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12:12 Chepstow

Play The Coral 'Racing Super Series' Novices' Hurdle (GBB Race) (Class 4)

  • 3 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 131y
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,800 added
  • Winner: £3,769
  • 2nd: £1,107
  • 3rd: £553
  • 4th: £277
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 20.34s
  • Off Time: 12:14:42
  • 3 Ran
1
Silk - Orange, pink hoop and armlets, hooped cap
8/11
  • Form 581-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5

chased leader in 2nd, cruised into contention and pressed leader 2 out, shaken up to lead before last, kept on well, cosy

2
Silk - Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap
11/1
  • Form 23/
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway to press leader 7th, tracked leader and disputed 2nd 4 out, shaken up before 3 out, soon ridden along and weakened quickly, tailed off

3
Silk - Brown, light blue spots, striped sleeves, light blue cap, brown spots

Springfield Fox

270 DCD
11/8
  • Form F2211U-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 132

led, pressed and headed briefly 7th, led 4 out, driven before 3 out, pressed 2 out, headed before last, held in 2nd last, no match for the winner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Point-to-point winner OSCAR ELITE made a winning debut under Rules for Colin Tizzard with an impressive victory in a maiden hurdle here last month. This longer trip won’t be a problem and he should have the measure of Springfield Fox, despite carrying a penalty. The latter has won twice over fences, including at this venue, though has yet to score over hurdles while Is A Real Champ has only placed in a bumper and debuts over timber for Paul Nicholls’ yard.

Formwatch

Oscar Elite (IRE) 10-3 (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway going well before 3 out, led 2 out, soon clear, heavily eased towards finish, won at Chepstow 2m 3f mdn (4) hvy in Nov beating Hardy Articos (11-0) by 20l, 11 ran.

Is A Real Champ (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders 3f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 16, 4l behind One Touch (11-0) at Chepstow 2m (5) gs in Apr.

Springfield Fox 7-1 (11-6) Hit 1st, led to 3rd, pressed leader, carried right 12th, blundered and unseated rider 16th, at Cheltenham 3m 6f (1) sft in Mar.