Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 17:25 Festival Opener Money Back At BetVictor Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £2,144 2nd £630 3rd £315 4th £157
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 41.90s
  • Off time: 17:25:31
17:25 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Loughalder (IRE) 11/2
2nd The Last Bridge 6/4
3rd Somerby (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 24-4PP3 Mauve and dark blue stripes, dark blue sleeves, mauve stars, dark blue cap, mauve star Finnegan Paddy (IRE) 37
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 v Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 97 16/117.00
3 P21P-PP Mauve, orange stars, mauve sleeves, mauve cap, orange star Pancake (FR) 5
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-10 b B J Llewellyn Giles Hawkins 95 20/121.00
4 34F2-5P Dark blue, red stars on sleeves Mut'ab (USA) 14
Nag me
8 11-5 b Mark Gillard Jake Hodson (5) 90 66/167.00
5 39P342 Yellow, red chevron, red and yellow striped sleeves, red cap Massini Sunset (IRE) 12
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 11-4 b N R Mitchell Tom Bellamy (3) 89 8/19.00
6 413223 Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap Kilcascan 28
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 Mrs R Gasson Benjamin Poste (3) 89 12/113.00
7 4-73F22 Royal Blue, Red diamond, Yellow sleeves and cap Derwen Pryde 20
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-2 p P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 87 14/115.00
8 065421 Maroon, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Maroon armlets, Maroon and Yellow quartered cap Somerby (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-1 t Mrs R Ford Ian Popham 86 9/25.50
9 5P4318 Red and Black stripes, Red sleeves, White cap Loughalder (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-10 pt M Sheppard M G Nolan 81 11/26.50
10 7PP711 Gold, Blue and Gold quartered cap The Last Bridge 5 (ex7)
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 Mrs S Johnson Adam Wedge 70 6/42.50
11 P45338 Royal blue, yellow seams, yellow and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Destined For Fame (IRE) 12
Nag me
7 10-0 bt L Corcoran Trevor Whelan 67 50/151.00
Non runners
12248-86Winston Churchill (IRE)711-12Mrs S LeechG Sheehan97

Verdict

The Last Bridge exploited a lenient mark to justify favouritism at Ffos Las on Monday but doesn't look an easy ride and may be worth opposing under a penalty. SOMERBY stayed on well to score at Lingfield last month with Massini Sunset back in fourth. Donal Devereux claims 3lb here, which accounts for more than half of the subsequent rise, and Richenda Ford's 10-year-old is fancied to go in again as Derwen Pryde was beaten 24 lengths when second at Ffos Las last time and had earlier lost out here to Loughalder, though is 8lb better off and has the beating of Massini Sunset on that run. Kilcascan won off a pound higher mark at Uttoxeter in October but has been easily brushed aside since.