13:00 Chepstow Wed 6 November 2019

  • Racing Welfare Supporting Racing's Workforce Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
  • 2m 11y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • 9 Runners
  • Winner£2,794.002nd£820.003rd£410.004th£350.005th£350.006th£350.007th£350.008th£350.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Weighed In

Winning time:4m 7.4sOff time:13:00:18
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1
711-12OR: 98C
16/1

Twice a course winner over further rounding off last season with a chasing win (2m4f, first-time blinkers) matching her hurdles form after a below-par debut in that sphere. Back over hurdles off 3lb higher for her seasonal pipe opener.

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2
811-7OR: 93DWS
40/1

Dual hurdles winner who was well below form on her reappearance this season (has had a wind op since). Best form has come on ground better than this and this front-runner could struggle in the conditions; stable rather quiet at the moment.

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3
1011-7OR: 93
4/1

Usual cheekpieces left off when attempting to make all after 14 months off (had wind surgery) at Uttoxeter last time (shaped as well as ever). Up 3lb for that run it leaves him 4lb above his last winning mark; struggled for consistency in the past.

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4
511-6OR: 92
3/1

Modest over hurdles (still a maiden), attracted support last time at Uttoxeter when halting his form slide off a plummeting mark (looked in a better mood). Yard still rather quiet, work to do with Clearly Capable on his last run; hard to be positive.

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5
711-0OR: 86
12/1

Showed his first real form when improving to win on his third handicap start (noticeably shorter in the market than his two previous efforts) when scoring at Exeter in January (2m, soft). Would have needed the run last time on comeback; small chance.

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6
710-12OR: 84
7/1

Form overall is rather modest; out of sorts during last season and struggling to regain even a modicum of form. Well held last time over a longer trip (2m6f) at Hereford, may well have needed the run/found the distance too testing.

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7
710-9OR: 74CD
3/1

Having shown that she can be less than straightforward previously none of those quirks appeared to be on display when she scored over C&D last time (made most). 4lb well-in under a 7lb penalty; remains to be seen if she is in the same form this time.

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9
710-6OR: 78CD
7/1

Returned in a race she won the previous year over C&D to finish a creditable fifth to Minnie Escape off a 1lb lower mark. Would need to come on from that run to reverse the form but one of the sounder types in this.

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10
710-3OR: 75
20/1

Appeared the sort that would improve once he was qualified for handicaps but has failed to impress on either start in that sphere (in headgear both times; now removed). Showed little when he was last seen; one to treat with caution.

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Non-Runners

8
Boutan8
610-8OR: 80
T: Grace HarrisJ: Mr B R Jones
11
Mo Tottie2
510-0OR: 69
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen

Last Year's Winner

Last year's winner is unavailable

Betting

Forecast

Sign Of War (3/1), Minnie Escape (3/1), Clearly Capable (4/1), Shadow's Girl (7/1), All Good Things (7/1), Boutan (7/1), Ifandabut (12/1), Mo Tottie (12/1), Drewmain Legend (16/1), Bigchextocash (20/1), Definite Winner (40/1)

Verdict

There is always a doubt that the previously quirky MINNIE ESCAPE will fail to build on her impressive win here last time where she left a fair few of her rivals trailing in her wake under a good positive ride but she’s well-in at the weights and is hard to ignore. Drewmain Legend despite giving weight away all round has a reasonable chance having twice won around here with Clearly Capable another to throw into the mix after his good second at Uttoxeter. If there was any market interest in Ifandbut he would be an outsider to note. Shadow’s Girl and Boutan are two others that would more than likely just have a place chance at most.
  1. Minnie Escape
  2. Drewmain Legend
  3. Clearly Capable

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