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15:30 Chepstow

Monmouthshire Business Awards Handicap (Class 4)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 16y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,500 added
  • Winner: £4,852
  • 2nd: £1,444
  • 3rd: £722
  • 4th: £361
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 11.82s
  • Off Time: 15:32:30
  • 10 Ran
1(7)
Silk - Lime Green
4/1
  • Form 011-005
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 87

raced near side, chased leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong

2(6)
Silk - Light blue, maroon triple diamond
  • Form 21000-7
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 85

held up in centre, never on terms

3(8)
Silk - YELLOW, BLACK star, quartered cap

Englishman

10 D
9/2
  • Form 40-8014
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 83

made most on near side rail until ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakening when not much room over 1f out

4(4)
Silk - Orange, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap, Orange star
  • Form 134008
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 83

chased leaders in centre, shaken up 2f out, led inside final 2f, soon ridden, strongly pressed final furlong, headed post

5(9)
Silk - RED, white star, white sleeves, red spots, red cap, white star

Ginzan

248 D
20/1
  • Form 382016-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 9-10
  • Official Rating 81

chased leaders near side, weakened 2f out

6(3)
Silk - Red, Black star, White sleeves and cap

Vincentti (IRE)

8 hc DCD
14/1
  • Form 7556-57
  • Age 7
  • Weight 9-4
  • Official Rating 75

slowly into stride, raced centre, headway chasing leaders halfway, pushed along over 2f out, weakened 2f out

7(5)
Silk - LIGHT GREEN, PURPLE hoops, LIGHT GREEN sleeves
14/1
  • Form 00-6970
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 73

raced centre, prominent 4f

8(10)
Silk - Red, Yellow diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow diamonds, Dark Blue cap, Yellow diamond
13/2
  • Form 399504
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-1
  • Official Rating 72

slowly into stride, behind, headway on near side rail 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to challenge and hung left over 1f out, ran on under pressure to lead post

9(1)
Silk - Black and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves, yellow and black quartered cap
  • Form 111753
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 77

chased leaders in centre, pushed along halfway, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong

10(2)
Silk - Yellow, Black chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap

Bonjour Steve

14 p CDCD
12/1
  • Form 364-173
  • Age 6
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 62

held up in centre, headway over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, pressed leader and every chance final furlong, no extra close home

In depth

Verdict

MUNFALLET won a similar grade contest over the course and distance in October and followed up in better grade at Haydock. He's been well beaten in Class 3 contests subsequently but a return to this grade off his last winning mark can see him back in the winner's enclosure. Englishman also won at a slightly higher level at Windsor before a fair run at Goodwood and has to be respected along with Dandy Flame, who ran his best race for some time at Salisbury. Vincentti won here in September but has been badly out of form in recent starts and Ginzan, who has 10 victories to his credit, hasn't run since October.

Formwatch

Munfallet (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Led far side group until over 1f out, weakened and lost places inside final furlong, 5th of 19, 7 1/2l behind Naggers (9-2) at Thirsk 6f hcp (3) sft in May.

Cincuenta Pasos (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Dwelt, held up, ridden 2f out, never a factor, last of 7, 10 1/2l behind Udontdodou (8-10) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (3) pol in Apr.

Englishman 8-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, headway looking for room over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Joe Packet (9-3) at Goodwood 6f hcp (4) gd in May.

Sir Billy Wright (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Chased winner in centre, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Major Pusey (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp (4) gs in May.

Ginzan 25-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Summer Chorus (9-0) at Newmarket 6f hcp fll (2) gf in Oct.

Vincentti (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Chased clear leaders, outpaced halfway, weakened well over 1f out, last of 7, 5 3/4l behind Passing Star (9-7) at Chelmsford City 6f stks (6) pol in May.

Equally Fast 33-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, never a factor, 16th of 20, 14l behind Robero (9-7) at Ascot 6f hcp (4) gf in May.

Satchville Flyer 16-1 (9-6) Keen, soon towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 12, 8 1/4l behind Roman De Brut (9-2) at Chepstow 1m hcp (5) gs in May.

Dandy Flame (IRE) 22-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Scorching Heat (9-8) at Salisbury 6f hcp (5) gs in May.

Bonjour Steve 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead briefly approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Rainbow Orse (9-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp (5) gs in May.