Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 15:40 Get Straight To The Bet At bluesq.com Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £14,296 2nd £4,198 3rd £2,099 4th £1,049
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.10s
  • Off time: 15:40:30
15:40 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hinterland (FR) Evs
2nd Red Riverman 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1123F- Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Hinterland (FR) 184
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-10 P F Nicholls R Walsh 141 Evs2.00
2 151- Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Ubaltique (FR) 170
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-13 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 130 5/23.50
5 14167P- Black, White cross belts, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Chadford 189
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-6 Miss C Dyson Nick Scholfield 123 50/151.00
6 2410- Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Lemon Drop Red (USA) 213
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-5 P R Webber D Elsworth 122 6/17.00
7 224351- Emerald Green, Red hoops, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Luggers Hall (IRE) 106
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-4 A W Carroll Lee Edwards 120 10/111.00
8 F1025-8 ROYAL BLUE, purple sash, white cap, purple star Crafty Roberto 25
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-4 Noel Quinlan Jack Quinlan (3) 116 20/121.00
9 5-16742 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Red Riverman 12
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-4 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 105 16/117.00
Non runners
328U531-Captain Sharpe410-13B J LlewellynRobert Williams130
4344216Swampfire (IRE)410-6Tim VaughanR Johnson123

Verdict

Paul Nicholls and Ruby Walsh have teamed up to win this limited handicap three times in the last five years, including the last twice. Escort'men and Domtaline both defied top weight and those at the top of the weights have an excellent record so HINTERLAND has to be the selection, even though he was a shade disappointing after making a successful UK debut at Cheltenham last November. Ubaltique's win at Perth in the spring hasn't worked out but Swampfire won't fail through lack of fitness having won at Kilbeggan in August and Captain Sharpe had a spin on the Polytrack earlier this month. The others have a bit to find at the weights, however, with the bottom three racing from out of the handicap.