18:00 Chepstow

Tuesday 30 June 2020

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Champion Hats Maiden Stakes

Class 5  |   6f 16y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   13 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 18:01  |   Winning time: 1m 12.56s

1
(9)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Thomas Greatrex |  T: David Loughnane
11/8

Performed well when finishing runner-up in a 6f maiden at Wolverhampton on debut just over a week ago. Likely to have improved for the experience and holds strong claims of going one better.

2
(4)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Nicola Currie |  T: J A Osborne
125/1

Well held last of seven in a maiden over this trip at Wolverhampton when making his debut recently. Probably best watched on this occasion.

3
(5)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Charles Bishop |  T: Eve Johnson Houghton
5/1

Slowly away and experienced tack issues when finishing tailed off over 6f at Windsor (good) on debut earlier this month. Interesting to see how he fares in this contest.

4
(1)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: S W Kelly |  T: S Kirk
40/1

Unraced Iffraaj colt and a half-brother to winners Oydis, Opera Baron and Zamadance. Bred to appreciate further in time and is probably best watched on racecourse debut.

5
(11)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Charlie Bennett |  T: B R Millman
100/1

Drop in distance looked likely to suit when finishing 15½L last of seven in a 7f novice contest on debut at Newbury (good) earlier this month. Worth a check in the market in this event.

6
(12)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: Tom Marquand |  T: Tom Ward
4/1

Improved on debut effort when beaten 3L into fourth in a good ground novice race over this trip at Windsor two weeks ago. Interesting runner on this occasion.

7
(10)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: K Shoemark |  T: Archie Watson
8/1

Failed to figure when finishing last of eight in a 6f novice race at Haydock (good-to-soft) earlier this month. Hails from a top yard and likely capable of much better than he showed that day.

8
(13)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: S B Kirrane |  T: W G M Turner
200/1

Slowly away when beaten 17L in a 5f maiden on the AW at Lingfield when making his debut just over three weeks ago. Others hold more obvious claims.

9
(8)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: S M Levey |  T: R Hannon
12/1

Unraced Acclamation colt bought for £72,000 at the sales as a yearling. Half-brother to the useful Dark Emerald and he is a notable runner for a leading yard on racecourse debut.

10
(6)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: R Kingscote |  T: Tom Dascombe
14/1

Unraced Awtaad colt cost connections £62,000 at the sales last year. Half-brother to a number of winners on the Flat and is of interest on debut for a stable who can boast a 31% strike-rate (4/13) with their juveniles on turf this campaign.

11
(7)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-5  |  J: David Probert |  T: A M Balding
10/1

Weakened into sixth having tracked the pace in a 6f novice event at Newbury (good) when making his debut earlier this month. Interesting to see how he fares in this event.

12
(3)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: Gavin Ashton |  T: James Grassick
300/1

Struggled when beaten 32L in finishing last of six in a 5f novice contest at Wolverhampton on debut last time out. Others make more appeal.

13
(2)
Age: 2|  Weight: 9-0  |  J: J F Egan |  T: J S Moore
66/1

Unraced daughter of Golden Horn and a half-sister to multiple winner Cornwallvile among others. Bred to appreciate further in time and is probably best watched on debut.

Betting

Forecast

Bodak Yellow (11/8), Merry Secret (4/1), Et Tu Brute (5/1), Proclaimed (8/1), Spanish Colt (10/1), Rogue Nation (12/1), Solent Gateway (14/1), Free Dancer (40/1), Moringa (66/1), Leto The First (100/1), Charlie's Jamboree (125/1), Right Proud (200/1), Living On A Dream (300/1)

Verdict
SOLENT GATEWAY represents a stable who have made a great start with their youngsters this season and he is taken to make a winning debut in this large field juvenile contest. The selection can get the better of Bodak Yellow who showed a good level of ability when placed on debut recently while third place can go to Rogue Nation who was an expensive purchase as a yearling and is making his racecourse debut.
  1. Solent Gateway
  2. Bodak Yellow
  3. Rogue Nation
Prize Money
1st:
£3,493.00
2nd:
£1,040.00
3rd:
£519.00
4th:
£260.00

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