15:25 Chepstow Wed 20 March 2019

  • ECIC Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)
  • 2m 11y, Good to Soft
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£4,094.002nd£1,202.003rd£601.004th£301.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:4m 1.2sOff time:15:25:29
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511-7OR: 125D
7/4

Easy winner of Uttoxeter handicap in December, for which he was raised 14lb, beat next time out but arguably better than ever in handicap company at Newbury recently and considered in novice company once more.

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2
611-7OR: 128BFD
4/5

Good winner at Taunton two starts back, can be forgiven a poor run at Fakenham next time and comes here off a sound runner-up finish at Ffos Las and will go close if jumping a bit better.

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3
611-0OR:
33/1

Improved for his debut when running well in a Warwick bumper in December. Not as good on hurdles introduction at Carlisle (2m1f, soft) last month when fading late in the day. Early days however.

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4
511-0OR: 132
5/1

Fairly useful winner over fences in France, though final run there was a poor one in January. Worth a market check over hurdles on first start for Tim Vaughan.

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5
711-0OR:
33/1

Well beaten over C&D in January on rules bow in maiden company and didn't threaten to build on that when 150-1 in similar fare at Exeter since (2m1f, good to soft). Plenty more required.

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6
611-0OR:
100/1

A first-time tongue tie is added here but three runs to date don't leave a feeling that a breakthrough win is imminent.

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7
611-0OR:
100/1

Moderate form in two bumpers so far, goes jumping for the first time and looks to have enough on his plate.

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8
611-0OR:
66/1

Modest stayer on the Flat (0-9) and may need some time to adapt to new discipline, with market likely to be a sound guide.

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9
511-0OR:
8/1

Had no chance with easy winner at Taunton (2m1f, good) in January on second start over timber, but was only collared for second on the line and there could be more to come.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
The Last Day611-72/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge

Betting

Forecast

Khage (4/5), Antunes (7/4), Electron Bleu (5/1), Sign Of War (8/1), Harry Haze (33/1), Allonok (33/1), Nordenfelt (66/1), Nighthawker (100/1), Long River Dancer (100/1)

Verdict

Both Antunes and Khage are previous winners and need respecting. The former essentially improved last time at Newbury and should go close returned to novice company, while the latter needs to brush up on his hurdling technique. The French import Electron Bleu could have a say on first start for Tim Vaughan but the nod goes to SIGN OF WAR. He ran a pleasing race at Taunton on second hurdles start (third) despite the winner leaving his rivals a long way behind. There should be a bit more to come and his trainer/jockey combined to take this race 12 months ago.
  1. Sign Of War
  2. Antunes
  3. Khage

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