Joey Quinn Shining Stars Beginners' Chase 3m

  • (4yo+, 3m, Class 3, 5 runners)
  • Winner £7,148 2nd £2,099 3rd £1,049 4th £525
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 6m 26.20s
  • Off time: 13:00:26
Full result
Result 13:00 Chepstow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 Mountainous 5/2f
2nd 5 Maringo Bay 6 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 106-733
Dark Blue, White chevron, chevrons on sleeves, striped cap Big Occasion (IRE) 34
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:W Kennedy
  • Form: 106-733
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1b
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 b D Pipe W Kennedy 123 11/4
3 4-43
Emerald green, black stripe and sleeves Green Hackle (IRE) 37
  • T:C E Longsdon
  • J:Kielan Woods
  • Form: 4-43
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 C E Longsdon Kielan Woods (3) 16/1
4 6251-42
Maroon, Yellow hoop, sleeves and cap Imperial Circus (IRE) 28
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 6251-42
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1p
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 p P J Hobbs James Best (5) 124 3/1
5 8/322P-4
Purple, gold cross sashes, emerald green cap Maringo Bay (IRE) 30
  • T:C J Mann
  • J:S Thomas
  • Form: 8/322P-4
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 123
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 C J Mann S Thomas 123 7/2
6 31175-2
Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Mountainous (IRE) 27
  • T:R Lee
  • J:M G Nolan
  • Form: 31175-2
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 124
  • Naps:
7 155 11-1 R Lee M G Nolan (5) 124 5/2f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
2 274F-3F
Curtain Razer (IRE) 8
  • Nag Me
  • Distance Winner
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Ryan Mahon
  • Form: 274F-3F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 111 P F Nicholls Ryan Mahon NR

In depth

Verdict

This looks really tricky with only chasing debutant Green Hackle easily dismissed. Big Occasion hasn't really fired over fences yet but inconsistent hurdler Curtain Razer is expected to take to chasing as he's a half-brother to Irish National hero Hear The Echo. Imperial Circus posted a much better effort at Sandown last time but heavy ground is a worry for him and Mountainous has something to prove over the trip, though he handles today's going. Neither ground nor distance are a problem for MARINGO BAY and a repeat of last season's second to Alfie Spinner over C&D will see him go very close in this.

Formwatch

Curtain Razer (IRE) 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division, fell 5th, in a race won by Fair Along (11-12) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) sft in Nov, 17 ran.

Mountainous (IRE) 7-2 (11-2) Led, headed approaching 3 out, no impression on winner next, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Howard's Legacy (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 3f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) sft in Nov.

Maringo Bay (IRE) 5-1 (11-3) Chased leaders, jumped big 13th, ridden before 2 out, weakened and lost 3rd 2 out, weakened sooon after, 4th of 6, 22l behind Highland Lodge (11-3) at Towcester 3m Beginners Chase (0-140) (4yo+) (3) gs in Nov.

Imperial Circus (IRE) 5-1 (11-0) Chased leader until 18th, stayed chasing leaders under pressure, went 2nd and stayed on flat, closed on winner, always just held, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Time For Spring (11-9) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Nov.

Big Occasion (IRE) 5-2fav (11-2) With leader, led 7th, headed 4 out, ridden and weakened 2 out, 3rd of 8, 17l behind Cloudy Too (10-9) at Carlisle 2m 4f Beginners Chase (0-125) (4yo+) (3) hvy in Nov.

Green Hackle (IRE) 28-1 (11-0) Held up mid-division, chased leaders before 3 out, went 3rd before last, kept on, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Bucking The Trend (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Nov.