Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 20:05 Toteexacta Handicap7f 16y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 21.46s
  • Off time: 20:06:00
20:05 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sailorman (IRE) 13/8
2nd Woodcote Place 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 312-302 Purple, Emerald Green sash, Red sleeves and cap Belle des Airs (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-0 R M Beckett J P Fahy (5) 85 5/23.50
2 (3) 20-0667 BLACK, RED striped sleeves, check cap Woodcote Place 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 9-10 P R Chamings G Baker 81 5/16.00
3 (1) 6-89901 White, red seams, royal blue cap Seneschal 17
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 9-6 M Appleby Lucy K Barry (7) 77 14/115.00
4 (2) 332644 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoops, checked sleeves and checked cap Kyllachy Storm 12
Nag me
6 8-12 b R J Hodges C Catlin (3) 69 10/111.00
5 (5) 519 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Sailorman (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 M Johnston Greg Fairley 76 13/82.62
6 (6) 412562 Black and Light Blue check, halved sleeves Copperwood 18
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-9 M Blanshard T P O'Shea 66 6/17.00

Verdict

Michael Appleby's Seneschal made virtually all the running when belying odds of 50/1 when beating Patavium Prince at Brighton last month and he has every chance on that evidence but a 10lb rise for that win makes following up no easy task and a better bet looks to be BELLE DES AIRS, who gets the vote ahead of Sailorman. Mark Johnston's colt is surely better than he showed on his handicap debut at Newmarket last time when last of the nine runners and cannot be discounted having created a favourable impression at Thirsk previously. The Ron Hodges-trained Kyllachy Storm has been running consistently well and should be thereabouts again but he looks booked for place at best, while Michael Blanshard's Copperwood has yet to reproduce Polytrack form on turf. Woodcote Place is hard to recommend on recent form and preference is for Ralph Beckett's Belle des Airs, who bounced back from a disappointing effort behind Kerrys Requiem at Goodwood with a decent effort when chasing home Space Station at Epsom recently and she has solid claims racing off the same mark today.