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15:05 Chepstow

John Smith's Extra Cold Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 13.00s
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
5/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    1
    Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue hoop, striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Dark Blue stars
    16/1
    • Form 64U76/P-
    • Age 12
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 112

    in touch, mistake 1st, jumped slowly 3rd and soon behind, tailed off when pulled up after 7th

    2
    Silk - DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap
    • Form U-546P1
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-10
    • Official Rating 96

    always behind, pulled up before 2 out

    3
    Silk - Grey, White sash, armlets and cap
    9/4
    • Form 223322
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-9
    • Official Rating 95

    led until headed 5th, ridden and weakened 3 out

    4
    Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap
    • Form P5-38PP
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-8
    • Official Rating 94

    held up towards rear, headway 7th to track leaders, ridden to chase winner 3 out, always held

    5
    Silk - Red, White Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, hooped cap

    Amadeus (AUS)

    14 CDD
    4/1
    • Form 152434
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 91

    mid-division, staying on when mistake 2 out

    6
    Silk - BEIGE, BROWN Cross of Lorraine, BEIGE sleeves, BROWN spots and spots on cap

    Fantasmic

    14 D
    5/1
    • Form PPF403
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 91

    tracked leader, led 5th, clear 4 out, pushed out

    7
    Silk - Royal Blue, Pink Cross of Lorraine, quartered cap
    16/1
    • Form PPP64B
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-3
    • Official Rating 89

    always behind

    In depth

    Verdict

    Jupon Vert deserves to get his head in front following a run of respectable efforts in defeat but he may again have to settle for a minor role and a better bet looks to be Bel Ombre, who gets the vote ahead of Amadeus and Easibrook Jane. The selection put some disappointing efforts behind him when running out the easy winner of a Bangor handicap last month and he has an obvious chance despite a 9lb rise since then. Fantasmic is held by the selection on Bangor running, while All Sonsilver is hard to back on recent evidence. Amadeus would have solid claims on the pick of his form but is not the most consistent of performers and of more interest may be Easibrook Jane, who has been pulled up in two recent starts over hurdles but is better than that and now returns to the larger obstacles on a fair mark. There was plenty to like about the way that Bel Ombre won at Bangor though and he is taken to follow up off his new mark.

    Formwatch

    Oa Baldixe (FR) (12-0) In touch to 2 out, weakened quickly pulled up in race won by Left To Himself (12-0) at Kildorrery 3m ire ptp gd in Feb '05, 7 ran.

    Bel Ombre (FR) 8-1 (10-8) Held up, headway 6th, outpaced 9th, rallied 3 out, led approaching 2 out, soon clear, hung left after last, driven out, won at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Mar beating Nagano (11-12) by 6l, 7 ran.

    Jupon Vert (FR) 7-1 (11-8) Pulled hard, held up, headway after 4th, ridden approaching 3 out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Sitting Duck (10-4) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp chs 0-100 (4) gs in Mar.

    Easibrook Jane 40-1 (11-7) Always in rear, tailed off when pulled up 5 out in race won by Carew Lad (11-2) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar, 12 ran.

    Amadeus (AUS) 4-1 (10-9) Tracked leader until weakened 7th, 4th of 7, 23l behind Bel Ombre (10-8) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.

    Fantasmic 14-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, led rd, ridden and headed 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Bel Ombre (10-8) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft in Mar.

    All Sonsilver (FR) 28-1 (10-4) Chased leaders when brought down 5 out in race won by Old Feathers (11-4) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb, 13 ran.