Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 16:15 BetVictor Robert Mottram Memorial Trophy Novices' Chase2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 44.45s
  • Off time: 16:15:41
16:15 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Balder Succes (FR) 5/2
2nd The Romford Pele (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 453P-61 Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Double Ross (IRE) 16
Nag me
7 11-9 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 137 5/23.50
2 1083U5- Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Balder Succes (FR) 19
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-4 A King R Thornton 5/23.50
3 211217- Black and red quartered, black sleeves, red seams, red cap Easter Day 191
Nag me
5 11-4 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 7/42.75
5 211488- PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 178
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-4 Miss R Curtis A P McCoy 7/18.00
6 7463-22 Red, White hoop, striped sleeves, Black and White hooped cap Another Kate (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 D M Richards Aidan Coleman 107 33/134.00
Non runners
465282-4Sandanski (IRE)511-4T R GrettonFelix De Giles115

Verdict

This has been won by some very smart performers in recent years. Whether EASTER DAY will emulate the likes of Cue Card and Fingal Bay is difficult to assess at this stage but Paul Nicholls' charge was second in the Challow Hurdle at Newbury last December and will be useful if transferring that form to the larger obstacles. The Romford Pele won here over timber last season and looks another useful recruit while Balder Success is another talented individual and ran in the Champion Hurdle in March. Double Ross won at Perth last month but may struggle to give the weight to some of these.