Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 18:30 Toteplacepot Apprentice Handicap1m 4f 23y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 36.29s
  • Off time: 18:31:02
18:30 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vertueux (FR) 6/4
2nd Garafena 22/1
3rd Urban Space 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 (1) 586 Red, black epaulets, halved sleeves Sirdave 32
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4 9-10 P W Hiatt J Rogers (3) 14/115.00
2 (6) 14025-2 Maroon, Yellow star, Maroon sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Urban Space 9
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4 9-9 J L Flint Matthew Cosham (5) 3/14.00
3 (8) 07/2858 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Byblos 15
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5 9-7 p W Greatrex Charles Eddery 12/113.00
4 (2) 205/90-0 Black and white diamonds, red sleeves, black diamonds and cap Finzi Contini (FR) 9
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6 9-3 Tim Vaughan R J Rowe (3) 40/141.00
5 (3) 86308/4 Royal Blue, Rust and White stripes sleeves, Black cap Garafena 7
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7 8-13 p R Lee Nathan Alison (3) 22/123.00
6 (4) 2/700-02 Red, Pink disc, halved sleeves Vertueux (FR) 28
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5 8-12 A W Carroll Debra England 6/42.50
8 (7) 076320 Dark Green, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green stars, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Prickles 16
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5 8-8 Karen George Adam Beschizza (3) 11/26.50
9 (10) 677-705 White, Royal Blue epaulets, halved sleeves, Royal Blue Cap Laura Land 7
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4 8-5 W M Brisbourne Ian Burns (7) 18/119.00
10 (5) 475-955 Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Robbmaa (FR) 9
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5 8-5 b A W Carroll David Kenny 18/119.00
Non runners
7 (9)905-55Sanctum48-11Dr J D ScargillF J Hayes

Verdict

Peter Hiatt's Sirdave could be of interest despite the burden of 9st 10lb being lightly raced and making his handicap debut but it is hard to oppose Tony Carroll's VERTUEUX, who looks to have been found a winning opportunity and he gets the vote ahead of Urban Space. The last mentioned showed improved form here nine days ago over two furlongs shorter when a head behind Corrib and he has to be respected over a trip that does suit. Richard Lee's Garafena made an encouraging return to the flat after a spell hurdling when fourth behind Dazzling Begum at Warwick earlier this month and has every chance if able to build on that effort. Karen George's Prickles would not be far away if running up to the form shown when placed in races at Wolverhampton and Lingfield and he may not have seen out the trip at Kempton last time so he looks one of the main dangers to, Vertueux. Tony Carroll's gelding, a winner over hurdles at Ludlow in May, ran well when second here over two miles last month and he looks the one to beat.