19:45 Chepstow Thu 15 August 2019

  • bmssw.com Supports Wales Children's Air Ambulance Handicap (Class 4)
  • 6f 16y, Good to Soft (Soft in Places)
  • 7 Runners
  • Winner£5,208.002nd£1,550.003rd£774.004th£387.005th£300.006th£300.007th£300.008th£300.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:1m 11.78sOff time:19:46:51
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2
(2)
79-7OR: 80CD
13/2

Has been in the form of his life over the past year including three victories over course and distance including a win in July by 4L. Looks the one they have to beat coming back from a break and capable on an easy surface.

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3
(6)
89-2OR: 75D
10/1

Began the season well with a good effort at Doncaster but has a downward profile since then. Certainly capable on his old form but his current disposition doesn't lend itself to the thought he is a likely winner here.

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4
(5)
49-2OR: 75D
6/4

Still looks to be on the upgrade and ran his best race to date when winning at Doncaster at the end of July; more on his plate here and untried on a really soft surface but certainly a leading contender.

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5
(1)
79-0OR: 73D
4/1

Generally struggled this term but better earlier this month when sixth in a blanket finish at Windsor (where he tends to run well). Needs to build on that but if doing so couldn't be discounted.

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6
(3)
118-13OR: 72D
10/1

Has been very consistent on his last three outings and will relish the ground being softer; probably needs to do more to get competitive but certainly not one to rule out easily.

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7
(4)
58-10OR: 69D
13/2

Experienced gelding, unable to get off the mark in seven starts for new handler, though recent 6f efforts at Salisbury and Ffos Las suggest it won't be long. Any easing of the ground conditions may be a concern.

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8
(8)
48-5OR: 64
8/1

Quirky sort who is fairly useful on his day but can look less than generous in a finish with just one win from 24 starts. Mark appeals but another tame effort at Leicester in June.

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Non-Runners

1
(7)
Just Glamorous1
69-8OR: 81
T: Grace HarrisJ: Rossa Ryan

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Atalanta's Boy (6/4), Doc Sportello (4/1), Major Valentine (13/2), Smokey Lane (13/2), The Lamplighter (8/1), Just Glamorous (8/1), Naadirr (10/1), Clear Spring (10/1)

Verdict

MAJOR VALENTINE is in the form of his life at present and connections seem to have found that the key is to give him plenty of rest between racing. He put up a career best to score over course and distance and a repeat of that effort will see him being very hard to beat. Atalanta's Boy looks to be the main danger and there was a lot to like about his win at Doncaster in July. Expected to improve, the only downside might be the expected easy going he might encounter. Clear Spring is close to retirement but he has been managed well by connections and certainly has a chance on the best of his form.
  1. Major Valentine
  2. Atalanta's Boy
  3. Clear Spring

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