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13:30 Chepstow

Q Care Ltd Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 2.60s
  • Off Time: 13:31:38
  • 6 Ran
1
14/1
  • Form: 1262-53
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: C J Gray
  • Jockey: M G Nolan

held up, took keen hold, headway on outside 4th, one pace before 4 out, weakened approaching last

2
  • Form: 361331
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: T R George
  • Jockey: P J Brennan

tracked leaders, took keen hold, challenging when mistake 11th, led after 5 out, clear 3 out, ridden out

3

Lac Sacre (FR)

16 bt C
7/2
  • Form: 553323
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • Official Rating: 119
  • Trainer: J L Flint
  • Jockey: R Flint

with leader, led 10th, ridden when not fluent 5 out, soon headed, no impression on winner 3 out, stayed on same pace

4
  • Form: 3-21323
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 118
  • Trainer: Miss R Curtis
  • Jockey: T Scudamore

led until 10th, ridden before 5 out, stayed on same pace from 4 out, not fluent 2 out, closed on 2nd flat

5
28/1
  • Form: 9/435-8P
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: R Dickin
  • Jockey: C Poste

tracked leaders, still in touch when dropping to last 5th, mistake 6th, outpaced from 9th, mistake 5 out, soon well behind, tailed off 3 out, pulled up after

6
6/1
  • Form: 7-53297
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-6
  • Official Rating: 100
  • Trainer: Evan Williams
  • Jockey: Conor Ring

held up, took keen hold, not fluent 1st, in touch next, lost place 7th, mistake 8th, behind 9th, pulled up after

In depth

Verdict

AUDACIOUS PLAN has been quite highly tried so far over fences. He was well beaten over 3m last time at Uttoxeter but the mud was flying that day and he should do better on this quicker surface. He ran well over hurdles off a higher mark here in December. Until Winning appeared to have a bit in hand when winning at Wincanton last month and rates a danger but Lac Sacre is proving hard to place. However, he has been placed in better races in two of his last three starts and Saint Breiz looks harshly treated considering he finished tailed off in his only start over fences under Rules.

Formwatch

Saint Breiz (FR) 33-1 (10-9) Held up in detached last, well outpaced and no chance before 8th, left remote 3rd 4 out, tailed off, 3rd of 4, well behind Carraig Mor (11-3) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) gs in Mar.

Until Winning (FR) 11-8fav (11-7) Made all, not fluent 7th or 2 out, clear before last, eased close home, won at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar beating Sublime Talent (10-9) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.

Lac Sacre (FR) 11-2 (11-7) Held up, ridden 4 out, headway when hampered 2 out, kept on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 10, 10l behind Minella Forfitness (11-10) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Mar.

Audacious Plan (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, not fluent and lost place 3rd, headway 11th, bumped 13th, soon beaten, left remote 3rd last, 3rd of 10, well behind Barafundle (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m nov hcap ch (3) sft in Mar.

Troyan (IRE) 25-1 (11-11) In touch on outside, lost place before 3rd, behind 7th, tailed off when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Rascal (11-12) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb, 9 ran.

Capilla (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Raced keenly, held up in rear, close up 3 out, one pace next, ridden and weakened before last, 7th of 8, 30l behind Rayak (11-11) at Newbury 2m nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) sft in Feb.