Clover (9-10) at Ffos Las 5f hcp (6) gd in Jul.

      Hit The Lights (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders near side, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Chepstow 5f hcp (6) gf in Jul beating Top Cop (9-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.

      Triple Dream 3-1fav (8-12) Chased clear leader, ridden to challenge when hung left inside final 2f, kept on, no impression with winner final furlong, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Classic Pursuit (10-0) at Salisbury 5f hcp (6) gd in Jul.

      Diamond Vine (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Soon pushed along and behind, some late headway, never involved, 8th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Hit The Lights (9-3) at Chepstow 5f hcp (6) gf in Jul.

      Acom 20-1 (8-8) Led, clear halfway, headed over 1f out, hung left under pressure approaching final furlong, weakened, 5th of 8, 9 1/2l behind Star Fire (9-4) at Bath 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.

      Seraphima 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stide, held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, last of 9, 7 1/2l behind Danzoe (9-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.

      Smart Dj 10-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside chasing leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 4th final strides, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Hit The Lights (9-3) at Chepstow 5f hcp (6) gf in Jul.

      Chester Deelyte (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 6th of 8, 6 1/2l behind Borough Boy (9-12) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Jul.

      Lizzy's Dream 5-1 (8-11) Rider removed hood late, slowly away, in touch, pushed along inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Pacngo (9-0) at Thirsk 5f hcp (6) gf in Jul.

      Upper Lambourn (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7 1/4l behind Red Invader (9-6) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Jun.

      Very First Blade 7-1 (8-7) Close up, led over 4f out, headed over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Bonjour Steve (9-5) at Chepstow 5f hcp (5) sft in Jul.