Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 20:40 Western Daily Press Champion Since 1858 Handicap1m 4f 23y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.85s
  • Off time: 20:40:58
20:40 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bondi Mist (IRE) 14/1
2nd Lily Potts 16/1
3rd Red Current 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 487- Black and white diabolo, black sleeves, red cap Crystal Monarch (IRE) 343
Nag me
4 9-7 Lady Cecil P Cosgrave 59 4/15.00
2 (9) 9/44-6 Yellow, Red sash, Red cap, Yellow star Picalily 16
Nag me
4 9-5 B G Powell Brendan Powell (3) 57 16/117.00
3 (3) 560577- Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Lily Potts 258
Nag me
4 9-5 C J Down S J Drowne 57 16/117.00
4 (8) 313-886 Pink, grey seams, diamonds on sleeves and cap Bondi Mist (IRE) 16
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-4 v J A Geake Ryan Tate (5) 56 14/115.00
5 (11) 609-342 Gold, black diamond and star on cap Minstrel Lad 16
Nag me
5 9-3 Jonjo O'Neill R Kingscote 55 7/24.50
6 (10) 04710/1 Red and White check, White sleeves Acapulco Bay 10
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 9-0 p D Burchell R Hughes 52 7/24.50
7 (2) 712752 Royal Blue, White stars, halved sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue stars Party Palace 23
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 8-12 H S Howe Natasha Eaton (5) 50 7/24.50
9 (7) 933-563 Emerald green, red spots on sleeves, red cap Arch Event 18
Nag me
8 8-11 p B J Llewellyn Martin Lane (7) 49 8/19.00
10 (4) 500-054 Dark Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Red Current 49
Nag meCourse Winner
9 8-11 M Scudamore D E Egan (3) 49 33/134.00
11 (1) 0060/ Black, Light Green seams, Black sleeves and cap Stafford Charlie 266
Nag me
7 8-7 J G M O'Shea Ryan Powell (3) 45 66/167.00
Non runners
8 (6)00030-0Kozmina Bay48-12B J LlewellynMartin Lane50

Verdict

The quality on offer is reflected by Crystal Monarch being asked to concede weight all round for the Cecil team. He's been beaten an aggregate of 84 lengths in three starts to date though it is unusual for the yard to retain such sorts as four-year-olds so maybe there is more to come. However, PARTY PALACE has proved a good dual purpose horse for Stuart Howe over the past year and makes greater appeal after completing a hurdling hat-trick of late on good ground or quicker. He's clearly in great heart and is taken to translate that much-improved form over timber to the level. Acapulco Bay, another useful dual purpose performer in good form, is respected along with Minstrel Lad.