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16:05 Chepstow

Crown At Whitebrook Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 10.00s
  • 16 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
3rd
Silk -
1
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and WHITE (halved), hooped sleeves and cap
4/1
  • Form 964125
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 111

always prominent, ridden, hanging left approaching 2 out, weakened last

2
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, ORANGE disc, ORANGE and ROYAL BLUE striped sleeves and cap
8/13
  • Form 1/15-41
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9

always prominent, led approaching 3 out, edged left last, kept on well

3
Silk - Red and White stripes, Red sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 43-269
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

led 1st, soon headed, in touch until weakened after 4th

4
Silk - White, Black sleeves, quartered cap
16/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

with leader, in touch until weakened after 4th

5
Silk - White, Red seams and armlets, Red and White striped cap
33/1
  • Form 0257
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

in touch until weakened after 3 out

6
Silk - ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW hoop, YELLOW sleeves, DARK BLUE armlets, YELLOW cap
100/1
  • Form P0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

held up in rear, stayed on from 4 out, never dangerous

7
Silk - Red, white sleeves, red and grey segmented cap
  • Form 0500
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

always towards rear

8
Silk - Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap
50/1
  • Form 360
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

held up rear, headway after 4th, pressed winner from 2 out, kept on well flat

9
Silk - Orange, Yellow disc, striped sleeves and cap
7/1
  • Form 219
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 111

led after 1st until headed after 4 out until after 2 out

10
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, striped sleeves, hooped cap

Sun Hill

815
25/1
  • Form P/
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-2

always behind

11
Silk - Emerald Green and Pink check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap
50/1
  • Form 4P660
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2

always prominent, every chance 2 out, one pace pace

12
Silk - Light Blue, Brown spots, Light Blue sleeves
100/1
  • Form 97
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

always behind

13
Silk - Royal Blue, White sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, White star
100/1
  • Form 08
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

mid-division until weakened after 4th

14
Silk - Red and Light Blue (quartered), Red sleeves and cap
66/1
  • Form 88
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-9

in touch, ridden 3 out, every chance approaching last, weakened flat

15
Silk - Black, Orange diamond, Orange cap
100/1
  • Form 0P
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-9

soon ridden along in rear, tailed off from 4 out

16
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue armlets and cap
100/1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-3

pulled hard to lead after 1st, headed before 2nd, soon weakened, tailed off

In depth

Verdict

Despite the size of the field this should not take a great deal of winning and it is hard to oppose Manners, who gets the vote ahead of Sonnengold and Kayceecee. The last mentioned won a Warwick handicap off mark of 99 in January but has failed to trouble the judge in two starts since then and needs to improve to trouble the selection. Arc Of Stone is unexposed but is hard to back with confidence on the evidence of two previous runs, while Templer looks to be one of the lesser lights in the yard of Phillip Hobbs. Jobsworth could be of interest on his hurdling debut judged by some fair efforts in bumpers although a bigger threat is likely to come from Sonnengold, who won well at Lingfield two starts ago before disappointing last time; however, Lucy Wadham's mare may want a softer surface to show her best form. The vote though has to go to Manners. Jonjo O'Neill's gelding has run to a much higher standard than any of his rivals and a reproduction of recent form should more than suffice.

Formwatch

Kayceecee (IRE) 11-8fav (11-5) Held up in mid-division, ridden and headway 3 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 8, 17l behind Kawagino (11-0) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) sft in Mar.

Manners (IRE) 8-11fav (11-0) Held up, headway approaching 3 out, led soon after 2 out, ran on well, won at Sandown 2m nh nov hdl (3) sft in Feb beating Idris (11-4) by 4l, 10 ran.

Arc Of Stone (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 16, well behind Chiaro (11-7) at Chepstow 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Jobsworth (IRE) 20-1 (10-10) Held up, ridden 7f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 38l behind She's Humble (10-4) at Worcester 2m nhf (6) gd in Mar.

Onslow Road (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, hit 4 out, soon behind and hit next, 11th of 18, well behind Midas Way (11-0) at Newbury 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Sky Mack (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Mid-division, hit 2nd and next, weakened and behind 4 out, 15th of 18, well behind Midas Way (11-0) at Newbury 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Sonnengold (GER) 7-2 (11-1) Prominent to 9th, soon tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Brankley Boy (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.

Templer (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Mid-division until weakened approaching 3 out, 10th of 11, well behind Mahogany Blaze (10-9) at Exeter 2m 1f nh mdn hdl (4) sft in Feb.