Chepstow

  • 14:45 Fujitsu Novices' Hurdle2m 11y

  • Winner £4,094 2nd £1,202 3rd £601 4th £301
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.20s
  • Off time: 14:47:58
14:45 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Zanza (IRE) 16/1
2nd Vards 33/1
3rd Dark Episode (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey Sky Bet
1 B1-08 Emerald Green, Royal Blue stripe, hooped sleeves and cap Aclassagold (IRE) 163
5 10-12 D Faulkner Jack Sherwood (3) 1001
2 3 Purple, Yellow stripe, striped cap Dark Episode (IRE) 40
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 P J Hobbs C Gethings 1001
3 61-F Light blue, black sash and armlets, black and light blue hooped cap Ebony Gale 14
4 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 1001
4 7611- Red, white sash, royal blue cap Ekayburg (FR) 415
4 10-12 D Pipe Nick Scholfield 1001
5 564F- Royal Blue, Pink hoop Golden Whisky (IRE) 240
5 10-12 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 1001
6 52- Dark blue, light blue seams, red sleeves, dark blue cap, red diamonds J'Ai Froid (IRE) 237
5 10-12 B I Case Max Kendrick (5) 1001
7 3-4 Mauve, black chevrons on sleeves, black cap Kings Inn (IRE) 148
4 10-12 P F Nicholls H Cobden 1001
8 1-4 Dark blue, yellow stripe, yellow sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue star on yellow cap Lochinver (FR) 107
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 10-12 h C E Longsdon J J Burke 1001
9 64/24-8 Maroon, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon and Yellow quartered cap Monkey Harris (IRE) 14
6 10-12 Mrs R Ford R P McLernon 1001
10 121/ Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Light Green spots Vards 905
8 10-12 h Jack Barber R T Dunne 1001
11 6 PURPLE, YELLOW stripe, WHITE cap Zanza (IRE) 32
4 10-12 P J Hobbs M G Nolan 1001
12 4P590-5 Royal Blue, Red stars, Red sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Red cap Questionation (IRE) 98
7 10-5 P Henderson James Best 1001

Verdict

EKAYBURG debuts for David Pipe in the Cheveley Park colours having won a Listed bumper in France last year. He may well prove good enough over timber at the first time of asking. Philip Hobbs runs three with Richard Johnson’s presence suggesting Dark Episode has the best chance having placed in a bumper at Newton Abbot last month. Stablemate Ebony Gale fell at the first on his hurdling bow but Golden Whisky got a lot further before falling at Taunton when debuting over timber and could be in the mix. Kings Inn has yet to threaten over hurdles while J'ai Froid has gone close in a bumper and Vards and Lochinver are point-to-point winners.