15:25 Chepstow

Sunday 14 October 2018

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  • Fox Family Persian War Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)
  • Class 1  |   2m 3f 100y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:26  |   Winning time: 4m 46.7s
1st
8
5/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Raced keenly tracking leaders and wide, left chasing clear leader 4th, closer after 2 out, led approaching the last, kept on well run-in op 6/1 tchd 8/1
2nd
2
3
8/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Led, went clear 4th, went left final 4, reduced lead after 2 out, ridden and headed approaching the last, stayed on same pace run-in op 10/1 tchd 11/1
3rd
20
5
6/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Soon held up in last pair, steady headway on inside 3 out, 4th and hit next, kept on into 3rd run-in, no chance with 1st 2 op 15/2 tchd 8/1
4th
3
6
4/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Tracked leading pair, ridden and hit 4 out, mistake 3 out, weakened into 4th run-in op 9/2 tchd 5/1
5th
10
7
10/1
T: Robert StephensJ: T J O'Brien
Towards rear, badly hampered 4th, closer 6th, dropped to rear and pushed along before 4 out, plugged on tchd 7/1
6th
12
4
8/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leaders, hampered 4th, pushed along before 4 out, weakened next op 5/1 tchd 4/1
7th
1 ¾
2
14/1
T: T LaceyJ: Aidan Coleman
Raced keenly, held up, mistake 1st, closer and in touch 6th, weakened 3 out op 20/1

Also Ran

F
1
5/2f
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Tracking leader when fell 4th tchd 2/1 and tchd 11/4

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Betting

Forecast

Coolanly (5/2), Minella Warrior (4/1), Secret Investor (5/1), Gosheven (6/1), Double Treasure (8/1), Equus Millar (8/1), Push The Tempo (10/1), Dorking Boy (14/1)

Verdict

A decent renewal of this Grade 2 event with the vote going to last year's winning yard represnted this time by COOLANLY, who ran very well in a Grade 1 at Aintree in April. There are a number of potential dangers, including the in-form Double Treasure, although his chance may be compromised if the ground eases significantly. Dorking Boy is completely unexposed and could go well, while Secret Investor has to be respected and may improve following his wind op. Push The Tempo and Minella Warrior are others with fair claims in a race that appears hotly contested.
  1. Coolanly
  2. Secret Investor
  3. Minella Warrior

Previous Winners

2017
Poetic Rhythm
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 6
3/1

Prize Money

1st: £22,780.002nd: £8,548.003rd: £4,280.004th: £2,132.005th: £1,072.006th: £536.00
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