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12:20 Chepstow

Professor Caroline Tisdall Supports The IJF Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 13 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 98y
  • Going: Heavy (Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £9,000 added
  • Winner: £4,938
  • 2nd: £1,450
  • 3rd: £725
  • 4th: £363
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 11.50s
  • Off Time: 12:22:47
  • 13 Ran
1
Silk - Red, White sleeves, Black stars, White cap
  • Form 22104/P-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

prominent, led briefly 5th, led 8th to 9th, led 5 out, shaken up approaching last, driven out flat

2
Silk - Light blue, pink star, white cap
6/1
  • Form F2P4-4U
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 119

led until fell 4th

3
Silk - RED, WHITE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap
11/2
  • Form 1FF13/4
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 117

held up and behind, jumped slowly 6th, progress 8th, pushed along approaching 5 out, ridden after 4 out, weakened 2 out

4
Silk - Dark Green, Dark Green and Red check sleeves, White cap
  • Form 1176-57
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 116

held up and behind, headway 5 out, chased winner approaching 3 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on one pace flat

5
Silk - Light Blue, Orange armlets and cap
  • Form 412/3P-7
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 114

held up in touch, pushed along approaching 3 out, weakened approaching 2 out

6
Silk - Red, White triple diamond and armlets, Yellow cap

West Wizard (FR)

29 pt BFD
16/1
  • Form 38P-1U2
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 114

held up and behind, steady progress on inside 11th, pushed along and weakened approaching 4 out

7
Silk - Dark blue, white spots, white and dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap
  • Form 2P144-0
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 113

held up in mid-division, progress 4th, mistake 5 out, weakened 4 out

8
Silk - Dark blue, white sleeves, dark blue spots, white cap
33/1
  • Form 8153/7-7
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 113

prominent until brought down 4th

9
Silk - Yellow, dark green star, dark green cap
  • Form 21853/P
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 110

held up in mid-division, in rear when not fluent 7th, pushed along after 8th, lost touch approaching 5 out, pulled up before 3 out

10
Silk - Yellow, large Black spots, Yellow sleeves, Black spots
  • Form 0224P-4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 108

prominent, led 6th to 8th, led 9th to 5 out, pushed along after 4 out, weakened 3 out

11
Silk - White and dark green (quartered), diamonds on sleeves and cap
  • Form 1122-22
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 107

close up, left in lead 4th, headed 5th, soon led again, headed 6th, pushed along and fading when fell 4 out

12
Silk - Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star

It's Obvious

155 bt
11/1
  • Form 4736-PP
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 107

in rear, mistake 10th, pushed along and lost touch approaching 5 out, tailed off

13
Silk - red, black stars, diabolo on sleeves and stars on cap
16/1
  • Form 322U5/4
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-2
  • Official Rating 96

held up in mid-division, slightly hampered 4th, progress 5th, every chance 4 out, ridden after 2 out, 3rd and beaten when not fluent last

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

The testing going may prove problematic for West Wizard having scored on good ground at Market Rasen in September and finishing second at Warwick last month. Beallandendall is preferred though a string of second-places suggests he's high enough in the weights while Bennys King was pulled-up on his chasing bow and has recently joined Dan Skelton's yard. Oxwich Bay unseated last time having run well over these fences before that but ATIRELARIGO is fancied to make another bold bid having won this in 2016. Philip Hobbs' charge has had little racing since but can race off a lower mark today with last month's reappearance fourth over track and trip under his belt.

Formwatch

Bennys King (IRE) 7-1 (10-13) Tracked leader to 3rd, in touch, lost place after 7th, hit next, soon behind, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out, at Uttoxeter 2m 6f hcp (3) sft in Oct.

Oxwich Bay (IRE) 11-4fav (11-11) Mid-division when blundered and unseated rider 7th, at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Nov.

Atirelarigo (FR) 4-1 (11-11) Held up in rear, headway when hampered 5 out, chased leaders 3 out, never on terms, 4th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Flaming Charmer (11-13) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Nov.

Pop Rockstar (IRE) 15-2 (11-12) Behind, headway 2 out, never on terms, 7th of 11, 19 1/4l behind Flaming Charmer (11-13) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Nov.

Llancillo Lord (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders on outside, stayed on same pace from 4 out, 7th of 16, 5 3/4l behind Awake At Midnight (11-4) at Chepstow 2m hcp (3) gs in Nov.

West Wizard (FR) 7-2jfav (12-0) Mid-division, outpaced 5 out, headway under pressure 3 out, ridden to chase leaders before 2 out, went 2nd approaching last, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Jarlath (11-12) at Warwick 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Nov.

Maguire's Glen (IRE) 100-1 (11-2) Chased leaders to before 4 out, behind from next, tailed off, 21st of 23, dist behind Palmers Hill (11-11) at Cheltenham 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Nov.

Kerisper (FR) 7-1 (11-9) Mid-division, slow and lost place 3rd, pushed along after 8th, well beaten from 4 out, 7th of 9, dist behind Creadan Grae (11-3) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Sep.

Conas Taoi (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 3rd, lost place halfway, behind when pulled up 4 out, at Ffos Las 3m hcp (4) hvy in Nov.

Sandhurst Lad (IRE) 10-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, outpaced 4 out, plugged on into modest 4th run-in, 4th of 8, 19 1/2l behind Glen Rocco (10-11) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp (4) gs in Nov.

Beallandendall (IRE) 16-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, under pressure 4 out, weakened next, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Flaming Charmer (11-13) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) sft in Nov.

It's Obvious 12-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, not fluent 12th, weakened before 14th, pulled up before 16th, at Newton Abbot 3m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Top And Drop 11-4 (11-4) Tracked leaders on outside, mistake and weakened 8th, soon behind, 4th of 6, dist behind Miss Yeats (10-13) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp (4) gs in Nov.