15:40 Chepstow Wed 7 November 2018

  • Skiptons Supporting Velindre Maiden Hurdle (Class 5)
  • 2m 3f 100y, Soft
  • 16 Runners
  • Winner£3,119.002nd£916.003rd£458.004th£229.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 4.4sOff time:15:43:37
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1
511-0OR:
100/1

Half-brother to a couple of useful hurdlers he showed that he had ability on his only start so far in a Southwell bumper although he faces a stiff enough task on his hurdles debut. More likely to be of interest once he has a handicap mark over hurdle

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2
711-0OR:
7/1

French bumper winner over 1m4f on the all-weather he followed that up with a 2nd in a juvenile hurdle on soft ground. He's not been seen since then and returns after a long absence but goes for a top yard and has to be respected.

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3
611-0OR:
6/1

From a yard that aren't known for their bumper winners especially debutantes ones he got off the mark in good style earlier in the year. That wasn't much of a race though and he was exposed in two subsequent starts under a penalty; hurdles debut.

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4
611-0OR:
33/1

There has been promise in both his starts in a bumper and over hurdles on vastly differing ground; shaped like a stayer on both occasions. Returns now from a break in what looks to be a decent race and looks to have a little to find.

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5
611-0OR:
14/1

Cost £65,000 after winning an Irish point-to-point on his debut in May by 10L (won easily). Now makes his hurdles debut for a yard who have to be respected with this type and will be one to note in the market.

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6
611-0OR:
33/1

Bumper winner on his 2nd start (first-time tongue tie) but subsequently beaten under a penalty in that sphere. Has still looked inexperienced in his two hurdles runs although he shaped better than his finishing position last time; work in progress.

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7
611-0OR: C
2/1

Bumper winner here last year on her debut and went on to show some smart form in further bumpers especially when taking 2nd in a Grade 2 Aintree bumper. That race has already proved strong form and he looks a very good hurdles prospect.

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8
611-0OR:
11/1

Has a stamina-laden pedigree so it was a good first effort that saw him produce a promising first effort at Kempton in a 2m bumper. May have had an advantage by being well placed in that race but looks to have a bright future.

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9
611-0OR: 125
8/1

His four hurdles runs so far have proved rather unconvincing; has looked a little awkward on occasions and his jumping could do with more polish. Has more experience than most of these but could well use a far stiffer test than this.

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10
611-0OR:
25/1

Makes his stable/hurdles debut having run well for the Ronald O'Leary yard in a Carlisle bumper late last year when third (Kateson 2nd). Pedigree suggests that he'll be much better suited by a trip like this and needs noting in the market.

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11
611-0OR:
200/1

Took four attempts to get off the mark in Irish point-to-points and has done nothing to excite so far in two hurdles starts. Came third (of three) in his latest start and will surely find this beyond him.

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12
811-0OR:
100/1

Cost £18,000 as a three-year-old and is a half-brother to the modest chaser Jack Snipe. Would need to be far more useful than his pedigree suggests too figure in this deep event.

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13
611-0OR: 126BF
5/1

Winner of an Irish point-to-point on his debut he's shown some useful form in his sole bumper and over hurdles so far although he has been a beaten market leader on his last two starts. Remains a fair prospect though and can't be ignored here.

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14
711-0OR:
200/1

1-9 in point-to-points (only win came in a maiden) who has shown only a modicum of ability over hurdles so far and is probably searching for a mark to go into handicaps; will have more chance in those.

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15
511-0OR:
100/1

Achieved very little in four bumpers and now makes his hurdles debut with stiffer tests looking to be needed over hurdles; best watched on this occasion.

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16
710-7OR:
100/1

Point-to-point winner in Ireland who shaped well on her Rules debut (had a tough race though) and has run well since; looked sure to be placed before falling last time out at Exeter. Hood worn last time is retained; little more needed here.

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Last Year's Winner

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Chooseyourweapon411-09/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge

Betting

Forecast

Kateson (2/1), Tossapenny (5/1), Dashel Drasher (6/1), Casko D'Airy (7/1), Samburu Shujaa (8/1), Manvers House (11/1), Drumlee Watar (14/1), Shamilan (25/1), Dominateur (33/1), Fortunes Hiding (33/1), Super Snipe (100/1), Bolton Boy (100/1), Zee Man (100/1), Illtellmema (100/1), Shanroe Smooch (200/1), Troed Y Melin (200/1)

Verdict

Like the earlier maiden on the card this will be a race full of interest and is quite a deep race of its type. Kateson is the obvious one to look at given how well she ran in bumpers last year and she has already shown that she acts on this course. It will be fascinating to see what the market makes of some of these not least the seemingly fragile Nicholls runner Casko D’Airy and Manvers House from one of the smaller stables in the race. Tossapenny, Shamilan and Samburu Shujaa are all respected but DRUMLEE WATAR on his debut after being bought for £65,000 may be good enough to take this from a yard whose horses all appear to be running well.
  1. Drumlee Watar
  2. Kateson
  3. Shamilan

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