Chepstow

  • 20:20 Mobile Catering Group Handicap1m 2f 36y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 8.45s
  • Off time: 20:21:22
20:20 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sagredo (USA) 15/2
2nd Born To Excel 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 (4) 48-5773 Emerald green, white cross belts, dark blue sleeves and cap Ocean Transit (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse Winner
5 9-6 R J Price R Kennemore (3) 71 15/28.50
3 (3) 463106 DARK GREEN, RED seams, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Make Amends (IRE) 10
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
5 9-6 R J Hodges S J Drowne 71 9/25.50
4 (5) 30-4314 Red and Yellow (halved), sleeves reversed, Yellow cap, Red spots Sunny Future (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-5 M S Saunders I Mongan 70 2/13.00
5 (1) 6/9054-0 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sagredo (USA) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-4 Jonjo O'Neill G Baker 69 15/28.50
6 (2) 896308 Red, Black hoop and armlets, Red cap, White star Mr Udagawa 10
Nag me
4 9-2 B J Llewellyn M Fenton 67 16/117.00
7 (6) 600-422 Pink and White diamonds, White sleeves, White diamond on cap Born To Excel 19
Nag me
4 8-13 J J Murphy K Fallon 64 15/82.88
Non runners
1 (7)024-4Starkat49-7Jane Chapple-HyamT P O'Shea72

Verdict

John Joseph Murphy's BORN TO EXCEL has found just the one too good in each of his last two outings in Ireland and he looks worth backing to go one better today on his British debut, getting the vote ahead of Sunny Future and Ocean Transit. Russell Price's mare showed improved form here last time and the dual hurdle winner has every chance on that evidence of resuming winning ways on the level but she may just be a shade high in the weights. Make Amends has disappointed in two starts since winning at Newbury last month, while Jane Chapple-Hyam's Starkat could probably do with some help from the handicapper. Sunny Future has been running consistently well of late and he should be thereabouts again but a better bet looks to be Born To Excel, who can make the journey from Ireland a successful one.