Robert Mottram Memorial Handicap 7f 16y

  • (3yo+, 7f 16y, Class 6, 17 runners)
  • Winner £1,617 2nd £481 3rd £240 4th £120
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 1m 23.55s
  • Off time: 17:00:46
Full result
Result 17:00 Chepstow
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Cape Kimberley 16/1
2nd 8 Royal Box 13/2
3rd 16 Farmers Dream s.h 12/1
4th 2 Katmai River 4 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 (2) 632212
Pink, Black and Pink halved sleeves, Pink cap, Black star George Thisby 10
  • T:B R Millman
  • J:Luke Rowe
  • Form: 632212
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-12
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
5 138 9-12 B R Millman Luke Rowe (7) 65 6/1f
2 (3) 279351
Dark Blue, White hooped sleeves, White cap Katmai River (IRE) 11
  • T:M D I Usher
  • J:David Probert
  • Form: 279351
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-10v
  • OR: 63
  • Naps:
4 136 9-10 v M D I Usher David Probert 63 10/1
3 (6) 774746
Dark Blue, Light Blue hoops, checked sleeves and checked cap Kyllachy Storm 10
  • T:R J Hodges
  • J:Matthew Davies
  • Form: 774746
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 9-9
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
7 135 9-9 R J Hodges Matthew Davies (3) 62 33/1
4 (15) 330156
Yellow, black sleeves, yellow diamonds, orange cap Euroquip Boy (IRE) 21
  • T:M Scudamore
  • J:E Creighton
  • Form: 330156
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 60
  • Naps:
4 133 9-7 M Scudamore E Creighton 60 9/1
5 (17) 8-39742
Royal Blue, Emerald Green epaulets, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap, Emerald Green diamond Obiter Dicta 18
  • T:H Candy
  • J:Amy Scott
  • Form: 8-39742
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
3 133 9-7 H Candy Amy Scott (5) 65 10/1
6 (13) 878080
Red, White cross belts, Light Blue sleeves and cap Golden Hinde 5
  • T:R Harris
  • J:M J J Murphy
  • Form: 878080
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-7p1
  • OR: 65
  • Naps:
3 133 9-7 p1 R Harris M J J Murphy (7) 65 25/1
7 (10) 713005
LIGHT BLUE, BLACK seams, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap Cape Kimberley 13
  • T:A G Newcombe
  • J:R Havlin
  • Form: 713005
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-6
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
4 132 9-6 A G Newcombe R Havlin 59 16/1
8 (8) 4-97131
Dark Green, Light Green sleeves, Pink cap Royal Box 19
  • T:D Burchell
  • J:Kelly Harrison
  • Form: 4-97131
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-5p
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
4 131 9-5 p D Burchell Kelly Harrison 58 13/2
9 (5) 694381
Purple, Mauve spots on sleeves, Mauve cap Abacist (IRE) 38
  • T:R M Beckett
  • J:Jim Crowley
  • Form: 694381
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-4
  • OR: 62
  • Naps:
3 130 9-4 R M Beckett Jim Crowley 62 15/2
10 (14) 170402
Emerald Green, Dark Blue armlets, Dark Blue cap Kenswick 25
  • T:Pat Eddery
  • J:A Kirby
  • Form: 170402
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-3v
  • OR: 56
  • Naps:
4 129 9-3 v Pat Eddery A Kirby 56 11/1
11 (9) 053433
Black, maroon diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Justbookie Dot Com (IRE) 9
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:J Doyle
  • Form: 053433
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-1v
  • OR: 59
  • Naps:
3 127 9-1 v P D Evans J Doyle 59 14/1
12 (1) 7-57
Royal Blue, Red sash, White sleeves Grandad Mac 21
  • T:Jane Chapple-Hyam
  • J:R Hughes
  • Form: 7-57
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 58
  • Naps:
3 126 9-0 Jane Chapple-Hyam R Hughes 58 14/1
13 (4) 078087
Dark Green, White cross belts, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Realt Na Mara (IRE) 41
  • T:H Morrison
  • J:D Holland
  • Form: 078087
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 53
  • Naps:
8 126 9-0 H Morrison D Holland 53 40/1
14 (11) 5-70543
Maroon, Black seams, White cap Babich Bay (IRE) 11
  • T:J Hughes
  • J:R Fitzpatrick
  • Form: 5-70543
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-13p1
  • OR: 57
  • Naps:
3 125 8-13 p1 J Hughes R Fitzpatrick 57 20/1
15 (16) 600495
BLACK, RED disc, halved sleeves, quartered cap Valentino Swing (IRE) 11
  • T:M Appleby
  • J:Ian Burns
  • Form: 600495
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 8-7p
  • OR: 46
  • Naps:
8 119 8-7 p M Appleby Ian Burns (7) 46 25/1
16 (7) 444-684
ORANGE, BLACK seams, quartered cap Farmers Dream (IRE) 13
  • T:R J Price
  • J:Ryan Powell
  • Form: 444-684
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 8-7
  • OR: 46
  • Naps:
4 119 8-7 R J Price Ryan Powell (5) 46 12/1
17 (12) 27547
Dark Blue, White disc, sleeves and cap Lennoxwood (IRE) 112
  • T:M D I Usher
  • J:Racheal Kneller
  • Form: 27547
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-6
  • OR: 50
  • Naps:
3 118 8-6 M D I Usher Racheal Kneller (7) 50 25/1

