17:40 Chepstow

Saturday 12 October 2019

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Chris & Lisa's Big Birthday Bash Standard Open NH Flat Race

Class 4  |   2m 11y  |   Soft (Heavy in places on the back straight)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 17:40  |   Winning time: 4m 10.13s

2
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-7  |  J: S Bowen |  T: Miss R Curtis|  D
6/1

Fame And Glory gelding, justified 6-4 favouritism on debut at Ludlow in May. Off since, returns with trainer in thriving form and should go well despite penalty.

3
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Harry Kimber |  T: C L Tizzard
22/1

Geordieland gelding. Half-brother to useful hurdler/chaser Buckhorn Timothy and fair hurdler/chaser Buckhorn Tom. Yard amongst winners here on Friday and market confidence should be noted.

5
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: R Johnson |  T: P J Hobbs
10/1

A £35,000 three-year-old, brother to fairly useful hurdler/chaser Centasia. Has to command close inspection representing Hobbs/Johnson team on first start.

6
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Mr David Turner |  T: J Farrelly
9/2

Half-brother to eight winners with Mr Thriller and Gaspara amongst them. Runner-up in a big-field C&D bumper in April and likely to be in the mix again on return to action.

7
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: H Cobden |  T: P F Nicholls
2/1

€52,000 three-year-old, Flemensfirth gelding. Brother to fairly useful hurdler/smart chaser Knockgraffon. Represnts champion trainer on debut, noted.

8
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: R P McLernon |  T: Jonjo O'Neill
33/1

A £78,000 four-year-old, fifth foal, half-brother to fairly useful hurdler/useful chaser Huntsman Son. Second in sole Irish point-to-point and since joined top UK yard.

10
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: David Noonan |  T: D Pipe
8/1

A €65,000 three-year-old, half-brother to useful bumper winner King Roland. Fell in second on sole Irish point-to-point in March and looks a useful recruit to the Pond House team.

11
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: J J Burke |  T: T R George
14/1

Oscar gelding out of a Presenting mare, went close on second start in Irish point-to-points in February and has since joined this team. Market informative with trainer 4-24 in bumpers last 12 months.

12
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. |  T: C L Tizzard
9/1

A €50,000 three-year-old, dam, bumper winner, half-sister to temperamental but very smart hurdler/smart chaser Fair Along. Tizzard team amongst winners here yesterday and runs two in this with betting informative.

14
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Mr Thomas M O'Brien |  T: Tom Lacey
14/1

Motivator gelding, brother to two winners, and half-brother to seven more, sports a hood on debut. Trainer in form and boasts 47% strike-rate in bumpers (8-17) previous 12 months. Noted newcomer.

15
Age: 4|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: Nick Scholfield |  T: Jonjo O'Neill
40/1

Twice placed from three runs in Irish point-to-points before joining this yard, trainer runs two here and market an essential guide to their hopes.

16
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-0  |  J: J M Davies |  T: Miss J S Davis
16/1

Malinas gelding, related to multiple winners and finished second on debut at Uttoxeter in March in five-runner affair as a 25-1 chance. Form has taken some knocks since. More called for.

Non-Runners

4
Butte Montana
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 4
T: F O'Brien  J: P J Brennan
9
Litigate
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 4
T: P R Webber  J: G Sheehan
1
A Book Of Intrigue122
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 6
T: J G M O'Shea  J: Ms B Hampson
13
Robsam208
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 4
T: M Keighley  J: Patrick Cowley
Betting

Forecast

Glenlivet (2/1), Gastara (9/2), Cubao (6/1), Make Me A Believer (8/1), Oscars Moonshine (9/1), Everglow (10/1), A Book Of Intrigue (12/1), Oscar Robertson (14/1), Saint Arvans (14/1), The Big Yin (16/1), Butte Montana (16/1), Litigate (20/1), Buckhorn George (22/1), Kilbrook (33/1), Robsam (33/1), Skylanna Breeze (40/1)

Verdict
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has won the previous two renewals of this and boasts a formidable record in bumpers at the track. His €52,000 purchase Glenlivet therefore is afforded maximum respect on debut. A Book Of Intrigue has two wins already but will want to be well-improved to concede the weight now, while Cubao is also penalised for a winning debut at Ludlow in May. Any money behind the newcomers needs noting, with Tom Lacey's bumper record ensuring Saint Arvans is on the radar but previous C&D runner-up GASTARA is nicely-related and, if improving from that April effort, should have valid claims again.
  1. Gastara
  2. Glenlivet
  3. Saint Arvans

Previous Winners

2018
Mcfabulous
Weight: 11-0  |Age: 4
Weight: 11-0  |  
Age: 4  |  
J: H Cobden
  |  
T: P F Nicholls
13/2
Prize Money
1st:
£3,574.00
2nd:
£1,049.00
3rd:
£525.00
4th:
£262.00

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