Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 18:40 Country Marquees Handicap1m 2f 36y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 12.78s
  • Off time: 18:40:16
18:40 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dandy (GER) 9/2
2nd April Ciel 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 110-555 GREEN, PLUM sleeves, hooped cap Bold Duke 6
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-7 E G Bevan D J Bates (3) 74 8/19.00
2 (1) 692-204 Grey, orange stars on sleeves, orange cap Dandy (GER) 9
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 v A M Balding J Fortune 74 9/25.50
3 (6) 162424- Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Frozen Over 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-7 ht C J Down P Cosgrave 74 7/24.50
7 (7) 090-743 Black, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves and star on cap April Ciel 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 8-10 p R Harris Liam Jones 63 3/14.00
8 (4) 93260-1 Dark Blue, White braces, armlets and cap Belle Park 16
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 8-6 V R A Dartnall Kieran Shoemark (7)(ex2) 59 2/13.00
Non runners
4 (3)362985-Mr Fitzroy (IRE)49-5Miss J S DavisHayley Turner72
5 (8)2576-31Pandorica69-4B J LlewellynMartin Lane65
6 (2)21756-8Unison (IRE)49-1P J MakinS J Drowne68

Verdict

Pandorica invariably goes well here as she did when slamming her rivals last week for which she's penalised. She was earlier put in her place at the track by Belle Park and the latter should come out on top again on these terms. After completing a double in September, BOLD DUKE was raised 10lb and couldn't cope but he's gradually come down the ratings and, now on just 2lb higher, he can get back to winning ways. Frozen Over was in very good form at this time a year ago though he hasn't shown much over hurdles recently but if the ground turned very testing then April Ciel would have to be considered as he gained a comprehensive victory on heavy going here in September.