Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 13:00 Joey Quinn Shining Stars Beginners' Chase3m

  • Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 26.20s
  • Off time: 13:00:26
13:00 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mountainous (IRE) 5/2
2nd Maringo Bay (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 106-733 Dark Blue, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Big Occasion (IRE) 34
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-1 b D Pipe W Kennedy 123 11/43.75
3 4-43 Emerald green, black stripe and sleeves Green Hackle (IRE) 37
Nag me
7 11-1 C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 16/117.00
4 6251-42 Maroon, Yellow hoop, sleeves and cap Imperial Circus (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-1 p P J Hobbs James Best (5) 124 3/14.00
5 8/322P-4 Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap Maringo Bay (IRE) 30
Nag me
7 11-1 C J Mann S Thomas 123 7/24.50
6 31175-2 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Mountainous (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 R Lee M G Nolan (5) 124 5/23.50
Non runners
2274F-3FCurtain Razer (IRE)611-1P F NichollsRyan Mahon

Verdict

This looks really tricky with only chasing debutant Green Hackle easily dismissed. Big Occasion hasn't really fired over fences yet but inconsistent hurdler Curtain Razer is expected to take to chasing as he's a half-brother to Irish National hero Hear The Echo. Imperial Circus posted a much better effort at Sandown last time but heavy ground is a worry for him and Mountainous has something to prove over the trip, though he handles today's going. Neither ground nor distance are a problem for MARINGO BAY and a repeat of last season's second to Alfie Spinner over C&D will see him go very close in this.