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13:05 Chepstow

Marion Winship Memorial Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 3)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 131y
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £15,000 added
  • Winner: £9,747
  • 2nd: £2,862
  • 3rd: £1,431
  • 4th: £716
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 17.70s
  • Off Time: 13:07:04
  • 10 Ran
1
Silk - red, white star, light green sleeves, white stars
  • Form 248-221
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 135
  • Trainer D Pipe
  • Jockey David Noonan

mid-division, driven to chase leaders 3 out, soon one pace, ridden and kept on flat, no impression

2
Silk - Dark blue, white sleeves, dark blue spots, white cap

Ballycross

21 D
5/1
  • Form 5210-23
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 133
  • Trainer N A Twiston-Davies
  • Jockey Mr Z Baker

prominent until blunderd and dropped to rear 2nd, headway and in touch on outer after 7th, pressed leader next, lost place 5 out, soon ridden and lost place, rallied to take 4th towards finish

3
Silk - Red, dark green stars and armlets
14/1
  • Form 11F23F
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 132
  • Trainer C L Tizzard
  • Jockey P J Brennan

tracked leaders, challenged 4 out, every chance last, ridden and kept on flat, held towards finish

4
Silk - Pink, brown seams, brown and pink striped sleeves, hooped cap
12/1
  • Form 152513-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 132
  • Trainer N B King
  • Jockey T E Whelan

tracked leaders, lost place 5 out, soon behind, tailed off

5
Silk - PINK, PURPLE cross belts, hooped sleeves, PURPLE cap

Boa Island (IRE)

24 t BFD
8/1
  • Form P3-211F
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 126
  • Trainer P F Nicholls
  • Jockey H Cobden

led, headed after 5 out, regained narrow lead next, headed 2 out, one pace in 3rd last, soon ridden, rallied towads finish, just held

6
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap
11/2
  • Form 44U2-F1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 126
  • Trainer A King
  • Jockey Brendan Powell

towards rear, headway after 13th, outpaced 4 out, never reached leaders

7
Silk - Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap

Sykes (IRE)

24 CD
4/1
  • Form 427-F82
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 126
  • Trainer P J Hobbs
  • Jockey R Johnson

mid-division, tracked leaders on inside 5 out, led narrowly 2 out, ridden and kept on under pressure flat, held on

8
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 10/64-96
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 124
  • Trainer Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey R P McLernon

mid-division, lost place and behind from 12th, struggling when not fluent 12th, weakened 3 out, tailed off

9
Silk - Yellow, white chevrons on sleeves
  • Form 28-42F3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 121
  • Trainer N P Mulholland
  • Jockey James Best

held up behind, headway into mid-division 4th, ridden after 4 out, kept on, not reach leaders

10
Silk - Orange, black cross of lorraine, diamonds on sleeves, black cap
8/1
  • Form 171-431
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 119
  • Trainer Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Jockey Grant Cockburn

prominent, led narrowly after 5 out to next, soon lost place, ridden before last, kept on same pace

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

What A Moment was always travelling when landing an amateurs' handicap at Cheltenham but has 8lb more to carry here. Boa Island was close up when falling at Exeter in a race in which Sykes finished second but has gone up a further 6lb since. Ballycross had no chance against Thistlecrack last time but had earlier finished second over 2m4f at Uttoxeter and should be winning soon over fences. KERROW has been a largely progressive hurdler over the last 12 months and a recent victory at Aintree would have been a real confidence-booster. He doesn't look badly treated on his chasing bow but the fences keep getting in the way for Fingerontheswitch. Newtown Lad has more on his plate than at Uttoxeter and You Say What may need today's experience.

Formwatch

What A Moment (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, headway 15th, went 2nd before 3 out, led next, clear last, ridden out flat, kept on, won at Cheltenham 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Nov beating Troika Steppes (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.

Ballycross 20-1 (11-0) Chased front pair virtually throughout, blundered 3rd, struggling 12th, tailed of 3 out, 3rd of 4, 29 3/4l behind Thistlecrack (11-5) at Cheltenham 3m (2) gs in Nov.

Tempestatefloresco 12-1 (11-5) Led, not fluent 13th (water), mistake 3 out, headed and fell 2 out, at Cheltenham 3m (2) gd in Oct.

You Say What (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, every chance before last, no extra run-in, 3rd of 8, 3 3/4l behind Mustmeetalady (11-8) at Warwick 3m 1f hcp (3) sft in Apr.

Boa Island (IRE) 2-1fav (10-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along before 4 out, close up and fell 4 out, at Exeter 3m hcp (3) gd in Nov.

Kerrow (IRE) 4-1fav (11-8) Held up towards rear, not fluent 8th, not clear run and switched right before 2 out, hung left and headway between last 2nd, led last, stayed on well, clear final 100 yards, won at Aintree 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in Oct beating Tantamount (11-5) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.

Sykes (IRE) 6-1 (11-1) Towards rear, headway before 4 out, chased winner from 3 out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Laurium (11-8) at Exeter 3m hcp (3) gd in Nov.

Forthefunofit (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Hampered 1st, held up in touch in rear, pushed along after 13th, behind after, mistake 16th, struggling and no chance when blundered 3 out, tailed off, 6th of 9, dist behind Beware The Bear (11-3) at Ascot 3m hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Fingerontheswitch (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Held up in last pair, good headway tracking leading pair 17th until mistake 4 out, weakened approaching next, left poor 3rd at the last, 3rd of 7, 37l behind Gentleman Jon (10-6) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp lst (1) gd in Nov.

Newtown Lad (IRE) 7-2fav (11-8) Mid-division, not fluent and reminder 4th, headway 12th, led 2 out, edged left flat, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp (4) sft in Nov beating Heroes Or Ghosts (11-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.