Chepstow

  • 16:00 Coral Fundraising For 'Children With Cancer UK' Standard Open NH Flat Race2m 11y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.60s
  • Off time: 16:00:24
16:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballymalin (IRE) 11/2
2nd Druid's Folly (IRE) 7/4
3rd Matchaway (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 231 Yellow, Dark Green star, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Matchaway (IRE) 29
7 11-7 Kerry Lee C Gethings (5) 11/43.75
2 P/P-31 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Ballymalin (IRE) 91
6 11-0 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (3) 11/26.50
3 2 Purple, emerald green hoops and armlets Canton Prince (IRE) 96
5 11-0 Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (5) 16/117.00
4 Emerald green and red stripes, emerald green sleeves, red stars Cougar's Gold (IRE)
5 11-0 P Bowen S Bowen 8/19.00
5 7-6 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap Druid's Folly (IRE) 44
6 11-0 Miss R Curtis J J Burke 7/42.75
6 6/3P1- White, Brown Star Dylanseoghan (IRE) 321
7 11-0 Miss Z C Davison W Featherstone (7) 25/126.00
7 7 Emerald Green, Pink hoops, White sleeves, Pink cap Jack Henri (FR) 35
5 11-0 Ian Williams Lee Edwards 50/151.00
8 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Top And Drop
5 10-7 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 13/27.50

Verdict

Matchaway won a minor contest at Bangor on his first start for new connections having been placed twice in Ireland but a penalty may be difficult to overcome on the ground. Ballymalin has won a point-to-point while Canton Prince was second at Market Rasen in October. Top And Drop represents an in-form yard but fellow newcomer COUGAR'S GOLD is possibly more interesting. He's by prolific NH sire Oscar and a half-brother to two winning jumpers, one of which was just beaten on his racecourse debut in a bumper – trainer Peter Bowen has a terrific strike rate here in races of this type.