Chepstow

  • 14:00 At The Races Virgin 534 Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 10.85s
  • Off time: 14:00:27
14:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oscargo (IRE) 4/9

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 PSP/0P6 White, emerald green disc and armlets, red cap Castleboy Warrior (IRE) 37
Nag me
7 10-12 Mrs L J Young L Heard 25/126.00
2 1/31U6-2 ORANGE, WHITE sleeves, ORANGE spots, WHITE cap Oscargo (IRE) 139
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-12 t1 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton 133 4/91.44
3 640-9PP Royal Blue, Yellow star, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Presenting Dr T (IRE) 18
Nag me
7 10-12 Mrs Tracey Barfoot-Saunt Killian Moore (5) 33/134.00
4 83-1375 Light Blue, Emerald Green star, Emerald Green cap, Light Blue star Western King (IRE) 109
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 pt C J Mann G Sheehan (5) 117 2/13.00

Verdict

OSCARGO will almost certainly start at restrictive odds for this but can't be realistically opposed. He would have got closer to useful stayer Benheir at Fontwell in November had he not tried to take the final fences by the roots. Barring accidents, Western King looks booked for second spot as he may have needed the experience when well beaten on his chasing bow at Folkestone in December. It's difficult to make a case for the other pair, even in this small field.