Get Rewards4Racing Points With Coral Beginners' Chase 3m

  • (5yo+, 3m, Class 4, 7 runners)
  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 25.80s
  • Off time: 13:00:27
Full result
Result 13:00 Chepstow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 4 Keppols Hill 10/11f
2nd 1 Arthurian Legend 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 4630-23
Cerise, Cerise and White striped sleeves, quartered cap Arthurian Legend 43
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 4630-23
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 130
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 130 9/4
2 8211/7S
RED and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves, WHITE armlets, quartered cap Badgers Cove (IRE) 10
  • T:R Dickin
  • J:C Poste
  • Form: 8211/7S
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 R Dickin C Poste 124 11/2
3 900-436
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Basil Fawlty (IRE) 30
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:C O'Farrell
  • Form: 900-436
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 154 11-0 D Pipe C O'Farrell 33/1
4 1111-2F
Cerise, white circle, cerise sleeves and cap Keppols Hill (IRE) 52
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:R Walsh
  • Form: 1111-2F
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0p1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 p1 P F Nicholls R Walsh 10/11f
5 4/22P-8P
Maroon, purple armlets Sherwani Wolf (IRE) 35
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 4/22P-8P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0p
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 p C E Longsdon S Twiston-Davies 117 20/1
6 02355P/
Black And White Check, Yellow Sleeves and Cap Smooth Classic (IRE) 700
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:Mr M Ennis
  • Form: 02355P/
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 154 11-0 D Pipe Mr M Ennis (7) 40/1
7 204520-
Red, White diamond and armlets, quartered cap Regal Brook 314
  • T:J Hughes
  • J:M D Grant
  • Form: 204520-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 J Hughes M D Grant 66/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2011   Alfie Spinner (IRE)
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:T Scudamore
6 11-0 Nick Williams T Scudamore 4/6
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In depth

Verdict

Winning pointer Keppols Hill was only beaten a short-head on his debut under Rules at Ffos Las but then fell when a warm favourite at Exeter. It's rare to see a Nicholls horse in cheekpieces and he may not be entirely straightforward. We'll take him on with ARTHURIAN LEGEND, three times a winner here over hurdles and sure to have learned plenty from his chasing debut at Ascot. Badgers Cove and Sherwani Wolf have a bit to prove at present while Smooth Classic has been absent for almost two years. Neither Basil Fawlty nor Regal Brook should be good enough either.

Formwatch

Keppols Hill (IRE) 5-4fav (11-3) Pressed leader, led narrowly 4 out, driven between last 2, 2 lengths ahead and under pressure when blundered and fell last, in a race won by Grove Pride (11-3) at Exeter 3m nov chs (3) gs in Nov, 7 ran.

Arthurian Legend 7-1 (11-1) Held up in touch, jumped left and not fluent 1st, not fluent and dropped to last 8th, not fluent next or 3 out, still close enough 2 out, left 3rd last, stayed on, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Minella Class (11-1) at Ascot 2m 5f beg chs (3) sft in Nov.

Sherwani Wolf (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Chased leaders to 10th, soon behind, lost touch when pulled up 4 out, in a race won by Rolling Aces (11-12) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-130 (3) gs in Dec, 15 ran.

Badgers Cove (IRE) 5-4 (11-0) Tracked winner, every chance when slipped up just after landing 12th, in a race won by Grouse Lodge (11-0) at Towcester 2m 6f beg chs (4) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.

Basil Fawlty (IRE) 5-1 (11-12) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, not fluent 3rd, headway on inside to 4th 3 out, weakened before next, 6th of 8, 46l behind Call Me Sir (10-9) at Wincanton 2m 6f NH Novice Handicap Hurdle (0-105) (3yo+) (4) sft in Dec.

Smooth Classic (IRE) 28-1 (11-7) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, behind 3 out, pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Firm Order (11-8) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Feb '11, 17 ran.

Regal Brook 9-1 (11-9) Tracked leader, took closer order before 4 out, weakened after 3 out, 11th of 18, well behind Manadam (11-2) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Feb.