Chepstow

  • 20:25 Simplicity 10 Year Anniversary Maiden Handicap6f 16y

  • Winner £2,588 2nd £770 3rd £385 4th £192
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.27s
  • Off time: 20:33:06
20:25 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bajan Story 9/4
2nd Logans Lad (IRE) 10/1
3rd Trillian Astra (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 53926-6 Red, white chevrons, white sleeves, red armlets, red and white striped cap Logans Lad (IRE) 22
Nag me
4 10-0 bt D M Loughnane J F McDonald 60 10/111.00
3 (6) 355300 LAVENDER, BLACK hoop, armlets and cap Avondream 55
Nag me
5 9-7 t J M Bradley William Carson 53 12/113.00
4 (4) 073-43 Dark Blue, Pink hoop, Dark Blue sleeves, Pink stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star Trillian Astra (IRE) 9
Nag me
3 9-6 p C G Cox S J Drowne 60 3/14.00
6 (3) 5900-93 Purple, Orange diamond, White cap Trigger Park (IRE) 16
Nag me
3 9-0 R Harris Liam Jones 54 9/25.50
7 (9) 659404- Dark green, white seams, hooped sleeves and cap Monty Fay (IRE) 191
Nag me
5 9-0 D Haydn Jones David Probert 46 5/16.00
8 (5) 69/00-88 Light blue, purple armlets Beaumont Cooper 106
Nag me
5 8-13 Mrs A L M King Kieran Shoemark (7) 45 10/111.00
9 (2) 878-484 Emerald Green, Red chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, Red cap Bajan Story 16
Nag me
5 8-13 M Blanshard D Sweeney 45 9/43.25
10 (8) 09-5 Red and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, Yellow cap, Red spots Permsiri (IRE) 70
Nag me
3 8-5 M S Saunders K T O'Neill 45 20/121.00
Non runners
2 (10)374-474Celestial Ray59-13Mrs L C JewellR Havlin59
5 (1)9055-40Cueca (FR)39-2J G PortmanNon Runner56

Verdict

Not much to enthuse over in this maiden handicap but something has to win and it may as well be TRILLIAN ASTRA. Clive Cox' filly showed nothing in her first campaign but has given plenty of signs in her two runs on Polytrack this season that a first success is imminent and this could be her day. Celestial Ray was having his first start on Turf after seven Polytrack efforts when not beaten far at Brighton though the ground was fast and tonight's surface will be very different. Trigger Park did a bit better on soft going here last month and won't need much more to get into the frame while Logans Lad has shown a glimmer of ability which is why he's carrying top weight.