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17:30 Chepstow

Racing Post Weekender Out Every Wednesday Handicap (Class 6)

  • 12 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 4f 23y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £2,500 added
  • Winner: £1,617
  • 2nd: £481
  • 3rd: £240
  • 4th: £120
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 37.92s
  • Off Time: 17:30:11
  • 12 Ran
1(9)
Silk - Maroon, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap
9/1
  • Form 751338
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 65

mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon no impression

2(6)
Silk - Mauve, yellow sleeves, mauve diamonds, mauve cap, yellow diamond

Before Bruce

9 vt CD
10/1
  • Form 427144
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-12
  • Official Rating 65

slowly into stride, prominent, ridden and weakened over 2f out

4(13)
Silk - Red, white chevron, white sleeves, royal blue armlets and stars on white cap
16/1
  • Form 222-767
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 62

led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

5(11)
Silk - Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap
8/1
  • Form 608898
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-9
  • Official Rating 62

mid-division, headway on outside over 5f out, chased leaders over 3f out, led over 2f out, hard pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on

6(16)
Silk - Black and White diabolo, White sleeves, Black armlets, Black and White quartered cap
  • Form 5254/33
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-8
  • Official Rating 61

chased leaders, every chance from 2f out, led inside final furlong, all out

7(3)
Silk - White, red stars, white and dark blue striped sleeves, red and white check cap
8/1
  • Form 568323
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 59

mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge

9(10)
Silk - White, Red diamond, White sleeves, Red spots, Emerald Green cap
20/1
  • Form 00-6385
  • Age 6
  • Weight 9-3
  • Official Rating 56

behind, some late headway, never nearer

10(5)
Silk - White, black braces, sleeves and star on cap
11/2
  • Form 586-255
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 64

towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms

11(12)
Silk - White, Yellow chevrons, sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 3342U7
  • Age 3
  • Weight 9-2
  • Official Rating 64

held up, never dangerous

13(1)
Silk - Light Blue, Maroon triple diamond, striped sleeves and star on cap
66/1
  • Form 65-4990
  • Age 4
  • Weight 8-12
  • Official Rating 50

slowly into stride, always in rear

14(8)
Silk - YELLOW, royal blue stars, striped sleeves, yellow cap

Neil's Pride

24 BF
4/1
  • Form 563-334
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 57

prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out

15(2)
Silk - DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap
25/1
  • Form 09-3140
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-9
  • Official Rating 57

broke well, soon mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened over 4f out

3(14)
NR
  • Form 420210
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-11
  • Official Rating 64

Nonrunner

8(15)
NR
  • Form 27473-2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-6
  • Official Rating 59

Nonrunner

12(4)
NR

Eightfold

6 t
  • Form 348133
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-13
  • Official Rating 61

Nonrunner

16(7)
NR
  • Form 958945
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-3
  • Official Rating 47

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Presto Volante was withdrawn from a race at Bath earlier this week on account of the fast ground and the lightly-raced Windsor third has a chance here. Before Bruce is a C&D winner and was fourth in an amateurs' race at Goodwood nine days ago while English Summer is very well treated on his best form, though has rather lost the plot lately. Seamus Durack runs both Wolverhampton second Lakota Ghost and the three-year-old EIGHTFOLD and it's the latter who looks the one to beat after his staying-on third over C&D last week when he didn't enjoy the clearest of passages. Ironically was disappointing when only fifth at Wolverhampton last time but may still prove the pick of the remainder ahead of Irish raider Passion Planet.

Formwatch

Taroum (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway on inside well over 2f out, ridden 2f out, driven and one pace inside final 2f, 8th of 12, 15l behind Swift Blade (11-5) at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd.

Before Bruce 8-1 (11-4) In touch, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Swift Blade (11-5) at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd.

Edgware Road 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 7th of 13, 11l behind Whodathought (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.

English Summer 10-1 (9-4) Prominent, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 9, 21l behind Fleur De La Vie (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (6) pol in Aug.

Presto Volante (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) Held up in rear, struggling over 4f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Bright Abbey (9-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.

Tijori (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd over 2f out until over 1f out, hung badly left and no extra final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Highlife Dancer (8-12) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.

Spring Secret 10-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 13l behind Elbow Beach (9-1) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.

Ironically (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 7, 10l behind Raving Monsun (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.

Viola da Gamba (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Fly jumped start in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 12, 6l behind Bramshill Lass (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.

Snow Ridge 50-1 (9-3) Broke well but soon in rear, outpaced and behind over 5f out, 11th of 12, 47l behind Volcanic Jack (9-8) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.

Neil's Pride 9-4fav (8-5) Bumped start, held up in rear, slipped on 1st turn and lost hind legs, ridden on outside 3f out, headway and hung left from over 2f out, went modest 4th post, 4th of 11, 7l behind Dorry K (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.

Kozmina Bay 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division, lost place 5f out, 10th of 14, 26l behind April Ciel (8-3) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.

Passion Planet (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 3f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Regal Tramp (9-8) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol.

Lakota Ghost (USA) 3-1 (9-1) Always prominent, went 2nd 4f out, ridden 3f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Magic Millie (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.

Eightfold 8-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headay when not clear run over 2f out, not clear run well over 1f out, soon switched left and headway, running on when switched right and left inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Switched Off (9-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.

David's Folly (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 7f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 6l behind Arch Event (9-1) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.