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Chepstow

  • 13:35 coral.co.uk Future Champions Finale Juvenile Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £19,932 2nd £7,480 3rd £3,745 4th £1,866
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 5.30s
  • Off time: 13:38:10
13:35 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ruacana 10/3
2nd Caid Du Berlais (FR) 9/4
3rd Megalypos (FR) 17/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 883122 Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Caid Du Berlais (FR) 102
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 P F Nicholls R Walsh 9/43.25
2 13681 White, Emerald Green stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Dalmo 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 b Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 114 100/1101.00
3 2211 Black, White disc, White sleeves, Black spots, White cap Feb Thirtyfirst 56
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 Miss S West M Goldstein 120 25/126.00
4 1-3743 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Megalypos (FR) 102
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 N J Henderson A P McCoy 130 17/29.50
5 1 Black, black and maroon striped cap Ruacana 31
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
4 11-0 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 10/34.33
6 1 Beige, grey epaulets Swnymor (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 11/43.75
7 42121 Orange, Dark Blue armlets Vasco D'ycy (FR) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-0 Mrs S J Humphrey Jack Doyle 7/18.00
8 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), white and emerald green striped sleeves Zamdy Man 133
Nag me
4 11-0 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 25/126.00

Verdict

French-breds have a terrific record in this contest, the first Grade 1 juvenile hurdle of the season, so Caid Du Berlais and Vasco D'Ycy, who both represent powerful yards, have to go on the short-list. The former had winning form on heavy going in France and was second in a Listed race at Auteuil in September when last seen. The latter arrives off the back of a win at Newbury in November and the second has franked the form since. His form looks stronger than that of Dalmo and the hat-trick-seeking Feb Thirtyfirst but Ruacana's Catterick victory is working out well. SWYNMOR also looked a useful prospect when scoring by 11 lengths on the bridle on debut at Newbury and showed he could handle heavy ground on the Flat. He gets the nod to follow up as Megalypos and newcomer Zandy Man will find easier opportunities than this in the future.