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14:00 Chepstow

championhats.co.uk Juvenile Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 110y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 1.10s
  • Off Time: 14:01:50
  • 12 Ran
1
Silk - Black, red cross of lorraine, black and white check sleeves, red cap
  • Form 1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 11-5

took keen hold, prominent, every chance 4 out, soon ridden, beaten next, weakened before 2 out

2
Silk - Royal blue and white diamonds, royal blue sleeves, white stars, quartered cap
3/1
  • Form 21
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

mid-division, closed 2nd, not fluent next, outpaced after 4 out, weakened 2 out

3
Silk - Black, yellow cross belts, halved sleeves, yellow cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

held up towards rear, jumped right and well behind from 3rd

4
Silk - Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves
9/4
  • Form 3-
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

led 1st, mistake next, headed 4 out, weakened after 3 out

5
Silk - PURPLE, ORANGE spots
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

took keen hold, led until 1st, prominent, not fluent 3rd, close up when not fluent 4 out, stayed with strong challenge, driven after 2 out, stayed on, just held close home

6
Silk - Light Green, Yellow triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap
66/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

held up in mid-division, slightly hampered 2nd, some headway 4th, weakened well before 4 out, pulled up before 2 out

7
Silk - Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap
3/1
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders, led when mistake 4 out, ridden and edged left from 2 out, strongly pressed when mistake last, stayed on, in command near finish

8
Silk - Dark blue and red quartered, hooped sleeves and cap
100/1
  • Form U
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-12

mid-division, mistake and behind 3rd, pulled up before 3 out

9
Silk - Red and emerald green (quartered), emerald green sleeves, red spots, red cap
  • Form U6
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

held up in rear, not fluent 1st, well behind 4th

10
Silk - Beige, brown hoop and armlets
  • Form 535
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 102

took keen hold in rear, behind 3rd

12
Silk - LIGHT BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

held up in rear, behind from 3rd

13
Silk - Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Pink cap
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway after 1st, jinked right and unseated rider next

11
NR
  • Age 3
  • Weight 10-5

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Paul Nicholls has provided the winner of this in three of the last four years. All were French imports as is FULL BLAST, third at Enghien back in March when noted making good late headway. He looks the one to beat today ahead of Brook, another recent arrival from across the Channel who has a penalty to carry after winning at Cluny in May. Russian Bolero ran in Germany on the Flat and also has 7lb extra for winning at Plumpton while Karezak should win races over timber. He was very unlucky not to win on the level having found only one too good in his last five starts up to 1m5f. Golden Doyen may need this but is another worth monitoring.

Formwatch

Russian Bolero (GER) 7-4fav (10-12) Led until 2nd, remained prominent, went 2nd approaching 5th, led before 2 out, came clear from last, stayed on strongly, won at Plumpton 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Sep beating Witch From Rome (10-9) by 7l, 12 ran.

Brook (FR) (10-5) won at Cluny(FR) 1m 4f 3yo nhf gs in May, 6 ran.

Foot Soldier (FR) Soldier Of Fortune gelding out of Just Bold.

Full Blast (FR) (10-3) 3rd of 14, 6l behind Sir D'alma (10-3) at Enghien(FR) 1m 7f 3yo hdl gs in Mar.

Golden Doyen (GER) 7-2 (8-13) won at Compiegne(FR) 1m 1f 2yo stk hvy in Oct '13 beating Mariele (8-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran (flat).

Hopeigetlucky 40-1 (8-2) Held up, ridden over 3f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 5l behind Frederic Chopin (9-1) at Goodwood 2m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug (flat).

Karezak (IRE) 4-9fav (9-5) Took keen hold tracking leading trio, went 3rd over 2f out, 2nd inside final 2f, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Seamour (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep (flat).

Planet Rock 100-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, blundered 2nd, jinked right and unseated rider next, in a race won by Russian Bolero (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Sep, 12 ran.

Lady Knight (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, lost place from 3rd and reminders, weakened before 3 out, 6th of 7, well behind The Wallace Line (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd.

Magic Magnolia (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Led until 3 out, no extra next, 5th of 7, 28l behind Vosne Romanee (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Sep.

Sheer Poetry (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Sexy Secret (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep (flat).

Symphony Of Pearls 100-1 (8-11) Slowly away and went left start, always behind, last of 11, 27l behind About Turn (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jul '13 (flat).

Maid Of Tuscany (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden, wide and no impression over 1f out, 11th of 13, 8l behind Stoneham (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) (flat).