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15:15 Chepstow

P & C Morris Novices' Hurdle (Class E )

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 21.03s
  • 12 Ran
1st
2nd
10/1

      3rd
      4/1

          1

          Ferimon

          16 D
          4/1
          • Form: 1-F13
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 11-10
          • Official Rating: 111
          • Trainer: H D Daly
          • Jockey: M Bradburne

          prominent, ridden 4 out, weakened next

          2
          6/1
          • Form: 25B153
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 11-10
          • Official Rating: 111
          • Trainer: P Bowen
          • Jockey: W Marston

          keen, led after 4th, hung left, clear approaching last

          3
          100/1
          • Form: 4-0
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 11-3
          • Trainer: B J Eckley
          • Jockey: M Nicolls

          held up in touch, weakened 4 out, soon tailed off

          4
          66/1
          • Form: 40P-P
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 11-3
          • Official Rating: 83
          • Trainer: Mrs D Hamer
          • Jockey: B Hitchcott

          held up towards rear, headway after 4th, soon weakened, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

          5
          10/1
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 11-3
          • Trainer: A M Balding
          • Jockey: S Durack

          keen, every chance 3 out, weakened last

          6
          33/1
          • Form: 0400/26-
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 11-3
          • Trainer: M C Pipe
          • Jockey: G Supple

          behind, soon reminders, tailed off

          7
          • Form: C-U21R3
          • Age: 8
          • Weight: 11-3
          • Trainer: R H Buckler
          • Jockey: P Davey

          held up mid-division, pushed along 4 out, never nearer

          8
          66/1
          • Form: 0/00
          • Age: 7
          • Weight: 11-3
          • Trainer: J A B Old
          • Jockey: P J Brennan

          always behind, mistakes 2nd and 3rd, soon tailed off

          9

          Layasar

          86
          50/1
          • Form: 230-5P0
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 11-3
          • Trainer: P F Nicholls
          • Jockey: J Tizzard

          keen in rear, tailed off when pulled up 3 out

          10

          Parsifal

          10 v BF
          100/1
          • Form: 65-4120
          • Age: 6
          • Weight: 11-3
          • Official Rating: 93
          • Trainer: P Wegmann
          • Jockey: S Curran

          led, soon clear, headed after 4th, ridden and weakened before next, tailed off

          11
          • Form: 22-0
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 11-3
          • Trainer: N J Henderson
          • Jockey: M A Fitzgerald

          held up towards rear headway approaching 4th, ridden 4 out, soon weakened

          12
          150/1
          • Age: 5
          • Weight: 10-10
          • Trainer: Mrs S M Johnson
          • Jockey: L Stephens

          soon behind, mistake 2nd, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out

          In depth

          Verdict

          An interesting race where Yes Sir just edges the value call over Royal Katodoki and Ferimon, who look the most dangerous out of those with previous experience. Briareus was a fairly useful performer on the Flat for Andrew Balding but had a habit of finding a few too good. He is likely to need this after a 204-day absence and is probably best watched. Farceur, who represents the indomitable Martin Pipe, is another to bear in mind for future reference as the champion trainer will no doubt place him to good effect in due course. Royal Katodoki ran as if badly in need of the outing on his reappearance and is expected to be a different proposition today. However, his yard have gone through a lean spell recently and he is not one to go overboard about at cramped odds. Neither is Ferimon, who was anchored by his penalty last time and could be vulnerable to something a little more resilient. Which could come in the shape of Yes Sir, who has come up against some decent types in his last two starts and put those experiences to good use today. Peter Bowen's charge represents great value at the predicted prices.