15:40 Chepstow Sat 23 February 2019

  • Pertemps Network Opportunities Around The Corner Handicap Hurdle (Class 2)
  • 2m 7f 131y, Good to Soft (Good in places)
  • 11 Runners
  • Winner£11,574.002nd£3,419.003rd£1,709.004th£855.005th£427.006th£215.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:5m 59.1sOff time:15:40:49
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2
811-7OR: 138
10/1

Three-time hurdles winner last season from 2m4½f-2m7f on testing ground. Has run well enough in two chase starts this term without winning, and no forlorn hope back in this sphere. Perhaps would benefit from seeing some rain.

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3
811-6OR: 137C
17/2

Spent 543 days on the sidelines after a winning chase bow at Warwick (3m1½f, good) in May 2017 and pulled up both starts this term. Needs to rediscover his best back over hurdles (yard in form) but can be opposed for now.

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4
611-5OR: 136
5/1

In rude health having backed up Newton Abbot chase win with easy success in Wincanton novice hurdle (2m5½f, good) last month. Shapes as though this longer trip won't be a problem and major player for in-form Paul Nicholls yard.

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5
811-2OR: 133CD
20/1

Useful chaser (4-7), was pulled up here in the Welsh National at Christmas. In good heart prior to that but this demands a career-best back over hurdles from current rating.

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6
911-1OR: 132CD
20/1

Seven-time hurdles winner, hasn't really taken to fences and pulled up at this track (2m7f, good to soft) last month. Fairly-handicapped back over timber.

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8
610-12OR: 129CD
5/4

Had previously shown promise before dotting up over C&D (good to soft) last month, making every yard to win a maiden hurdle. Should have a say once more, though this is plenty tougher.

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9
810-9OR: 126D
33/1

Five-time hurdles winner, though not since 2016. Lost his way of late over fences and no turnaround latest despite a wind operation. Opposable.

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10
910-8OR: 125D
66/1

Won four times in Ireland for Gordon Elliott (two over hurdles) and has a big chance if anywhere near old form. Ran poor race in Market Rasen seller (2m½f, soft) in December on second outing for this handler. Cheekpieces added, hard to trust.

11
610-8OR: 125D
11/1

Point-to-point winner, scored in 2m6f Newcastle novice contest in December, though since well held under a penalty at Lingfield (2m7f, soft) last month. Tongue-tie added and remains open to further progress.

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12
810-7OR: 124D
8/1

Has made the frame in three starts this term under today's claiming rider, likely will run his race once more but remains vulnerable for win purposes.

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13
810-6OR: 123
20/1

Entitled to have needed the run at Wincanton last month on the back of 18-month absence. Has a clear chance from this mark if able to recapture form shown prior to that layoff and is lightly raced for his age.

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Non-Runners

1
Boyhood1
811-12OR: 143
T: T R GeorgeJ: Mr N George
7
Lord Of The Island1
1111-0OR: 131
T: F O'BrienJ: Mr S A Morgan

Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
Carnspindle610-014/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Thomas Greatrex

Betting

Forecast

Samburu Shujaa (5/4), Kapcorse (5/1), Boyhood (11/2), Wicked Willy (8/1), El Bandit (17/2), Tommy Rapper (10/1), Diger Daudaie (11/1), Tobefair (20/1), Looksnowtlikebrian (20/1), Sandymount (20/1), Lord Of The Island (25/1), Arctic Gold (33/1), Jetstream Jack (66/1)

Verdict

C&D maiden winner Samburu Shujaa hosed up for an easy win last month but was given a very handy lead out in front, something that is unlikely to be afforded now. It would be preferable therefore to see him doing it a second time. Kapcorse has won over fences and hurdles recently and should have few problems seeing out this longer trip, he could well have Paul Nicholls enjoying another Saturday winner but a chance is taken on SANDYMOUNT. Tom George's string are firing right now (4-10) and he should be much-improved for his return at Wincanton. He's gone close from higher marks in the past and remains low-mileage ensuring he piques interest from the foot of the weights.
  1. Sandymount
  2. Kapcorse
  3. Samburu Shujaa

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