Chepstow

  • 14:00 Rhys Howells Memorial Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 7.20s
  • Off time: 14:00:59
14:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st De La Bech 4/1
2nd The Druids Nephew (IRE) 6/1
3rd Mountainous (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12F8P-5 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Quartz de Thaix (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 145 16/117.00
2 25/212P- RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Hawkes Point 269
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-4 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 137 6/17.00
3 3166-4F Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap The Druids Nephew (IRE) 7
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 p Andrew Turnell James Banks (5) 132 6/17.00
4 21241-3 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Mountainous (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-13 R Lee N D Fehily 132 5/23.50
5 P25P-0U Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Viking Blond (FR) 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 130 16/117.00
6 21P24-4 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Triptico (FR) 36
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-9 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 128 9/25.50
7 11021-7 Yellow, Grey sleeves De La Bech 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-5 P J Hobbs James Best (3) 124 4/15.00
8 3P-P60F Emerald Green, Black star Havingotascoobydo (IRE) 2
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-4 M Keighley T Siddall 123 20/121.00

Verdict

Hakes Point is largely unexposed and was quite highly tried as a novice. There may be more to come this season while Quartz De Thaix should strip fitter for his run at Bangor, though still looks a few pounds too high. MOUNTAINOUS finished ahead of the Katter at Bangor and won a beginners' chase at this meeting last year. He might have preferred an easier surface but his yard is in decent form and has every chance of adding to his tally over fences here. Viking Blond is tumbling down the weights has been woefully out of form lately while The Druids Nephew is hard to win with. De La Bech still has plenty of scope over fences, however, and is preferred to Wetherby fourth Triptico and the disappointing Havingotascoobydo, who fell at Wincanton on Thursday.