Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 15:00 Blue Square Staying Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 47.85s
  • Off time: 15:00:26
15:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st African Broadway (IRE) 5/6
2nd Grand Vision (IRE) 10/1
3rd Lundy Sky 13/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2310/31- Maroon, emerald green chevron, emerald green cap Lundy Sky 214
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-5 A G Newcombe A Thornton 123 13/27.50
2 F2/1- Beige, Orange star, sleeves and cap African Broadway (IRE) 283
Nag me
5 10-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 5/61.83
3 F-P ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Bach On Tow (IRE) 146
Nag me
4 10-12 Mrs S Gardner L Stephens (3) 100/1101.00
4 389- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Ballabrace (IRE) 220
Nag me
6 10-12 Miss V Williams S Thomas 33/134.00
5 22- YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Grand Vision (IRE) 203
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 10/111.00
6 9 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap It's An Eagle (IRE) 15
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5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 25/126.00
7 9976-F7 White, Royal Blue sash, striped sleeves and cap Kaycee (IRE) 108
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6 10-12 R Curtis M D Grant 73 100/1101.00
8 53- DARK BLUE, WHITE disc, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE spots, WHITE cap Last Shot (FR) 217
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4 10-12 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 20/121.00
9 121105- REd, white star, emerald green sleeves, red cap, white stars Saint Luke (IRE) 182
Nag meCourse Winner
6 10-12 P Bowen J E Moore 7/24.50
10 Maroon, yellow stars Thistle Stikk 374
Nag me
4 10-12 Mrs A M Thorpe Donal Fahy 66/167.00
11 0-330 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap Cider Lolly 141
Nag me
5 10-5 W G M Turner M J Quinlan (5) 50/151.00

Verdict

There probably wasn't much between African Broadway and SAINT LUKE on bumper form last season. David Pipe's five-year-old arguably has more scope but the latter is unbeaten in two runs at this track and, with plenty of stamina in his pedigree, is taken to come out on top today and land this. Lundy Sky was also a decent bumper horse and was progressive over hurdles, scoring over 3m at Exeter in March. He should win more races but probably over longer trips than this. Grand Vision has shown promise in NH Flat races and French import Last Shot has ability and could be interesting on his first run for Venetia Williams.