Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 15:20 Rifles Handicap Chase Supported By Knight Frank 2m 110y

  • Winner £15,825 2nd £4,675 3rd £2,338 4th £1,170
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 12.30s
  • Off time: 15:30:38
15:20 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballygarvey (FR) 7/2
2nd Renard (FR) 5/1
3rd Gus Macrae (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7B6-166 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Oiseau de Nuit (FR) 28
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-12 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell (3) 152 10/111.00
2 223808- Purple, Yellow chevrons, Purple sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Cornas (NZ) 301
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-8 Nick Williams L Aspell 148 25/126.00
3 111-264 Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Doeslessthanme (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 bt P F Nicholls D A Jacob 147 15/28.50
4 34-62P4 Yellow, Red spots Oh Crick (FR) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-0 b A King Mr Joshua Newman (7) 140 11/26.50
5 112-112 Yellow, Royal Blue seams, Grey sleeves, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue cap Dunowen Point (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 10-12 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 138 5/23.50
6 PP-3439 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Renard (FR) 70
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 Miss V Williams S Thomas 137 5/16.00
7 31154P Maroon and White diabolo, White sleeves, quartered cap Gus Macrae (IRE) 49
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-7 pt Miss R Curtis Patrick Corbett (7) 133 16/117.00
8 0P-61P1 Dark Blue, Yellow hollow box, Yellow cap Ballygarvey (FR) 11
Nag me
7 10-4 P J Hobbs James Best (3) 130 7/24.50
Non runners
923155UAnay Turge (FR)810-0N J HawkeM J Quinlan115

Verdict

OH CRICK won this last year off a 3lb lower mark and, like Oiseau De Nuit, is a former Grand Annual winner. This looks a better race than 12 months ago but has the beating of Renard and Gus Macrae on Newbury running in December and Josh Newman takes off 7lb. Doeslessthanme is starting to come down the weights again and likely to be suited by the drop back in distance but Dunowen Point's winning run came to an end at Wetherby last time and he's been raised a further 4lb since, though he's another who will appreciate dropping back to 2m and is preferred to the returning Cornas and Lingfield winner Ballygarvey.