13:40 Chepstow

Sunday 15 October 2017

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Champion Hats Juvenile Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 11y  |   Good (Good to Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 13:40  |   Winning time: 4m 4.2s

1st
1
311-5
4/6f
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Not always fluent, made all, clear when hit 4 out, hit 3 out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged op 4/5
2nd
8
2
311-5
9/4
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased winner until after 1st, 2nd again 3rd, pushed along and no impression before 2 out, never any chance with winner op 7/4
3rd
13
7
5/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in 4th place, pushed along in 3rd before 4 out where not fluent, no chance with leading duo op 13/2
4th
12
4
150/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: N D Fehily
Last pair, plugged on into modest 4th between last 2, never involved
5th
4 ½
6
310-12
150/1
T: W G M TurnerJ: J M Davies
Mistake 1st, held up in 5th, pushed along in 4th before 4 out, no impression when mistake 3 out, weakened into 5th between last 2 op 200/1
6th
36
3
200/1
T: J L FlintJ: R Flint
Jumped slowly 4th, always behind
7th
6
8
310-12
66/1
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Lucy Gardner (3)
Took keen hold, 2nd after 1st until 3rd, chased leading pair until weakened quickly before 4 out, tailed off

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Non-Runners

5
Kozier9
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 3
T: A King  J: Wayne Hutchinson
Betting

Forecast

Gumball (4/6), Malaya (9/4), Speedo Boy (5/1), Kozier (10/1), Zillion (66/1), Harbour Force (150/1), Marettimo (150/1), Crindle Carr (200/1)

Verdict
There was an awful lot to like about the manner in which Gumball went about the task of blitzing his field on his British debut at the start of this month. Likely to be plenty more to come on that evidence, the gelding is certainly going the right way and can be expected to be involved in the thick the action. However, Paul Nicholls has traditionally targeted this race over the last decade and looks to have another highly interesting contender on his hands in the shape of MALAYA, who won a Listed race at Auteil when last seen out and will be very hard to master if taking a further step forward. Kozier won over 2m here on the Flat and could feasibly need a sterner test over hurdles, so it's very possible that Speedo Boy, a decent performer on the level, could be the best of the rest this time.
  1. Malaya
  2. Gumball
  3. Speedo Boy

Previous Winners

2016
Dolos
Weight: 10-12  |Age: 3
Weight: 10-12  |  
Age: 3  |  
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
  |  
T: P F Nicholls
4/5
Prize Money
1st:
£5,198.00
2nd:
£1,526.00
3rd:
£763.00
4th:
£382.00

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