Today's racecards

Chepstow

  • 16:45 totepool.com Home Of King Size Pools Handicap Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 7.52s
  • Off time: 16:45:20
16:45 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sire De Grugy (FR) 7/2
2nd Majala (FR) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 121411- Red, royal blue stripe, red sleeves, white stars, red cap, white star Sire De Grugy (FR) 182
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 G L Moore J E Moore 161 7/24.50
2 2/11161- WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Majala (FR) 192
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 t T R George P J Brennan 150 5/23.50
3 431P24- Dark Green, Yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves Rebel Rebellion (IRE) 189
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-5 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 140 7/42.75
4 P1P11-0 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Theatrical Star 14
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-2 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 137 5/16.00
5 8/834-P0 Purple, Yellow chevrons, Purple sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Cornas (NZ) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-0 Nick Williams Paul Moloney 135 14/115.00
6 715-365 Red and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets, Red cap, Black star Mister Matt (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-0 R H Buckler Gerard Tumelty 124 33/134.00

Verdict

SIRE DE GRUGY's defeat of Finian's Rainbow in a Grade 2 at Sandown in April was a terrific effort for a novice. If Gary Moore's seven-year-old is anywhere near his best on his return, he should be good enough to give weight to his five rivals though Majala is another nice prospect. The latter won a Grade 2 at Warwick in February and scored four times in total last season, including a valuable hurdle at Auteuil on his final start. Theatrical Star looked as though he needed his comeback run here two weeks ago but needs further. Rebel Rebellion has claims, however, as he's probably not badly handicapped on his best form.