14:40 Chepstow

Thursday 23 March 2017

All14:1014:4015:1515:5016:2016:5017:25
  • Rockwool Novices' Handicap Hurdle
  • Class 4  |   2m 3f 100y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:40  |   Winning time: 5m 8.0s
1st
2
9/4
T: S DrinkwaterJ: David England
Tracked leader, led 3 out, 2 lengths clear last, driven and idled closing stages, held on neat finish op 2/1 tchd 7/4
2nd
¾
4
13/8f
T: K C BaileyJ: Thomas Bellamy
Chased leaders, behind and outpaced after 7th, ridden after 4 out, hit next, rallied 2 out, went 2nd when not fluent last, gaining towards finish, just held op 7/4 tchd 6/4
3rd
4
1
4/1
T: D McCain JnrJ: W T Kennedy
Led, headed when not fluent 3 out, ridden and one pace after next, stayed on to take 3rd flat, no impression with front pair op 9/2 tchd 6/1
4th
¾
3
511-10
9/1
T: S ThomasJ: Jake Greenall
Held up in rear, close up 5th, chased front pair before 4 out, ridden and effort to chase winner before 2 out, no extra before last tchd 10/1
5th
20
6
8/1
T: J D FrostJ: Bryony Frost (7)
Tracked leaders, outpaced before 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off tchd 9/1

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Non-Runners

5
Quarry Wizard14
Weight: 10-9|  Age: 7
T: Mrs S Leech  J: R P McLernon
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.00Pl:£1.70, £1.50EX:£6.70Trifecta:£18.30SF:£6.52

Forecasts

Braw Angus (13/8), Billy Hicks (9/4), Hills Of Dubai (4/1), Gilly Grace (8/1), Samdibien (9/1), Quarry Wizard (16/1)

Verdict

This will probably go to one of the two last time winners in the field. BILLY HICKS makes his handicap debut today off what seems to be a fair mark, and he gave the impression that a few furlongs further would suit him well given the way he won at Ludlow earlier in the month. He has to overcome a poor run at this track on debut, but that can be put own to inexperience, and he looks more than able to make it back-to-back wins here. Meanwhile Braw Angus looks like he'll thrive in a test of stamina like the one he's likely to get today, further back up by the fact he was also entered for a race over 3m2f at Warwick yesterday. If taking this option instead he rates the biggest threat, ahead of the returning Hills of Dubai, if he can overcome a long lay-off.
  1. Billy Hicks
  2. Braw Angus
  3. Billy Hicks

Prize Money

1st: £3,899.002nd: £1,145.003rd: £572.004th: £286.00
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