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18:30 Chepstow

Toteplacepot/e.b.f. Novice Stakes (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 6f 16y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • ¤0 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 11.85s
  • Off Time: 18:37:33
  • 5 Ran
1st
Silk -
8/11

    2nd
    Silk -
    1(1)
    Silk - Dark green, white and black halved sleeves, red cap
    8/1
    • Form 051
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-5

    went right start, soon led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened final furlong

    2(3)
    Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE epaulets, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE star
    8/11
    • Form 321
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-2

    prominent, ridden to lead approaching 2f out, withstood challenge final furlong, ridden out

    3(4)
    Silk - Black, Yellow cross belts, hooped sleeves, Yellow cap

    Just Dust

    51 p
    22/1
    • Form 771
    • Age 2
    • Weight 9-0

    in touch, hung left after 1f, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

    4(5)
    Silk - PURPLE, MAUVE Cross of Lorraine, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, MAUVE cap
    100/1
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-12

    outpaced in rear

    5(2)
    Silk - Maroon, Beige spots on sleeves
    2/1
    • Form 1
    • Age 2
    • Weight 8-9

    keen tracking leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, every chance throughout final furlong, no extra close home

    In depth

    Verdict

    Marmaida, Tom Tower and Just Dust form the shortlist for this opener and the vote is given to Marmaida. The selection made a really pleasing racecourse debut when she scored at Yarmouth beating Straight Face. She should relish this fast ground and she should also benefit from the experience of that debut effort. Tom Tower rates the main danger as this colt from the Mick Channon yard got off the mark on this track last time when beating Montemayorprincess. However, that was on soft ground and he is stepped up in trip today. The fact that his previous two efforts were disappointing would also temper confidence. Just Dust did well to beat Granny Peel last time and as that form was franked on Wednesday he would have to enter calculations here. Grand Prix won well last time at Sandown and is another to consider, but for the winner we are happy to return to Marmaida.

    Formwatch

    Tom Tower (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, driven out, won at Chepstow 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft in May beating Montemayorprincess (8-12) by 2l, 8 ran.

    Grand Prix 10-11fav (8-11) In touch, ridden to lead just over 1f out, driven out final furlong, won at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs beating Dee Jay Wells (8-11) by 3l, 15 ran.

    Just Dust 6-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, switched right 2f out, ran on to lead post, won at Catterick 5f 2yo sll (6) frm in Apr beating Granny Peel (8-12) by a shd, 7 ran.

    Dansilver Dansili gelding out of 2m1f winner Silver Gyre.

    Marmaida (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Prominent, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd beating Straight Face (9-3) by a nk, 15 ran.