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15:20 Chepstow

Western Daily Press Nursery (Class 5)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 5f 16y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,264
  • 2nd: £674
  • 3rd: £337
  • 4th: £168
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 0.26s
  • Off Time: 15:20:34
  • 12 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
16/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    1(4)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots
    7/1
    • Form 0183
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-7
    • Official Rating 74

    held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon carried left, led inside final furlong, edged right, ran on

    2(5)
    Silk - Purple, Orange diamond, White cap
    7/1
    • Form 426313
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 73

    mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong

    3(10)
    Silk - Purple, pink star, diamonds on sleeves, purple cap, pink stars
    • Form 6461
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-6
    • Official Rating 73

    chased leader, effort over 1f out, soon no impression

    4(3)
    Silk - Red, Beige seams, Red sleeves and cap

    Must Be Me

    15 C
    14/1
    • Form 027156
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-4
    • Official Rating 71

    raced wide, held up, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

    5(8)
    Silk - Black, orange disc
    • Form 03333
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-2
    • Official Rating 69

    prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    6(11)
    Silk - Emerald Green and White (quartered), diabolo on sleeves

    Whistling Buddy

    21 p BF
    8/1
    • Form 23266
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-1
    • Official Rating 68

    led, pushed along over 2f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out

    7(9)
    Silk - Royal blue, yellow triple diamond, yellow and royal blue diabolo on sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow diamond
    14/1
    • Form 1523
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 67

    outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung left and beaten

    8(2)
    Silk - Orange, Red cross belts and sleeves, quartered cap
    28/1
    • Form 61577
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-0
    • Official Rating 67

    raced wide, held up, never dangerous

    9(7)
    Silk - LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets
    7/1
    • Form 064722
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-10
    • Official Rating 63

    chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, edged right, ran on, nearest finish

    10(6)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Light Blue chevron, diamonds on sleeves, Light Blue cap

    Spray Tan

    30 D
    16/1
    • Form 4461
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-7
    • Official Rating 60

    prominent, led over 1f out, soon hung left, headed inside final furlong, no extra

    11(12)
    Silk - Black, Red disc, Black and White check sleeves, White cap
    12/1
    • Form 86753
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-1
    • Official Rating 54

    chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, never on terms

    12(1)
    Silk - Emerald Green, Red chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap
    • Form 95854
    • Age 2
    • Weight 7-13
    • Official Rating 52

    held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong

    In depth

    Verdict

    MONKEY BAR FLIES was quite highly tried before justifying favouritism at Warwick last month when Majestic Red was behind. He's only been raised 4lb and Lee Topliss' claim accounts for most of that so must have every chance of following up. We Are City was just touched off at Kempton eight days ago but it would be no surprise if third Blazing Knight reversed that form here as he met trouble in running. Risky Rizkova may be best of the rest as Secret Sign, Kodatish and Must Be Me all need to improve to win again off their current marks and Spray Tan didn't beat much at Bath and is closely matched with Plexolini on collateral form.

    Formwatch

    Secret Sign 9-2 (9-5) Disputed lead until led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ronaldinho (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.

    Kodatish (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Pulled hard, held up, went 3rd under pressure on inside well over 1f out, never any chance, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Liber (9-7) at Bath 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gs.

    Monkey Bar Flies (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, edged right inside final furlong, ran on gamely, won at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating Dusty Storm (9-3) by shd, 8 ran.

    Must Be Me 20-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, well held over 1f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Titled Gent (8-13) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.

    Blazing Knight (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden and outpaced halfway, ran on strongly final furlong, not reach leading pair, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Hardy Blue (8-10) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

    Whistling Buddy 11-4fav (9-3) Prominent, chased leader over 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Kodatish (9-3) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Aug.

    Risky Rizkova 9-2 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Opt Out (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.

    Majestic Red (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 7l behind Monkey Bar Flies (8-11) at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.

    We Are City 5-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, switched left entering final furlong, ran on towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, hd behind Hardy Blue (8-10) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.

    Spray Tan 8-1 (8-13) Led 1f, remained prominent, led again over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Bath 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug beating Khefyn (9-1) by 3/4l, 6 ran.

    Plexolini 9-2 (8-12) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Khefyn (9-7) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.

    Katy Spirit (IRE) 12-1 (8-0) Led, headed over 4f out, outpaced 2f out, edged left entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 5, 4l behind Hardy Red (9-7) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.