Chepstow

  • 14:00 betaid.org Responsible Gambling Handicap6f 16y

  • Winner £5,208 2nd £1,550 3rd £774 4th £387
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.28s
  • Off time: 14:00:53
14:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Major Valentine 11/4
2nd A Sure Welcome 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 318311 Yellow, Orange disc Major Valentine 11
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-10 J G M O'Shea Kate Leahy (7) 87 11/43.75
2 (5) 115956 Dark Blue, Pink stars on sleeves Bungee Jump (IRE) 15
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-8 Grace Harris Rossa Ryan 85 9/25.50
3 (2) 011428 White, Purple hoop, armlets and cap Dark Shadow (IRE) 28
Distance Winner
3 9-6 C G Cox Hector Crouch 86 5/16.00
4 (1) 017362 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW and ROYAL BLUE diabolo on sleeves, YELLOW cap Red Alert 17
Distance Winner
5 9-4 p A W Carroll Tom Marquand 81 8/19.00
5 (3) 312841 Dark Blue and Yellow (quartered), White sleeves A Sure Welcome 11
Course WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-3 p J L Spearing Scott McCullagh (5) 80 8/19.00
6 (4) 830151 Black, Red chevron, sleeves and cap Gambon (GER) 11
Course and Distance Winner
3 9-2 Eve Johnson Houghton Charles Bishop 82 11/43.75

Betting

Forecast

Gambon (11/4), Major Valentine (11/4), Bungee Jump (9/2), Dark Shadow (5/1), A Sure Welcome (8/1), Red Alert (8/1)

Verdict

MAJOR VALENTINE has landed three of his last five in decisive fashion - all at this venue. He has struck up an excellent rapport with Kate Leahy, who has now partnered the O'Shea gelding to five victories from his last nine outings. The handicapper has taken no chances by upping him a further 7lb but he seems sure to go well once again. Eve Johnson Houghton's saddles progressive three-year-old Gambon, who looks dangerous on the back of a decisive hold-up success here latest with Dark Shadow suggested as next best.