19:40 Chepstow

John Smith's No Nonsense Selling Stakes (Class 6)

  • 10 Runners
  • Distance: 7f 16y
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 1m 22.96s
  • Off Time: 19:41:11
  • 10 Ran
Silk - Dark blue, large light green spots, light green cap
  • Form 54308-0
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 64

bumped slightly start, soon switched left to lead centre group, headed 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out

Silk - BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, BLACK cap, EMERALD GREEN diamond
  • Form 06-0242
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 68

went slightly right start, switched to lead stands side group, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, not much room and snatched up inside final furlong, no extra

Silk - Maroon, Grey diamond and sleeves


23 D
  • Form 0-34864
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 77

chased leader stands side, driven over 1f out, edged left and pressed winner inside final furlong, just held

Silk - Yellow, Black braces, Yellow sleeves, Black spots, Yellow cap, Black star
  • Form 576495-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-5
  • Official Rating 66

slowly into stride and reminders start, raced centre, headway over 3f out, no impression final 2f

Silk - Dark Blue and White stripes, Black sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 09-8095
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 70

chased leaders centre, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened

Silk - Black, Red spots, Black sleeves, White cap


  • Form 0/0700-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 37

chased leaders stands side, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace

Silk - Brown, Orange triple diamond, White and Brown diabolo on sleeves, Brown cap, Orange diamonds
  • Form 1-35080
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 67

chased leaders centre, ridden over 3f out, edged right 2f out, stayed on same pace

Silk - Purple, Mauve spots on sleeves, Mauve cap
  • Form 1755-54
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 72

with leader centre, led that group 4f out, edged right from 2f out, led overall over 1f out, driven out

Silk - Orange, Emerald Green diamond and armlets, White cap
  • Form 50
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10

last of 4 stands side, weakened over 3f out

Silk - Red, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star
  • Form 2250-08
  • Age 3
  • Weight 8-10
  • Official Rating 53

slowly into stride, raced centre, always in rear

  • Form 447654
  • Age 4
  • Weight 9-0
  • Official Rating 47


In depth


At the weights this has the makings of a match between LINDORO and Invincible Prince and the former can just edge it, with Liberty Trail appearing to be best of the rest. Our pick last won over this trip at Epsom in October on ground similar to today's. That was in a handicap from a mark of 83, and today he takes on a bunch of platers from 77, which sees him favourably placed. He has not been in bad form of late, and the yard is certainly going well, so we will take him to prevail. Invincible Prince can take advantage of any underperformance from the selection. Ralph Beckett's string is also going well and this three-year-old has not yet fulfilled the promise of his winning Kempton debut from a year ago. The drop back in trip and into this grade for the first time might see him go close to winning. Liberty Trail was a fast ground Redcar victor over this distance in the autumn and has been going well in sellers and claimers this season without yet scoring. He should the thereabouts but the same fate may await. Daddys Gift has claims but is definitely better over 6f and Lindoro is nominated.


Doric Echo 66-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 10, 19l behind Ela Gorrie Mou (9-2) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.

Liberty Trail (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Led, joined 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Angel Of Fashion (8-6) at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) gd.

Lindoro 10-1 (9-2) Led ridden 2f out, soon pressed, headed just over 1f out, no impression on leading duo, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Piazza San Pietro (9-4) at Folkestone 6f clm stks (6) gf.

We're Delighted 12-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 5th of 9, 8l behind Reel Buddy Star (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.

Aroundthebay 11-2 (9-9) Chased leaders on rail, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, eased when no chance well inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 10l behind Piazza San Pietro (9-4) at Folkestone 6f clm stks (6) gf.

Bewdley 66-1 (7-12) Pressed leader after 1f until ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 18l behind Croeso Cusan (8-11) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.

Daddy's Gift (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Pushed along in rear 4f out, always behind, last of 13, 21l behind Crazy Chris (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.

Invincible Prince (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Finest Reserve (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gf in May.

Mujdy (IRE) 100-1 (8-13) Started slowly, took keen hold in 7th on outside, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Mecox Bay (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gf.

Rainsborough 28-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 16, 9l behind Merchant Of Medici (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gf.

Kinigi (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 11, 7l behind Orpenindeed (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f app clm stks (6) pol.