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14:45 Chepstow

Bet365 Call 08000 322 365 Novices' Handicap Chase (Class C )

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 26.00s
  • 5 Ran
1
9/4
  • Form: 41FP11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 125
  • Trainer: M C Pipe
  • Jockey: Mr A Glassonbury

led until headed 2 out, kept on flat

2
4/1
  • Form: 2023-F1
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-9
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: Mrs H Dalton
  • Jockey: J P McNamara

in touch, not fluent 2nd and 3rd, ridden and weakened 5 out, pulled up before 2 out

3
10/3
  • Form: 334/P14
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 107
  • Trainer: P R Webber
  • Jockey: James Davies

held up in rear, moderate headway when mistake 4 out, beaten when jumped right 3 out

4

Dollar Law

9 t CDBF
16/1
  • Form: 640333
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 106
  • Trainer: R J Price
  • Jockey: S Durack

held up, headway 5 out, ridden next, 2 lengths 3rd when blundered 3 out, soon weakened

5
5/2
  • Form: 43F223
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: J Tizzard

tracked leader, mistake 6th, led 2 out, driven out

6
NR
  • Form: 4-45354
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6
  • Official Rating: 98
  • Trainer: Mrs N Smith
  • Jockey: R Lucey-Butler

In depth

Verdict

This looks tougher than the chases Figaro Du Rocher has contested so far and the Martin Pipe-trained gelding is deserted in in his hat trick bid in favour of Terre De Java, who has apparently schooled like a demon at home and has plenty of scope for this game. Heather Dalton's charge won in good style at Doncaster in December, where he attacked his fences with a relish. That effort created the impression that this son of Cadoudal has plenty more to offer and he is expected to be very hard to master this afternoon. Chef Tartare has been a little frustrating since he arrived here from France. But as he has experience of fences from his homeland it is safe to assume that he is capable of giving a good account of himself. He is very unlikely to become a stable star for Paul Nicholls but is one to bear in mind for future reference. However, Terre De Java appeals as the one to be on for now and he gets a confident vote today.

Formwatch

Figaro du Rocher (FR) 13-8fav Jumped well, led 2nd, shaken up and drew clear flat, easily, won at Warwick 2m nov hcp chs 0-120 (D) gs in Jan beating Nagano by 10l, 7 ran.

Terre de Java (FR) 2-1 Tracked leaders, led 5 out, very easily, won at Doncaster 2m mdn chs (D) gs in Dec beating Down The Stretch by 5l, 5 ran.