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12:20 Chepstow

Rhys Howells Memorial Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 98y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,035 added
  • Winner: £4,289
  • 2nd: £1,259
  • 3rd: £630
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 15.80s
  • Off Time: 12:23:21
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Brown, white epaulets
  • Form P5P4-36
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

held up and behind, not fluent 10th, headway after 11th, led going well after 3 out, shaken up and went clear flat, easily

2
Silk - White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 243532
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 117

prominent until ridden and weakened before 5 out

3
Silk - Mauve and black (quartered), mauve sleeves, white cap
11/2
  • Form 3112-64
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 117

always prominent, every chance approaching 5 out, pushed along after 4 out, weakened 3 out, 6 lengths 4th and beaten when blundered last

4
Silk - White, Red triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves and cap
11/2
  • Form 1232-22
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 117

held up and behind, short-lived effort after 11th

5
Silk - Black, orange star, chevrons on sleeves, orange and black quartered cap
  • Form 4642-51
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 115

prominent, with leader when stumbled 10th, pushed along and weakened 4 out

6
Silk - Red, WHite chevron

Louse Talk (IRE)

27 pt BFD
15/2
  • Form PU5F-34
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 114

with leader, led 4th, ridden and headed after 3 out, beaten last, lost 2nd towards finish

7
Silk - Black, orange star, black sleeves, orange stars, black cap, orange star
  • Form 41746-P
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 113

led to 4th, weakening when hit 10th, tailed off when pulled up 5 out

8
Silk - Emerald Green, White braces, Orange cap
16/1
  • Form 4261/P-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 110

held up mid-division, headway 11th, ridden after 3 out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner

9
Silk - Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap
  • Form 46-5U33
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 98

behind, mistakes 3rd and 7th, jumped right 8th, lost touch and pulled up before 9th, broke blood vessel

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Eclair De Guye won at Fontwell on only his second outing over fences and a conditional’s allowance negates a rise in the weights. But NATIVE ROBIN has a good strike rate over the larger obstacles with five wins in 16 attempts and it could be his turn again today having finished runner-up in both starts since returning to action. Francky Du Berlais never threatened the winner when second at Ffos Las though drops down a grade for this while Domaine De L'Isle also faces an easier task than at Newbury last month and looks best of the rest.

Formwatch

Domaine De L'Isle (FR) 50-1 (10-13) Behind, plugged on from 3 out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Azzerti (11-12) at Newbury 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Francky Du Berlais (FR) 3-1 (11-3) Led until after 4 out, led again before next, mistake 2 out, headed last, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Never Equalled (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 6f hcp (3) sft in Nov.

Dorking Cock (IRE) 5-1 (11-10) Chased leader, hit 6th, slightly hampered 8th, went left next, weakened 3 out, 4th of 9, 24 1/4l behind Sammy Bill (11-0) at Kempton 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Nov.

Native Robin (IRE) 4-1jfav (11-4) Chased leaders on inside, went 2nd before 3 out, ridden and held when carried head high before the last, 2nd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Keep Moving (11-5) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Eclair De Guye (FR) 5-2cfav (11-7) Held up, headway and went 2nd briefly after 10th, led 2 out, ridden flat, stayed on, won at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (4) sft in Nov beating Battle Of Ideas (11-4) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.

Louse Talk (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Led, headed narrowly 10th, left in lead again 4 out, headed before next, ridden and no impression from 2 out, 4th of 9, 12 1/2l behind Horatio Hornblower (11-12) at Ffos Las 3m hcp (4) sft in Nov.

Envol De La Cour (FR) 50-1 (11-6) Led after 1st until 13th, weakened rapidly, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out, at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp (3) gs in Nov.

Indian Brave (IRE) 11-1 (11-11) Held up in touch, tracked leaders 4 out, outpaced 2 out, plugged on to take modest 3rd after last, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 6, 24l behind Caventara (11-5) at Kelso 2m 7f hcp (4) hvy in Nov.

Mouseinthehouse (IRE) 13-2 (11-12) Held up, jumped right 1st, in touch when mistake 3rd, not fluent next, lost place 7th, left remote 3rd 4 out, disputing 2nd flat, no chance with winner, 3rd of 9, 23l behind Darling Alko (12-3) at Ludlow 2m hcp (4) sft in Nov.