In depth

Verdict

This rates a trappy affair but Abacist is definitely one to keep an eye on if turning up as Ralph Beckett also has his charge entered at Goodwood on Sunday. He came good last time and makes appeal as a potential improver. However, GEORGE THISBY gets the vote on the back of a series of highly creditable recent performances at distances between six and eight furlongs. He's developed into a really consistent and reliable sort at this level and could be good enough to tote topweight to success here. Royal Box will be well suited by trip and ground and certainly deserves a spot on the shortlist after a recent Polytrack success, whilst Katmai River, also a last-time out winner, makes some appeal over his optimum trip.

Formwatch

Cape Kimberley 6-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, driven over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Putin (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Royal Box 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Fortunate Bid (9-3) by nk, 10 ran.

Farmers Dream (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Mid-division and wide, headway on outside halfway, led over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, headed final 50 yards, no extra and dropped 2 places close home, 4th of 13, 3/4l behind Putin (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.

Katmai River (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Chased leader until over 5f out, stayed in 3rd, went 2nd again over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, held on, all out, won at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Flameoftheforest (9-10) by hd, 9 ran.

George Thisby 4-1fav (9-11) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, rallied and every chance entering final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Whodathought (9-10) at Salisbury 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs.

Golden Hinde 14-1 (9-1) Chased main group leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened approaching final 2f, soon behind and eased, 14th of 15, 23l behind Poyle Judy (9-3) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

Kyllachy Storm 20-1 (9-9) Dwelt and went right start, behind, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 9l behind Whodathought (9-10) at Salisbury 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs.

Babich Bay (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Deliberation (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.

Grandad Mac 12-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 15l behind Lucky Legs (8-12) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gs.

Obiter Dicta 9-1 (8-12) In touch on wide outside, headway over 2f out, chased winner 2f out, soon every chance, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Orpen'arry (9-3) at Salisbury 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.

Abacist (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Made all, strongly challenged from well over 1f out, edged right under pressure inside final furlong, all out, just held on, won at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul beating Arctic Mirage (9-1) by shd, 8 ran.

Justbookie Dot Com (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Held up, hampered over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Rutterkin (8-1) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.

Valentino Swing (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) In touch, effort on inside over 3f out, ridden to press leader over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Piper's Song (8-10) at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) gd.

Realt Na Mara (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) Flt leapt start, outpaced, 7th of 12, 15l behind Norcroft (8-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.

Kenswick 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, soon every chance, kept on, 2nd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Sopran Nad (8-4) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.

Lennoxwood (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 11l behind Cadmium Loch (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.

Euroquip Boy (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Reared start, behind, pushed along over 4f out, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, kept on, 6th of 12, 5l behind Needwood Ridge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.