Play Burning Desire At 32Red Novices' Hurdle 2m 4f

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 1.00s
  • Off time: 14:00:36
Full result
Result 14:00 Chepstow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Fayette County 7/4
2nd 1 Call The Cops s.h 11/8f
3rd 4 Cool George 11 4/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 1314
Black, white seams, white sleeves, black armlets, black cap Call The Cops (IRE) 66
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
  • Form: 1314
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 N J Henderson A Tinkler 125 11/8f
2 0/561-21
Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Fayette County 26
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 0/561-21
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 129
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 Tim Vaughan D C Costello 129 7/4
3 8087
DARK GREEN, YELLOW sash Bonds Conquest 70
  • T:J W Mullins
  • J:A Thornton
  • Form: 8087
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 155 11-1 J W Mullins A Thornton 100/1
4 8-U4423
Pink and Maroon diabolo, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Maroon star Cool George 32
  • T:Miss J du Plessis
  • J:James Best
  • Form: 8-U4423
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR: 121
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Miss J du Plessis James Best (3) 121 4/1
5 007
Blue, White stripe and cap Hot Pepper 32
  • T:C J Down
  • J:Giles Hawkins
  • Form: 007
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 C J Down Giles Hawkins (3) 100/1
6 1-UP1
Dark Blue, Yellow inverted triangle, sleeves and cap Kilcullen Article (IRE) 72
  • T:M Scudamore
  • J:L Treadwell
  • Form: 1-UP1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 M Scudamore L Treadwell 28/1
8 57-8F
LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Milanese (IRE) 108
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 57-8F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Miss E C Lavelle R Johnson 8/1
10 F/16-74
Dark blue, white spots, white and dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap The Bogman's Ball 17
  • T:Grace Harris
  • J:Paul Moloney
  • Form: F/16-74
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
8 155 11-1 Grace Harris Paul Moloney 50/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
7 61-
Lookslikerainted (IRE) 401
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss R Curtis
  • J:Paul O'Brien
  • Form: 61-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 111 Miss R Curtis Paul O'Brien NR
9 33-5
Morito Du Berlais (FR) 108
  • Nag Me
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 33-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1t1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 111 t1 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield NR

In depth

Verdict

Fayette County has won twice in very testing conditions but there's no reason why he shouldn't be suited by this slightly better ground. He's an obvious threat to all, though CALL THE COPS looks the one to be on. He's won twice on similar going to this and his defeat at Ascot last time came on heavy going over a longer trip. Cool George won a bumper at Exeter and has run his last five races over hurdles there. He's rarely been beaten far and should go well while Morito Du Berlais looks as though he has more to offer. MIlanese was in the process of running a big race when falling at the third last here in December and is one to keep an eye on.

Formwatch

Lookslikerainted (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Rcd 4th/5th, prog to chase ldrs 4out, rdn to ld last, ro best, won at Ballydarragh 3m ire ptp gs in Feb '13 beating Waddingtown Hero (12-0) by 1 1/2l, 16 ran.

Morito Du Berlais (FR) 11-1 (10-12) Mid-division, headway 7th, chased leaders before 4 out, weakened next, 5th of 15, 33l behind Aubusson (10-5) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gs in Dec.

Fayette County 11-8fav (11-3) Pulled hard early, tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 3 out, led well before 2 out, pushed along and stayed on well flat, won at Taunton 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Feb beating Vicente (11-3) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.

Call The Cops (IRE) 11-1 (11-8) Held up in touch in 5th, dropped to last pair 7th, modest 4th well before 2 out, kept on run in pressing for modest 3rd, 4th of 7, 19l behind Champagne West (11-12) at Ascot 2m 6f NH nov hdl (4-7yo) (3) hvy in Jan.

Cool George 2-1 (11-0) Chased leader until before 4th, went 2nd again after 4th, led before 2 out, strongly pressed when mistake last, soon headed, dropped to 3rd and one pace flat, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Liberty One (11-3) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.

Kilcullen Article (IRE) 5-1 (12-2) Pr, 2nd 1/2 way, close 2nd 2out, prog to disp bef last, kow aft last, won at Kilfeacle 3m ire ptp hvy in Jan beating Dr Patmassini (11-6) by 3l, 11 ran.

Bonds Conquest 100-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, tailed off, 7th of 13, 45l behind Knight Of Noir (10-12) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.

The Bogman's Ball 18-1 (11-3) Tracked leader until before 3 out, weakened approaching next, 4th of 6, 23l behind Robbers Roost (11-0) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (4) hvy.

Hot Pepper 100-1 (11-3) Took keen hold and held up in rear, reminders after 4th, losing touch when mistake next, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Liberty One (11-3) at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in Feb.

Milanese (IRE) 66-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, effort towards stands side rail 4 out, 3 lengths down in 3rd when fell next, in a race won by Sausalito Sunrise (10-9) at Chepstow 3m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Dec, 7 ran.