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14:30 Chepstow

Unibet Money Back If 2nd/3rd/4th In National Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Div 1) (Class 5)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,599
  • 2nd: £763
  • 3rd: £382
  • 4th: £191
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 53.40s
  • Off Time: 14:32:39
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
33/1

    2nd
    Silk -
    16/1

      3rd
      Silk -
      16/1

        1
        Silk - Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap
        4/1
        • Form P15282
        • Age 8
        • Weight 11-12
        • Official Rating 100
        • Trainer F O'Brien
        • Jockey James O'Neill

        pressed winner, ridden and lost 2nd before 3 out, outpaced approaching next, kept on again into 4th run-in

        2
        Silk - Dark green, white cross belts, royal blue sleeves, white cap, royal blue star
        • Form 38-8538
        • Age 6
        • Weight 11-10
        • Official Rating 98
        • Trainer G McPherson
        • Jockey Ryan Hatch

        mid-division, pushed along and hanging left when hit 3 out, weakening when hit next and rider lost iron briefly

        3
        Silk - Rose Pink, Navy Blue sleeves, Gold cap
        • Form 57-0P99
        • Age 7
        • Weight 11-8
        • Official Rating 96
        • Trainer N J Henderson
        • Jockey J McGrath

        chased leaders, blundered badly 3rd, losing place when not much room on inside bend after 6th, ridden and weakened before next

        5
        Silk - Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), checked sleeves

        Who Am I

        138 p D
        16/1
        • Form P-21P8F
        • Age 9
        • Weight 11-5
        • Official Rating 93
        • Trainer Mrs D A Hamer
        • Jockey R T Dunne

        chased leaders, ridden into 2nd after 2 out, slight lead last, hung right and kept on run-in, caught last strides

        6
        Silk - Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star
        • Form 76943-5
        • Age 8
        • Weight 11-4
        • Official Rating 92
        • Trainer L Corcoran
        • Jockey Jack Doyle

        held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders when hit 3 out, weakened next

        7
        Silk - Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap
        12/1
        • Form 700F
        • Age 5
        • Weight 11-3
        • Official Rating 91
        • Trainer N J Hawke
        • Jockey C O'Farrell

        held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders after 6th, led and pecked 3 out, headed approaching 2 out, lost 2nd after 2 out, no extra in 4th between last 2, weakened run-in

        8
        Silk - Purple, White stars, halved sleeves, White cap, Purple star

        Flemensbay

        65 p
        33/1
        • Form 83556P
        • Age 7
        • Weight 11-2
        • Official Rating 90
        • Trainer R T Phillips
        • Jockey Sean Quinlan

        reminders to lead, narrowly headed 3 out, led again before 2 out, narrowly headed last, rallied gamely to lead again last strides

        9
        Silk - White, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap
        10/1
        • Form P-223P4
        • Age 8
        • Weight 11-1
        • Official Rating 89
        • Trainer B J Llewellyn
        • Jockey Robert Williams

        mid-division, weakened after 6th, tailed off

        10
        Silk - Dark Blue, Red epaulets, halved sleeves
        • Form UPR547
        • Age 9
        • Weight 10-4
        • Official Rating 78
        • Trainer A Middleton
        • Jockey Daniel Hiskett

        chased leaders on outside, lost place after 4th, never on terms after

        11
        Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots

        Lily Potts

        53 bt
        25/1
        • Form FU58-0
        • Age 6
        • Weight 10-3
        • Official Rating 77
        • Trainer C J Down
        • Jockey J M Davies

        chased leaders, hit 4th, lost place after 6th, soon struggling

        12
        Silk - Yellow, pink cross belts, quartered cap

        Gwili Spar

        19 ht
        16/1
        • Form 046UP6
        • Age 7
        • Weight 10-0
        • Official Rating 74
        • Trainer Miss L Hurley
        • Jockey D Crosse

        held up in rear, headway under pressure after 3 out, chased leaders before next, 3rd and no chance with leading duo between last 2, went left last

        13
        Silk - Yellow and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap
        5/1
        • Form 8/S099-4
        • Age 7
        • Weight 10-0
        • Official Rating 69
        • Trainer C J Gray
        • Jockey Michael Heard

        took keen hold in mid-division on outside, headway chasing leaders 5th, pushed along in 3rd and carried head high after next, weakened before 2 out

        4
        NR
        16/1
        • Form 25-0646
        • Age 6
        • Weight 11-7
        • Official Rating 95
        • Trainer Hugo Froud
        • Jockey D Crosse

        Nonrunner

        Previous results

        In depth

        Verdict

        ALLERTON has been raised 5lb since his near miss at Stratford but won over fences off a similar mark in the autumn and lacks serious opposition in a modest-looking affair in which few arrive in any kind of form. Gwili Spar could run into a place if in the mood but has never fulfilled early potential. Bobby Dove may be the pick of the remainder ahead of the returning Sterling Gent.

        Formwatch

        Allerton (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Always prominent, led and ridden after last (usual 2 out), soon headed, stayed on to regain narrow lead approaching omitted last, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 16, hd behind Seymour Legend (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.

        Titans Approach (IRE) 33-1 (11-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along 6th, soon weakened, 8th of 12, well behind Scorpiancer (11-6) at Ludlow 2m 5f mdn hdl (4) sft in Jan.

        Mister Chairman (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Towards rear, dropped to last approaching 3rd, soon lost touch, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Sirabad (11-8) at Sandown 2m nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

        Who Am I 50-1 (10-11) Led until 1st, prominent, lost place when not fluent 4th, last 6th, went badly left 9th, fell 12th, in a race won by Royal Palladium (11-12) at Ludlow 3m nov hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Nov, 8 ran.

        Sterling Gent (IRE) 5-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, headway before omitted 3 out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 18, 21l behind Mr Maynard (11-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jun.

        Acadian (FR) 300-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, short of room when fell 4th, in a race won by Sir Ivan (11-4) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb, 16 ran.

        Flemensbay 25-1 (9-13) In touch, reminders 6th, soon in rear, pulled up before 8th, in a race won by Capard King (11-5) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Feb, 9 ran.

        Bobby Dove 7-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, not always fluent, ridden after 5th, outpaced and no impression from next, plugged on from 2 out, 4th of 6, 15l behind Tidestream (11-7) at Southwell 2m 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Mar.

        The Boogeyman (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) Led, headed approaching 4 out, weakened next, 7th of 9, well behind Bold Adventure (11-0) at Fakenham 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.

        Lily Potts 33-1 (10-4) Pushed along and struggling before 6th, always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 16, 40l behind Hot Pepper (10-11) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Feb.

        Gwili Spar 20-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, some headway 3 out, never on terms, no extra next, 6th of 12, 14l behind Mighty Mambo (11-1) at Towcester 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.

        Indiana Oscar 66-1 (10-0) Held up, headway after 4th, outpaced approaching next, plugging on in 5th when mistake 2 out, driven into 4th between last 2, never any chance with leading trio, 4th of 12, 19l behind Tanit River (11-5) at Chepstow 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Mar.

        Etheridge Annie 14-1 (10-7) Of fthe pace in mid-division, mistake and weakened 6th, soon ridden and struggling, tailed off, 6th of 9, 37l behind Perspicace (10-7) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.