Chepstow

  • 15:10 John Smith's Extra Smooth Novices' Chase3m 2f 110y

  • Winner £4,944 2nd £1,452 3rd £726 4th £363
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 54.90s
  • Off time: 15:10:23
15:10 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valentine Vic (IRE) 6/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 102221 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 41
8 11-8 G L Moore A Glassonbury 131 11/82.38
3 34-682P ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW epaulets and sleeves, RED cap Moleskin (IRE) 43
Beaten Favourite
8 10-12 p V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 117 10/34.33
5 11/313-F Emerald Green and White check, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets and star on cap Valentine Vic (IRE) 50
7 10-12 P F Nicholls Ian Popham (3) 125 6/42.50
Non runners
2P-64512Winterwood (IRE)811-4Tim VaughanS Thomas119
40/F4-2PUNot So Prudent (IRE)710-12N A Twiston-DaviesSean Quinlan

Verdict

Fruity O' Rooney has taken well to fences and looks likely to run his race once again. However, most of his best form has been delivered on soft-heavy ground and he looks to have quite a task on his hands asked to concede weight all round. WINTERWOOD makes most appeal in receipt of 4lb from the aforementioned, especially having shown his best fencing form last time when just failing to reel in the winner in a competitive Newbury handicap. Paul Nicholls sends Valentine Vic over fences for the first time and this lightly-raced sort has to be of interest in receipt of the allowances, not to mention Ian Popham's claim. He presumably has had training troubles though.