Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 18:40 Strongbow Handicap1m 4f 23y

  • Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.75s
  • Off time: 18:40:17
18:40 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 12/1
2nd Admirable Duque (IRE) 8/1
3rd Minstrel Lad 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (14) 431144 Maroon, Light Blue armlets and cap Admirable Duque (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-7 b D J S ffrench Davis Martin Lane 59 8/19.00
2 (3) 345943- Dark Green, Light Green epaulets and armlets Descaro (USA) 21
Nag me
7 9-5 J G M O'Shea L Morris 57 7/24.50
3 (8) 45983 Dark Green, White cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Ice Tres 14
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4 9-4 B R Millman Andrea Atzeni 56 7/18.00
4 (9) 368-110 Orange, Light Blue disc, Light Blue sleeves, Orange spots and spots on cap Kyllachykov (IRE) 93
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 9-4 R Bastiman R Winston 56 16/117.00
5 (4) 41088-9 Light Blue, Pink sash, Royal Blue cap Maccabees 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 h R Curtis Ned Curtis (7) 54 33/134.00
6 (2) 0/80142- Lime Green, Orange sleeves and cap Beacon Lady 205
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4 9-2 h W J Knight Nicole Nordblad (5) 54 7/24.50
7 (1) 537954 Royal blue, red chevron, hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Aviso (GER) 4
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9 9-2 p P D Evans D J Bates (5) 54 20/121.00
9 (10) 00-9020 Beige and emerald green stripes, beige cap Dream Prospector 33
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4 9-1 H J Evans D Sweeney 53 16/117.00
10 (15) 571609- Gold, black diamond and star on cap Minstrel Lad 19
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5 9-0 Jonjo O'Neill R Kingscote 52 12/113.00
11 (6) 360/098- BLACK, YELLOW chevron, hooped sleeves, YELLOW cap Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 335
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9 8-12 t1 Mrs S A Watt G Lee 50 12/113.00
13 (13) 6660-75 Black, yellow chevrons, checked sleeves, quartered cap Chapter Nine (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-10 t1 A W Carroll L P Keniry 48 25/126.00
14 (11) 5603/9-6 Black, Royal Blue halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Madam Tessa (IRE) 28
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5 8-8 Tim Vaughan David Probert 46 33/134.00
15 (7) 37-0053 Pink, purple cross of lorraine, pink sleeves, white armlets, pink and purple striped cap Mayan Flight (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-7 A W Carroll Ryan Tate (5) 45 7/18.00
Non runners
8 (5)680-On Stage49-1W S KittowI Mongan53
12 (12)878/9-82Akarana (IRE)68-12W J MussonK Fallon50

Verdict

Minstrel Lad won a Newmarket handicap last summer from just 2lb lower though may prefer softer ground. Kyllachykov was never in the hunt on his hat-trick bid at Wolverhampton in January but has been given a break and is much better than that. BEACON LADY ended the last campaign with a fine effort over this trip on heavy ground at Brighton having won over a mile there earlier. She's the type to do well this season and can make a successful return. Descaro has won two moderate events over hurdles recently so at least is fit enough but Akarana is having his first start on Turf and has never raced beyond 1m1f.