Chepstow

  • 13:20 Morgan Cole LLP Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 13.70s
  • Off time: 13:23:25
13:20 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Uimhir A Seacht (IRE) 6/4
2nd Samingarry (FR) 16/1
3rd Gemini Ahhs (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 307383 Red, Black sash, sleeves and diamond on cap My Viking Bay (IRE) 13
Nag me
9 11-12 p J G M O'Shea R Johnson 98 14/115.00
2 370051 Light Blue, Red chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap Uimhir A Seacht (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 11-12 N P Mulholland Chris Meehan (10) 98 6/42.50
3 348-4P4 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Head Spin (IRE) 33
Nag me
5 11-9 J W Mullins A Thornton 95 6/17.00
4 0529-PP White, Maroon star, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Power Man (IRE) 33
Nag me
8 11-9 t1 S D Dixon W P Kavanagh (3) 95 12/113.00
5 22-F56P Red, Black sleeves, Yellow cap, Red star Sendinpost 105
Nag me
10 11-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 91 6/17.00
6 07885 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Samingarry (FR) 13
Nag me
6 11-5 N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 91 16/117.00
7 34655-3 Purple and Beige stripes, Purple and Red hooped sleeves, Purple cap, Red spots Gemini Ahhs (IRE) 8
Nag me
10 11-2 F O'Brien A P Cawley 88 12/113.00
8 93-068 Brown, Orange epaulets and star on cap Pod 32
Nag me
5 10-13 Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best (3) 85 25/126.00
9 76-44PP BLACK, WHITE diamond, armlets and star on cap Timeforagin 23
Nag me
6 10-0 B Eckley Gary Derwin (7) 69 6/17.00

Verdict

My Viking Bay won a seller last May but usually finds at least one too good while the likes of Power Man, Sendinpost, Pod and Timeforagin appear to be going backwards. Uimhir A Seacht must go on the short-list, however, as he won by seven lengths over 2m3f at Fontwell last time and the promising Chris Meehan can stall claim 10lb. But this represents a drop in grade for the five-year-old HEAD SPIN and, trying this trip for the first time in only his second handicap, Seamus Mullins' charge gets the nod with Samingarry needing to find more to feature.