Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 16:50 Evan And Megan Brace Memorial Novices' Hurdle2m 4f

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 56.00s
  • Off time: 16:51:18
16:50 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Seventh Sign 3/1
2nd Kilmurvy (IRE) 2/1
3rd Timesishard (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 721P1 Pink, Light Blue hoops and armlets Ugly Bug 33
Nag me
7 11-11 J W Mullins A Thornton 123 11/112.00
2 473140 Light green, white stars, royal blue sleeves, light green stars, light green cap, royal blue star Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 26
Nag me
6 11-5 Mrs Caroline Keevil Brendan Powell (3) 123 12/113.00
3 311433 Dark Green, White chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, White star Kilmurvy (IRE) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-5 p J Scott Nick Scholfield 124 2/13.00
4 15620F Light green, purple star and star on cap Nataani (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-5 vt Miss J S Davis R Johnson 128 7/18.00
5 2-23414 Emerald green, red cross belts Timesishard (IRE) 47
Nag me
6 11-5 G McPherson D A Jacob 125 5/16.00
6 7612 Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Purple spots Dropzone (USA) 25
Nag me
4 10-13 R Lee C Poste 114 25/126.00
7 00/0P Emerald green, royal blue hoops and armlets, striped cap Missing The Craic 48
Nag me
7 10-13 t S Curran C Wallis (5) 250/1251.00
8 22F1 Black, purple sleeves, red spots Mortlestown (IRE) 40
Nag me
5 10-13 M Keighley Ian Popham (3) 16/117.00
9 90 Yellow, Emerald Green diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Emerald Green seams Mr Burbidge 50
Nag me
5 10-13 h N P Mulholland Michael Byrne (3) 100/1101.00
10 1P2 Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Seventh Sign 12
Nag me
4 10-13 v A King W Hutchinson 123 3/14.00
11 88P/0 Yellow, Brown hoop, White sleeves, Brown and Yellow quartered cap The De Thaix (FR) 15
Nag me
6 10-13 R Dickin Paul Moloney 200/1201.00
12 70-P Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Upton Oaks 48
Nag me
7 10-13 C J Down J M Davies 250/1251.00

Verdict

Stayer Ugly Bug is likely to find his double penalty a problem dropping down in trip but Darkestbeforedawn should appreciate a return to this grade after coming unstuck at Plumpton last time and makes more appeal than the 10-year-old Nataani and Timesishard, well beaten at Warwick last month when Ugly Bug was pulled up. Wincanton runner-up Seventh Sign is preferred to Plumpton second Dropzone of the two four-year-olds but both need to improve to trouble KILMURVY. Not beaten far in a Listed race at Huntingdon in February, he was a fair third in a handicap at Kempton 10 days ago and can reverse earlier Exeter running with Darkestbeforedawn on better terms.