Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 19:50 Real Radio 105-106fm Maiden Stakes1m 4f 23y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 37.77s
  • Off time: 19:51:46
19:50 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Emerging Artist (FR) 2/1
2nd Never Can Tell (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (3) 4 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Emerging Artist (FR) 12
Nag me
4 9-12 M Johnston K Fallon 2/13.00
3 (5) Yellow, Maroon sash, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Mhilu (IRE) 11
Nag me
8 9-12 bt J G M O'Shea R Kennemore (3) 25/126.00
4 (8) Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Royal Riviera 198
Nag me
4 9-12 J Gask S J Drowne 12/113.00
6 (6) White, red seams, royal blue cap Genes Of A Dancer (AUS)
Nag me
4 9-7 M Appleby G Baker 50/151.00
7 (10) 5 Cambridge Blue, Purple sleeves, Black cap, Gold spots Shannon Falls (FR) 124
Nag me
6 9-7 Miss Jo Crowley M Fenton 40/141.00
8 (9) 04-622 Red and Yellow (halved), White cap Bombadero (IRE) 31
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 J L Dunlop I Mongan 82 Evs2.00
10 (1) 7723 Yellow, Black sash, Black and Red quartered cap Never Can Tell (IRE) 10
Nag me
3 8-7 J A Osborne Sophie Doyle (5) 75 7/18.00
Non runners
1 (2)Boomtown Kat69-12Karen GeorgeE Dehdashti
5 (4)6Deejan (IRE)59-7B PallingN Chalmers
9 (7)3Joan D'Arc (IRE)38-7M G QuinlanD O'Donohoe

Verdict

Jeremy Gask's Royal Riviera was a very comfortable winner of his only start in a bumper on soft ground at Wetherby in December and he has to be respected on his Flat racing debut on admittedly faster going but a better bet looks to be EMERGING ARTIST, who gets the vote over Bombadero. John Dunlop's colt has shown improved form for being stepped up to middle distances this term and the son of Sadler's Wells should be involved at the business end of the race again but he may once more have to settle for minor honours. Mick Quinlan's Joan d'Arc ran promisingly on her debut at Brighton earlier this month but he needs to step up on that effort to trouble the judge. Jamie Osborne's Never Can Tell ran promisingly on his first start in a handicap at Goodwood recently and has claims but preference is for Emerging Artist. Mark Johnston's gelding kept on at one pace when a close up fourth behind Very Good Day at Haydock 12 days ago and he should improve for that run so looks worth siding with on only his second start.