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14:35 Chepstow

John Smith's Chepstow Race Club Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 54.40s
  • 17 Ran
1st
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2nd
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14/1

    3rd
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    4th
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    1
    Silk - Maroon and Light Blue diamonds, Light Blue sleeves, Purple cap
    20/1
    • Form 020-P48
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 125

    keen, stumbled and unseated rider 1st

    2
    Silk - Light Blue, Brown chevrons on sleeves, Black cap
    • Form 712219
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 120

    in touch, ridden 4 out, every chance when mistake 3 out, weakened approaching last

    3
    Silk - Black, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green sleeves, Black armlets, Emerald Green cap
    33/1
    • Form 151250
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-5
    • Official Rating 118

    led, headed 5th, ridden next, weakened after 7th, pulled up before 3 out

    4
    Silk - Black and Beige diabolo, Beige sleeves, Black diamonds,beige cap, Black diamond
    33/1
    • Form 332-3PP
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-3
    • Official Rating 116

    always in rear, lost touch 6th

    5
    Silk - DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap
    11/1
    • Form 1237-20
    • Age 8
    • Weight 11-2
    • Official Rating 115

    tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 7th, chased leaders 3 out, weakened approaching last

    6
    Silk - Light Blue, Black disc, Dark Blue sleeves, Black cap

    Marrel

    10 v D
    20/1
    • Form 706160
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 110

    mid-division, headway 7th, ridden and weakened 3 out

    7
    Silk - Light Blue, Black disc, Dark Blue sleeves, Black cap
    20/1
    • Form 889120
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-11
    • Official Rating 110

    in touch, ridden to chase leaders 3 out, one pace

    8
    Silk - Purple, White diamond, Dark Blue and White diabolo on sleeves, Dark Blue cap, White diamond
    • Form 2-1125
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-10
    • Official Rating 109

    held up mid-division, ridden 6th, steady headway next, weakened 3 out

    9
    Silk - WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap
    • Form 13-8
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 108

    in touch, headway 6th, ridden and every chance 4 out, weakened and pulled up 3 out

    10
    Silk - Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), Light Blue sleeves and cap
    8/1
    • Form 704237
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-7
    • Official Rating 106

    held up in touch, ridden to chase leaders 4 out, led 2 out, ran on

    11
    Silk - Royal Blue, Red spots, Black cap, White spots
    50/1
    • Form 5500P4
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 105

    always in rear, hit 3rd, lost touch 6th, pulled up before 3 out

    13
    Silk - Dark Blue, White seams, Red sleeves, White seams, Red cap

    Bonny Grey

    13 C
    14/1
    • Form 969383
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 104

    tracked leaders, led 4 out, ridden and headed after 3 out, every chance approaching last, no extra

    14
    Silk - BLACK, RED chevrons on sleeves, RED cap
    16/1
    • Form F15993
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-4
    • Official Rating 103

    always in rear, weakened 4 out

    15
    Silk - WHITE, ROYAL BLUE triple diamond, ROYAL BLUE cap
    9/1
    • Form P5-P324
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-1
    • Official Rating 100

    towards rear when hampered by loose horse and unseated rider 4th

    16
    Silk - DARK BLUE, LIGHT BLUE star, RED sleeves, RED cap, LIGHT BLUE star

    Fleurette

    81 BFD
    7/1
    • Form 86-2192
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 99

    towards rear, ridden 7th, weakened approaching 3 out

    17
    Silk - Light Blue, White collar and sleeves, Black cap, White spots
    10/1
    • Form P2FPP3
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 98

    tracked leader, led after 4th, ridden and headed 4 out, weakened 3 out

    18
    Silk - Dark Blue, Yellow epaulets, Dark Blue sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap
    25/1
    • Form 5-12910
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 98

    held up and keen, some progress 7th, ridden and weakened 3 out

    12
    NR
    • Form R175-01
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-6
    • Official Rating 105

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    Sunday City probably found the ground too testing at Southwell when last seen and could be of interest back on a more suitable surface today but Peter Bowen's gelding remains plenty high enough in the weights and preference is for What A Vintage, who gets the vote over Nick's Choice. The last mentioned was never likely to trouble easy winner Capitana on Wednesday and is likely to find this opposition less exacting but he may have to settle for a minor role behind What A Vintage. The Richard Phillips-trained mare has done little wrong this term and, with the stable continuing in good form, she is taken to bounce back from a slightly disappointing effort last time. Brendar missed an engagement earlier this week because of unsuitably fast ground and has to be respected if any rain arrives but, unless it does, he is hard to back with confidence. Cockatoo Ridge showed improved form behind Wellbeing last time and has to be considered on that evidence, while Imazulutoo could be of interest on his first start since joining the yard of Evan Williams. Jockser has claims on the pick of his form but is inconsistent and a better bet looks to be What A Vintage who gets the vote.

    Formwatch

    Imazulutoo (IRE) 2-1fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, 7th 5 out, no extra after 3 out, 8th of 13, 21l behind Monjoyau (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs gd in Jun.

    Sunday City (JPN) 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division, led approaching 7th, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened approaching next, 9th of 15, 45l behind Hoh Viss (10-11) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Jan.

    Nick's Choice 16-1 (11-1) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 41l behind Capitana (11-2) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.

    What A Vintage (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Held up, headway 7th, ridden after 9th, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 24l behind Brankley Boy (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.

    Jockser (IRE) 17-2 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden from 6th, lost place next, 7th of 15, 9l behind McBain (11-10) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.

    Bonny Grey 9-1 (10-7) Always prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Tessanoora (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs hcp hdl (3) gd in Mar.

    Cockatoo Ridge 50-1 (10-6) Led until 1st, stayed prominent, every chance 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Wellbeing (11-7) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.

    Brendar (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Hampered 1st, held up in rear but in touch, closed on leaders from 9th, led 2 out, driven, stayed on well flat, won at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar beating Myson (10-6) by 2l, 10 ran.