Chepstow

  • 16:45 Play Avalon At 32Red Handicap Chase2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 19.30s
  • Off time: 16:46:45
16:45 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballywatt (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3214U0 Black, White hoop, halved sleeves, White cap Gud Day (IRE) 37
Nag me
6 11-12 pt F O'Brien P J Brennan 118 11/26.50
2 2-333PU Red, dark green diamonds on sleeves Ballywatt (IRE) 16
Nag me
8 11-12 pt K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 118 5/23.50
3 F4-2241 Purple, white star, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Cruchain (IRE) 248
Nag me
11 11-9 p D Burchell R T Dunne (3) 115 5/16.00
4 4-03051 Dark green, beige cross belts and sleeves, beige and dark green striped cap Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 19
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-6 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 112 11/102.10

Verdict

Cruchain is very much a quick ground specialist as he showed when last seen in July where he gained a very easy victory at Cartmel. He's been raised 9lb for that and connections will be hoping the ground dries out. TOLKEINS TANGO didn't have much to beat at Wincanton earlier this month but did it better than the winning margin suggests. He jumped well and, with more progress expected, he's taken to complete the double. Gud Day beat three rivals at Perth for his only success over fences before taking on better class. A recent run in a jumper's bumper should have put him straight and he looks the main threat. Ballywatt is very consistent when managing to get round but he's now winless after 15 career starts.