Chepstow

  • 14:30 Alan Bushell On Course Bookmaker Novice Stakes1m 2f

  • Winner £3,752 2nd £1,116 3rd £558 4th £279
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 7.45s
  • Off time: 14:31:32
14:30 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Saffran (IRE) Evs
2nd Train To Georgia (USA) 9/2
3rd Dilmun Dynasty (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 79 Red, white epaulets, dark blue and white hooped sleeves, yellow and dark blue quartered cap Limited Reserve (IRE) 7
7 10-0 Christian Williams F Sweeney 40/141.00
2 (6) 0 Dark blue, yellow hoop, hooped sleeves and star on cap Zaydanides (FR) 56
7 10-0 Tim Pinfield Joey Haynes 100/1101.00
3 (8) 00 Dark Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Red armlets, Black cap Dancing Lilly 40
4 9-9 Mat Salaman Racheal Kneller (5) 100/1101.00
4 (1) 1 Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Train To Georgia (USA) 101
3 9-9 J Tuite David Probert 9/25.50
5 (7) 34 White, orange stars on sleeves, white cap, orange star Dilmun Dynasty (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
3 9-2 Sir Michael Stoute K Shoemark 11/82.38
6 (3) 3 White, maroon epaulets and armlets, striped cap Saffran (IRE) 22
3 9-2 S Crisford Dane O'Neill Evs2.00
7 (4) 77 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves and cap Arcadienne 20
3 8-11 R M Beckett Harry Bentley 10/111.00
8 (9) 77879-0 GREEN, WHITE cross belts, NAVY BLUE sleeves and cap Ocean Reach 27
3 8-11 R J Price Tom Marquand 40 100/1101.00
9 (5) 0-8 Maroon, white star, maroon sleeves, white stars, maroon cap, white star Para Queen (IRE) 20
3 8-11 Mrs H Main Ellie Mackenzie (7) 66/167.00

Verdict

Only three of these have any worthwhile form including the penalised Train To Georgia, who made a winning start at Lingfield back in March and steps up in trip along with SAFFRAN. The latter made a promising start when third at Nottingham and the runner-up has since franked the form. Breeding suggests Simon Crisford’s charge will appreciate this extra distance and may just edge out Dilmun Dynasty. The latter returned a losing favourite over today’s trip at Chelmsford last time though the runner-up has subsequently won a maiden and this return to Turf may help. Arcadienne may prove best of the rest.