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15:35 Chepstow

John Smith's 'no Nonsense' Selling Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 18 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 1.20s
  • 18 Ran
1st
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
11/2

    4th
    Silk -
    8/1

      1
      Silk - Black, Yellow star, checked sleeves and cap

      Cullian

      14 p D
      8/1
      • Form 26-6P13
      • Age 9
      • Weight 11-12
      • Official Rating 90

      In touch, lost place approaching 5th, ridden and outpaced 7th, stayed on again, not troubled leaders

      2
      Silk - Dark Blue, White stripe, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap
      • Form F-8088
      • Age 6
      • Weight 11-11
      • Official Rating 89

      tracked leaders, led after 4th, headed 5th, led again 7th, ridden and weakened after 8th

      3
      Silk - Mauve, dark blue diamond, chevrons on sleeves, mauve cap, dark blue diamond
      12/1
      • Form 380189
      • Age 9
      • Weight 11-11
      • Official Rating 89

      tracked leader, ridden and lost place 5th, hit next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

      4
      Silk - EMERALD GREEN, BLACK seams, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, BLACK spots and spots on cap
      11/2
      • Form 272152
      • Age 5
      • Weight 11-10
      • Official Rating 88

      in touch, ridden and outpaced 6th, stayed on from 3 out

      5
      Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow disc, White sleeves and cap
      • Form 6440PU
      • Age 7
      • Weight 11-9
      • Official Rating 87

      tracked leader, ridden and every chance 4 out, weakened 3 out

      6
      Silk - Red and White check, White sleeves
      • Form 70U060
      • Age 13
      • Weight 11-7
      • Official Rating 85

      held up in rear and keen, mistake 2nd, headway after 7th, to go mid-division, weakened 3 out

      7
      Silk - Royal Blue, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Royal Blue armlets and diamond on Orange cap
      25/1
      • Form 5809-37
      • Age 9
      • Weight 11-7
      • Official Rating 85

      always in rear and not jumped well, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out

      8
      Silk - Emerald Green, Black disc, Black cap
      • Form P/FPBP-3
      • Age 11
      • Weight 11-5
      • Official Rating 83

      held up mid-division, headway 6th, ridden to chase winner and no chance from 3 out

      9
      Silk - Black, Red chevrons, Red sleeves, Black spots, Red cap
      33/1
      • Form 452-4PP
      • Age 10
      • Weight 11-5
      • Official Rating 83

      In touch, ridden and weakened after 7th

      10
      Silk - Grey, Dark Blue cross belts, Dark Blue and Grey quartered cap
      • Form 205419
      • Age 7
      • Weight 11-2
      • Official Rating 80

      held up towards rear, headway after 6th to go in touch, weakened 3 out

      11
      Silk - Royal Blue, Red spots, Black cap, White spots

      Adalie

      17
      28/1
      • Form 7P2-P45
      • Age 12
      • Weight 11-1
      • Official Rating 79

      led, headed after 4th, ridden and weakened 6th, pulled up before 4 out

      12
      Silk - Purple, Yellow star, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Emerald Green star
      12/1
      • Form P34514
      • Age 4
      • Weight 10-13
      • Official Rating 84

      mid-division, ridden 6th, weakened approaching 3 out

      13
      Silk - Brown, White halved sleeves
      9/1
      • Form 05254F-
      • Age 6
      • Weight 10-12
      • Official Rating 76

      in touch closer order 7th, led on bit 4 out, easy

      14
      Silk - Black and Mauve stripes, Mauve sleeves, Black cap

      Peggy Lou

      884 p
      25/1
      • Form 530/
      • Age 6
      • Weight 10-11
      • Official Rating 75

      tracked leaders,weakening when slow jumped 7th, weakening and pulled up 4 out

      15
      Silk - Yellow, Black inverted triangle, diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap, Black diamond

      Breezer

      12 p D
      11/2
      • Form 4500P3
      • Age 6
      • Weight 10-9
      • Official Rating 73

      towards rear, ridden 6th, headway 4 out, stayed on for 3rd last

      16
      Silk - Black and Light Blue check, halved sleeves
      • Form P-P8UUR
      • Age 8
      • Weight 10-9
      • Official Rating 73

      tracked leader, led 5th, headed 7th, ridden and weakened 3 out

      17
      Silk - Emerald Green and Red diabolo, Red sleeves, quartered cap
      14/1
      • Form 07F-P64
      • Age 5
      • Weight 10-6
      • Official Rating 70

      lways towards the rear

      18
      Silk - White, Emerald Green cross belts, White and Red halved sleeves, Red cap
      100/1
      • Form 0P-PPRP
      • Age 11
      • Weight 10-6
      • Official Rating 70

      always towards the rear

      In depth

      Verdict

      Mickey Pearce and The Wife's Sister are closely matched on recent form and are entitled to be thereabouts in this company but preference is for Cullian, who is taken to resume winning ways. The selection was good value for his win in a non-handicap seller at Towcester two starts ago and lost nothing in defeat in a claimer at Bangor last time on unsuitably soft ground; back on a faster surface today, he looks worth a bet in a moderate contest. Lazy Lena gave little sign for encouragement on her recent return from a break, while Irish Blessing has disappointed in two starts since winning at Leicester in January. Little Rort is hard to recommend on recent form and of more interest may be Breezer, who comes from a stable that is beginning to find their form so he may be better than recent form suggests. Sir Walter is another worthy of a mention but preference is for Cullian, who is taken to resume winning ways.

      Formwatch

      Cullian 8-1 (11-2) Held up mid-division, outpaced 5th, stayed on from last, took 3rd post, no impression, 3rd of 11, 23l behind Mezereon (10-13) at Bangor 2m 1f mrs clm hdl (5) gs in Mar.

      Irish Blessing (USA) 12-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place after 3rd, soon behind, 9th of 14, 35l behind Elegant Clutter (11-1) at Warwick 2m cnd hcp hdl 0-100 (4) hvy in Mar.

      The Wife's Sister 7-2 (10-7) In touch, led approaching 4 out, headed when bumped flat, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Mickey Pearce (10-2) at Hereford 2m 3f nov sll hdl (5) gd in Mar.

      Little Rort (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chasing leaders in 4th, when blundered and unseated rider at the 3rd in race won by Can Can Flyer (11-0) at Chepstow 2m sll hdl (5) gs in Mar, 10 ran.

      Sir Walter (IRE) 25-1 (11-12) Pulled hard in rear, always behind, 10th of 12, 48l behind Knockrigg (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f sll hcp hdl 0-90 (5) hvy in Mar.

      Lazy Lena (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Mid-division, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, well behind Fox Point (11-7) at Newcastle 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Mar.

      Mickey Pearce (IRE) 9-1 (10-9) Mid-division, reminder after 4th, struggling when blundered 5th, some late headway, never dangerous, 4th of 15, 39l behind Glimmer of Light (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f nov sll hdl (5) gd.

      Breezer 7-2 (10-12) Held up, driven and stayed on same pace from 3 out, 3rd of 9, 25l behind Froghole Flyer (11-12) at Plumpton 2m sll hcp hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Mar.