14:10 Chepstow

Friday 11 October 2019

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  • Unibet Persian War Novices' Hurdle (Grade 2)
  • Class 1  |   2m 3f 100y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:11  |   Winning time: 4m 55.7s
1st
9
9/4f
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up in touch, headway 3 out, soon chased front pair, stayed on to challenge last, ridden to lead flat, stayed on well op 2/1 tchd 5/2
2nd
2
4
4/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Tracked leader, led 2 out, hard pressed last, soon ridden, headed flat, no extra towards finish op 9/2 tchd 11/2
3rd
2 ¼
8
8/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: G Sheehan
Tracked leaders, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, went 3rd before last, kept on, not reach front pair
4th
3 ¾
2
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
op 10/1
5th
1
3
10/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: D A Jacob
Led, not fluent and headed 2 out, soon ridden, kept on, no extra approaching last op 12/1 tchd 9/1
6th
22
11
20/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Mid-division, on outside, took closer order 4th, driven and lost place when hit 2 out, soon weakened, tailed off op 16/1
7th
sh
5
611-0
11/2
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Raced keenly, held up mid-division on inside, dropped towards rear, 6th, no danger after, weakened 2 out, tailed off op 7/1
8th
1
6
33/1
T: F O'BrienJ: C Brace
Held up, always behind, weakened 2 out, tailed off op 25/1

Also Ran

PU
10
5/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Tracked leaders, shaken up and hung left approaching 3 out, soon lost place and beaten, weakened from next, tailed off when pulled up before last tchd 9/2

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Non-Runners

1
Champagne Well189
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 6
T: F O'Brien  J: P J Brennan
WD
7
Ruthless Article21
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 6
T: Miss R Curtis  J: S Bowen
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.10Pl:£2.00, £1.80, £1.70EX:£14.60Trifecta:£113.40Tricast:£61.24SF:£11.65Swingers:£3.30, £9.70, £7.30

Forecasts

Thyme Hill (9/4), Fiddlerontheroof (4/1), Trevelyn's Corn (5/1), Harambe (11/2), Champagne Well (6/1), Some Day Soon (8/1), Echiquier (10/1), Diomede Des Mottes (14/1), Ruthless Article (14/1), Win My Wings (20/1), Paint The Dream (33/1)

Verdict

A very wide open contest this but a chance is taken on hurdles debutant THYME HILL for Philip Hobbs and Richard Johnson. Last year's Champion Bumper looked a really strong contest and his third to Envoi Allen marks him out as a horse of serious ability. The Hobbs team could have found many easier races than this to start out so he presumably has impressed in his schooling. Fellow hurdles debutant Fiddlerontheroof is a bright prospect and he is preferred to Champagne Well who ran creditably behind Champ when last seen at the Aintree Grand National meeting.
  1. Thyme Hill
  2. Fiddlerontheroof
  3. Champagne Well

Previous Winners

2018
Secret Investor
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 6
5/1

Prize Money

1st: £19,932.002nd: £7,480.003rd: £3,745.004th: £1,866.005th: £938.006th: £469.00
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