Chepstow

  • 19:20 Freebets.co.uk Handicap7f 16y

  • Winner £2,264 2nd £674 3rd £337 4th £168
  • Going: Firm, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 20.03s
  • Off time: 19:21:05
19:20 Chepstow Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Verse Of Love 4/1
2nd Rocky Reef 11/4
3rd Tidal's Baby 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 852125 Black, Gold Cross and stripe on cap Rocky Reef 7
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-7 v A M Balding Daniel Muscutt (7) 75 11/43.75
2 (2) 2-16360 RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Verse Of Love 26
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-6 P D Evans Catherine Gannon 74 4/15.00
3 (10) 5-21735 LIGHT GREEN, BLACK and LIGHT GREEN striped sleeves, LIGHT GREEN cap, BLACK spots Sunley Pride 9
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-5 M R Channon S Hitchcott 73 7/24.50
4 (6) 2-850 Red, Purple sleeves and cap Silkee Supreme 41
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3 9-3 R Hannon R Hughes 71 12/113.00
5 (9) 2225-00 Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow spots, Yellow cap Tidal's Baby 60
Nag me
3 9-0 A W Carroll David Probert 68 16/117.00
8 (5) 590-206 Cerise, White seams, hooped cap Uncle Roger (IRE) 53
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3 8-12 b1 Eve Johnson Houghton William Carson 66 16/117.00
9 (11) 236514 Royal blue, white stripe, beige sleeves and cap New Decade 28
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-11 J M Bradley L Morris 65 13/27.50
10 (3) 4320-74 Red, white hollow box, diamonds on sleeves and cap Parisian Princess (IRE) 39
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3 8-11 H Morrison D Holland 65 7/18.00
11 (1) 94-8030 Red, White disc, Royal Blue sleeves and cap Sir Dylan 24
Nag me
3 8-2 R Harris Kieren Fox 56 33/134.00
Non runners
6 (4)0-66142Mr Fickle (IRE)38-13G L MooreAdam Beschizza67
7 (8)3458Compton Prince38-13C G CoxJ P Fahy67

Verdict

Andrew Balding has enjoyed a healthy strike rate with his runners at Chepstow this season and previous C&D winner ROCKY REEF looks to be his best chance of the evening. The handicapper predictably punished him for a wide margin success in May but he has not disgraced himself in better company and Daniel Muscutt can claim a valuable 7lb. Warwick winner, New Decade, is likely to be popular with the locals and he should not be too far away. Mr Fickle has been fancied on each of his last three handicap starts - justifying strong confidence at Yarmouth before missing out at Lingfield and Brighton. Sunley Pride was able to give weight and a beating to Lady Loch on a faster surface at Redcar in April and, if Mick Channon's gelding turns up in the same mood, he has to have very realistic claims.