Chepstow

  • 15:35 Paul Ferguson's Jumpers To Follow Hurdle 2m 11y

  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.25s
  • Off time: 15:35:19
15:35 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Silver Streak (IRE) 10/1
2nd Dolos (FR) 4/1
3rd Flashing Glance 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 330212- Royal blue, pink hoops, armlets and cap Dolos (FR) 168
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-10 t P F Nicholls Stan Sheppard (3) 135 4/15.00
2 114303- Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Fidux (FR) 168
Distance Winner
4 11-8 A King Tom Cannon 133 20/121.00
3 355-612 Light blue, dark blue triple diamond, hooped sleeves Flashing Glance 22
Distance Winner
4 11-2 Tom Lacey R Johnson 127 6/17.00
4 11-1 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Talent To Amuse (IRE) 157
Distance Winner
4 11-2 t Miss E C Lavelle D A Jacob 127 11/112.00
5 F14228- Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Dino Velvet (FR) 213
Distance Winner
4 11-0 A King Wayne Hutchinson 125 9/25.50
6 412663- Black, pink epaulets, hooped sleeves and cap Percy Street 37
Distance Winner
4 10-13 N J Henderson J McGrath 124 9/25.50
7 4111 Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Champagne City 83
Distance Winner
4 10-12 T R George Adrian Heskin 123 7/18.00
8 432114- White, maroon hoop, sleeves and cap Silver Streak (IRE) 195
Distance Winner
4 10-11 Evan Williams Mitchell Bastyan (7) 122 10/111.00
9 719- Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Ibleo (FR) 231
4 10-11 Miss V Williams Charlie Deutsch (3) 122 40/141.00
10 423143- Yellow and purple diamonds, purple sleeves, purple and yellow quartered cap Dinsdale 11
Distance Winner
4 10-9 M Scudamore L Treadwell 120 16/117.00

Verdict

Paul Nicholls has won five of the last 10 renewals and Dolos is a worthy top weight this year having won two of his three previous starts over course and distance. However, he was behind both PERCY STREET and Dino Velvet in the Fred Winter at Cheltenham in March and is worse off at the weights. Nicky Henderson's charge had a pipe-opener on the Flat last month so gets a tentative vote, though there are plenty of dangers. Champagne City has looked very progressive this summer but this is easily his toughest task to date. That comment also applies to the hitherto unbeaten filly Talent To Amuse. The pace-setting Flashing Glance was easily picked of at Newton Abbot last month and looks harshly treated but Fidux and Silver Streak could grab a place if one or two have an off-day.