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12:10 Chepstow

Skybet.Com 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Class D)

  • 15 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 10.50s
  • 15 Ran
1
Silk - White, Light Green star, Light Green sleeves, White stars, Light Green cap, White star
66/1
  • Form F-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

always towards rear

2
Silk - WHITE, LIGHT BLUE spots, LIGHT BLUE cap
  • Form 260-5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

chased leader to 4th, led next until headed 3 out, kept on well but never troubled winner

3
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star
  • Form 102/
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12

held up, headway 7th to go mid-division, weakened after 3 out

4
Silk - Light Blue, Red chevrons, halved sleeves, quartered cap
16/1
  • Form P1-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

soon ridden along in rear, not fluent, behind and pulled up after 3 out

5
Silk - White, Royal Blue diamond, striped sleeves
40/1
  • Form 035/
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

led briefly 1st, in touch until weakened 5th, soon well behind

6
Silk - Light blue, red braces, sleeves and star on cap
40/1
  • Form 0030P6-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-12

held up mid-division, mistake 3rd, headway when mistake 3 out, ran on from next, not reach leaders

7
Silk - Pink, Light Blue star and armlets, Light Blue cap, Pink star
50/1
  • Form 4/0P-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up mid-division, never dangerous

8
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form R1-1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

keen, in touch, went 2nd at 5th, ridden and every chance 2 out, one-paced last

9
Silk - Yellow, Maroon braces
20/1
  • Form 31UP
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

held up towards rear, headway and ridden 6th, one-paced next

10
Silk - Red, Emerald Green hoop and armlets, hooped cap
50/1
  • Form 60-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-12

mid-division, ridden and behind from 6th

11
Silk - Dark Blue, White chevron, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, White cap
  • Form 3/160-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

blundered and unseated rider 2nd

12
Silk - DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap
  • Form F21-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up in touch, took closer 6th, went 2nd after 3 out, led next, soon clear, comfortably

13
Silk - YELLOW, GREEN spots on body, GREEN armlets and hoop on cap
  • Form 024-3
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

in touch, joined leaders approaching 7th, ridden and every chance approaching 2 out, soon weakened

14
Silk - BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 304-
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

keen, led 2nd to 4th, chased leader 6th, weakened next

15
Silk - Maroon, Yellow Cross of Lorraine, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap
66/1
  • Form 400
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7

ridden along in touch, weakened after 7th

In depth

Verdict

Silver Birch was a fair fourth on his debut here over a longer trip behind Shardam. The gelding from the Paul Nicholls yard weakened two out on that occasion and he should be suited by this shorter trip and he is the TEAMtalk selection. Mac Hine rates the main danger he was a good winner of a bumper at Sandown last season when defeating Annie Byers. He is sure to have been well schooled and any market confidence would be significant. Watch The Dove was a good third last time out behind the highly regarded Thisthatandother doing all her best work at the finish and she will appreciate this longer trip. Captain Robin was a fair bumper horse a couple of seasons ago but he may just need the run after a long absence. Bob Ar Aghaidh has shown a modicum of ability but he is bred to be better over even further. The remainder may improve for the experience.