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17:20 Chepstow

32 Free At 32Red.com Handicap (Class 5)

  • 11 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 23y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,588
  • 2nd: £770
  • 3rd: £385
  • 4th: £192
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 36.32s
  • Off Time: 17:20:28
  • 11 Ran
2nd
Silk -
9/4

    3rd
    Silk -
    10/1

      1(6)
      Silk - Red, Black sleeves, White cap
      12/1
      • Form 8-72848
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-10
      • Official Rating 68
      • Trainer R J Hodges
      • Jockey Catherine Gannon

      always behind, never involved

      3(8)
      Silk - White, black hollow box, black and white halved sleeves
      • Form 9-88463
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-8
      • Official Rating 66
      • Trainer S Durack
      • Jockey M Fenton

      took keen hold, held up in rear, driven along over 2f out, struggling when slipped up and unseated rider well over 1f out

      4(3)
      Silk - Yellow, Dark Green epaulets, Dark Green sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Dark Green star

      Almail (USA)

      315 D
      33/1
      • Form 387589-
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-7
      • Official Rating 65
      • Trainer J A Osborne
      • Jockey S J Drowne

      led early, chased leader until 7f out, chased leading pair until 4f out, weakened over 2f out, eased, tailed off

      5(11)
      Silk - White, Royal Blue sash, Red sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star
      25/1
      • Form 184677
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 63
      • Trainer M R Channon
      • Jockey Daniel Cremin

      soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out

      6(10)
      Silk - Yellow and Red halved horizontally, Black and Red halved sleeves, quartered cap
      7/1
      • Form 156425
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 70
      • Trainer Mrs A J Perrett
      • Jockey S M Levey

      in touch, pushed along over 3f out, hung badly left from ober 2f out and stayed on same pace over 1f out, went 4th final strides

      7(12)
      Silk - Light Green, Dark Blue epaulets, Yellow and Dark Blue hooped sleeves and cap
      9/4
      • Form 0-6265
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 70
      • Trainer A M Balding
      • Jockey Oisin Murphy

      chased leaders, went 2nd 7f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and stayed on same pace inside final furlong

      9(7)
      Silk - Dark green, yellow seams, maroon sleeves, purple cap
      • Form 3-74971
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-1
      • Official Rating 68
      • Trainer George Baker
      • Jockey P Cosgrave

      held up in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, headway and switched left to inside over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out

      10(13)
      Silk - Light blue and maroon (quartered), light blue sleeves, maroon spots
      6/1
      • Form 446831
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-0
      • Official Rating 58
      • Trainer A Carson
      • Jockey William Carson

      steadied start, held up in last trio, headway on outside over 3f out, driven and stayed on same pace over 1f out

      11(5)
      Silk - White, red triple diamonds, white cap
      8/1
      • Form 6543
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-13
      • Official Rating 66
      • Trainer H Candy
      • Jockey F Sweeney

      chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out

      12(1)
      Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow stars, hooped sleeves, White cap

      Afro

      31 h
      10/1
      • Form 8553-15
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-12
      • Official Rating 65
      • Trainer P Hedger
      • Jockey Charles Bishop

      in touch on inside, pushed along 2f out, ridden and stayed on from over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong

      13(9)
      Silk - Pink, black chevron, pink sleeves, black spots, pink cap, black diamond
      7/1
      • Form 224331
      • Age 3
      • Weight 8-6
      • Official Rating 59
      • Trainer P D Evans
      • Jockey J Quinn

      chased leaders, went 3rd 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost places inside final furlong

      2(4)
      NR
      • Form 446432
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-9
      • Official Rating 67
      • Trainer R J Price
      • Jockey Louis Steward

      Nonrunner

      8(2)
      NR
      • Form 162-436
      • Age 3
      • Weight 9-3
      • Official Rating 70
      • Trainer J G Portman
      • Jockey S W Kelly

      Nonrunner

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      It's a strange decision to leave the best race on the card until last but it might stop a few racegoers from leaving early. Knight's Parade looks to have decent claims on his best form while Eton Rambler, Flash Crash and Whitefall all arrive off the back of recent victories. Hurakan was only beaten a head at Bath last month while Silk Route is still relatively unexposed. AFRO beat Whitefall on soft ground at Lingfield in the spring so connections will be hoping for some rain. She ran a little better than the final result suggests on the Polytrack last time following a break and may still be a step ahead of the handicapper so we'll give her a tentative vote, though Batchelors Star could also play a part if he lasts home.

      Formwatch

      The Quarterjack 9-2 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leading trio, pushed along on outside over 3f out, steadily weakened, 8th of 9, 15l behind Certavi (9-2) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.

      Batchelors Star (IRE) 11-1 (9-10) Behind, headway over 1f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Guilded Spirit (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.

      Almail (USA) 22-1 (9-9) Always behind, 9th of 10, 10l behind Aleksandar (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.

      Highlife Dancer 20-1 (8-13) Led, driven along and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 9, 10l behind Certavi (9-2) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.

      Knight's Parade (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up, headway over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 5th of 6, 14l behind Marju's Quest (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.

      Musikhani 25-1 (8-10) Held up, pushed along and effort over 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, no impression, 5th of 7, 8l behind Chesterfield (9-6) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.

      Eton Rambler (USA) 9-4fav (9-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd on inside 2f out, pushed along to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug beating Special Report (8-1) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

      Flash Crash 7-2fav (9-2) Dwelt mid-division, headway to track leader 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug beating Cane Cat (9-4) by 4l, 8 ran.

      Silk Route 11-4 (9-2) Took keen hold tracking leader, effort over 2f out, soon every chance, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Lisa's Legacy (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.

      Afro 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up in 5th, stayed on same pace final 2f, 5th of 6, 7l behind Pearl Spice (9-3) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.

      Whitefall (USA) 11-4fav (8-9) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3f out, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug beating Belle Park (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.

      Hurakan (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Keen close up in last place, ridden 3f out, headway to challenge 2f out, soon hung left and pressed winner, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 4, hd behind Chapter Five (8-12) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Aug.

      Jebril (FR) 3-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Kuantan One (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in May.