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18:55 Chepstow

Sun Trade Windows Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 46.80s
  • Off Time: 18:58:52
  • 17 Ran
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1
Silk - Pink, Grey hoop and sleeves, Grey cap, Pink diamonds
11/2
  • Form 4/3PF-32
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 105

prominent, ridden and every chance 4 out, left 4th 2 out, kept on

3
Silk - Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap
22/1
  • Form 8-93595
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 101

mid-division, ridden and steady progress from 4 out, hampered 2 out, stayed on

4
Silk - Yellow, Brown hoop, armlets and spots on cap
50/1
  • Form 147700
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 99

3rd, prominent, ridden after 4 out, weakened after next

5
Silk - Black and white (halved), red and white halved sleeves, red cap
66/1
  • Form 217PP7
  • Age 13
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 100

always behind

6
Silk - Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap
4/1
  • Form 303P81
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 98

keen early, tracked leaders until lost place 7th, ridden and headway after 4 out, no further impression from 2 out

7
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap
20/1
  • Form 0-3F465
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 97

some late progress, mainly towards rear

8
Silk - Amber, Blue hoop and collar, Blue and White hooped cap
33/1
  • Form 2/F331-8
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 95

in touch, ridden after 4 out, left 2nd 2 out, kept on same pace

9
Silk - Black, Red chevron, White sleeves, Black and Red quartered cap
20/1
  • Form 955530
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 95

always behind

10
Silk - BLACK, orange disc, diabolo on sleeves, orange cap

Pearly Star

4 b D
20/1
  • Form 78P854
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 90

tracked leaders, led after 4 out, left clear 2 out, comfortably

11
Silk - Dark Blue, Red chevrons, Red and Dark Blue halved sleeves, Red cap
13/2
  • Form 977-051
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 90

mid-division, headway approaching 4 out, staying on, 2nd when fell 2 out

12
Silk - DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star
  • Form 1/725-P8
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 90

always behind, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out

13
Silk - MAROON and RED check, RED sleeves and cap
33/1
  • Form 47670
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-10
  • Official Rating 89

mid-division until weakened after 7th, tailed off

14
Silk - Pink, pink and white quartered cap
11/4
  • Form 4-61221
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 85

held up towards rear, headway 6th, ridden approaching 4 out, stayed on from 2 out, went 2nd last, no chance with winner

15
Silk - Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), checked sleeves
14/1
  • Form 6413P3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 85

mid-division, ridden after 5th, weakened 7th, tailed off

16
Silk - Brown, Green diamond and sleeves, Orange cap

Colditz (IRE)

17 p D
33/1
  • Form F77U1
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 91

tracked leaders, ridden approaching 4 out, weakened 3 out

17
Silk - Red, emerald green and red chevrons on sleeves, emerald green cap, red diamond
  • Form 7-53647
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 85

held up behind, ridden and kept on same pace from 3 out, never troubled leaders

18
Silk - Emerald Green, Purple cross belts, Purple cap
16/1
  • Form F9P214
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-3
  • Official Rating 82

led and hit 3rd, ridden when hung left and headed after 4 out, left 3rd and badly hampered 2 out, not recover

2
NR
  • Form 550-532
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 103

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

A tough race to call here for punters with very little between many of the leading lights but the main protagonists look to be Lenny The Blade, Bobby Donald and Wild Tonto and the narrow vote is given to Bobby Donald. The selection was caught on the line last time out by Paco but with this slightly shorter trip sure to suit he looks a value bet in an open affair. Lenny The Blade rates the main danger as he beat Rudivale in good style last time out. He enters handicaps off what looks a fair mark and he should be watched in the market. Wild Tonto won well last time out when beating Double Header but this looks tougher and he will need to improve again if he is to win off this higher mark. Nemetan won a chase in good style last time out when beating Kew Jumper and returns to hurdles on a fair mark so should be watched in the market. Of the remainder, Lord Lieutenant could go well off his light weight while it would be no surprise to see Great Tsar improve for this better ground but for the winner we are happy to return to Bobby Donald.

Formwatch

Underwriter (USA) 3-1 (11-2) Chased winner, outpaced after 3 out, rallied under pressure last, stayed on flat, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Bubble Boy (11-2) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Nov.

Mister Wiseman 14-1 (11-1) Chased leaders, weakened approaching 2 out, 5th of 14, 31l behind Kings Rock (10-11) at Market Rasen 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.

Gallant Hero 33-1 (11-8) In touch, ridden after 5th, soon weakened, hampered next, 11th of 16, 45l behind Dovedale (11-0) at Exeter 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.

Ask The Umpire (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 5th, driven and outpaced 7th, 7th of 12, 35l behind Ask The Gatherer (10-7) at Towcester 2m 3f sll hdl (5) gd.

Wild Tonto (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Keen in mid-division, headway 4th, ridden to lead approaching last, hung left run-in, driven out, won at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs beating Double Header (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.

Killing Me Softly 14-1 (11-12) Led, ridden and headed after 3f out, soon one pace, 5th of 16, 16l behind Wotchalike (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-100 (4) sft in Mar.

Goodnight Tom 16-1 (10-0) Held up, ridden and struggling approaching 4 out, soon lost touch, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Scots Dragoon (10-11) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.

Great Tsar (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) Chased leaders, every chance 3 out, soon ridden, weakened quickly, 11th of 13, well behind Wild Tonto (10-2) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs.

Pearly Star 9-2 (9-10) Chased leaders until weakened after 3 out, 4th of 6, 17l behind Spider Boy (9-9) at Plumpton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.

Lenny The Blade 12-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 5th, led approaching 2 out, clear last, ran on well, won at N Abbot 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar beating Rudivale (11-9) by 7l, 14 ran.

Thenford Snipe (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Held up and behind, raced keenly, mistake 4th, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 35l behind Pop (11-7) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) gd.

Twice Charmed 33-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, headway approaching 3 out, weakened 2 out, 11th of 15, 21l behind Atomic Winner (10-13) at Ludlow 2m nov hdl (5) gd.

Nemetan (FR) 3-1co-fav (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced after 4 out, staying on when not fluent 2 out, rallied to lead last, won at Kempton 2m 4f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Mar beating Kew Jumper (11-1) by 4 1/2l, 6 ran.

Brilliant (GER) 5-1 (10-11) In touch, headway after 4th, ridden and every chance 3 out, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 5, 16l behind Ede's (11-0) at Plumpton 2m hdl 0-90 (5) sft in Mar.

Colditz (IRE) 12-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, outpaced 5th, headway under pressure after 3 out, went 9 lengths 2nd next, ridden and kept on from last to lead towards finish, won at Sedgefield 2m 4f sll hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs beating Dippy Duck (10-10) by 1l, 10 ran.

Risk Challenge (USA) 14-1 (11-1) Led to 5th, led after 6th until approaching 3 out, weakened before last, 7th of 18, 19l behind Indian Star (11-2) at Ludlow 2m clm hdl (4) gd.

Lord Lieutenant (FR) 8-1 (9-8) Led to after 1st, chased leader, ridden approaching 3 out, one pace, 4th of 12, 14l behind Dovedale (10-5) at Exeter 2m 1f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar.

Bobby Donald (IRE) 5-1 (11-9) Made most, joined, strongly pressed 2 out, driven, stayed on, caught on line, 2nd of 8, hd behind Pacco (11-8) at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-105 (4) hvy.