14:20 Chepstow

Tuesday 31 October 2017

All13:1513:4514:2014:5015:2515:5516:30

    Polar Bear Windows Handicap Hurdle

  • 3YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 11y  |   Good to Soft (Good in places)  |   18 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:21  |   Winning time: 4m 11.6s
1st
Horse silk
11
610-12
13/2
T: N P MulhollandJ: T Scudamore
Chased leaders on inside, ridden to lead between last 2, kept on well to go clear run-in op 9/1 tchd 10/1
2nd
Horse silk
4
5
4/1f
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen
Led until after 1st, chased leader, led approaching 2 out, ridden and headed between last 2, chased winner, one pace and held run-in op 9/2
3rd
Horse silk
½
6
16/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on inside approaching 3 out, chased leaders went 3rd and hit last, kept on run-in op 12/1
4th
Horse silk
4 ½
9
20/1
T: S D DixonJ: Mr G Treacy (7)
Led after 1st, made most after until ridden and headed before 2 out, chased leaders, modest 4th run-in op 28/1 tchd 33/1
5th
Horse silk
7
17
14/1
T: T R GrettonJ: T Dowling (7)
Chased leaders, badly hampered 2nd, ridden and every chance 2 out, ridden before the last, weakened run-in op 16/1
6th
Horse silk
2
7
411-5
14/1
T: G HarrisJ: L Heard
Mi-division on inside, headway chasing leaders before 4 out, weakened before 2 out tchd 12/1
7th
Horse silk
1 ¼
13
25/1
T: Oliver Greenall & Josh GuerrieroJ: Ian Popham
Chasing leaders when badly hampered 2nd, every chance 4 out, weakened 2 out
8th
Horse silk
3 ¼
12
33/1
T: M R BosleyJ: James Best
Always towards rear
9th
Horse silk
½
2
811-12
16/1
T: P WinksJ: Ryan Winks (5)
Chased leaders, badly hampered 2nd, weakened after 5 out
10th
Horse silk
3 ½
1
20/1
T: R G HawkerJ: Mr Robert Hawker (7)
Chased leaders, badly hampered 2nd, weakened approaching 4 out
11th
Horse silk
nk
14
25/1
T: J G M O'SheaJ: David Noonan
Never better than mid-division, tailed off
12th
Horse silk
3 ½
8
9/2
T: S DrinkwaterJ: R T Dunne
Mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3rd, weakened before 4 out op 5/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
8/1
T: A W CarrollJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Always towards rear, never on terms, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out op 6/1 tchd 9/1
F
Horse silk
4
511-8
12/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: R Johnson
Chased leaders, pushed along and no impression when fell 3 out op 10/1
PU
Horse silk
10
66/1
T: Miss G HaywoodJ: Alice Mills (3)
Chased leaders, badly hampered 2nd, weakened before 4th where mistake, soon pulled up op 50/1
PU
Horse silk
15
50/1
T: H JamesJ: Charlie Hammond (7)
Well behind, tailed off and pulled up before 4 out
F
Horse silk
16
610-1
20/1
T: K BishopJ: L Treadwell
Chasing leaders on outside when badly hampered 2nd, mistake 4 out, weakening when fell 3 out op 25/1
F
Horse silk
18
9/1
T: G HarrisJ: James Banks
Chasing leaders when fell 2nd op 14/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£6.40Pl:£1.80, £1.60, £5.90, £5.10EX:£38.10Trifecta:£1,037.80Tricast:£430.09SF:£32.51Swingers:£8.40, £67.00, £67.00

Forecasts

Princess Roania (4/1), Rif Raftou (9/2), Dalaman (13/2), Black Buble (8/1), Orthodox Lad (9/1), Winido (12/1), Yourholidayisover (14/1), Boutan (14/1), Matts Legacy (16/1), Hartside (16/1), Shadow Blue (20/1), Parlour Maid (20/1), Ujagar (20/1), Come On Louis (25/1), Peak Storm (25/1), Norse Castle (33/1), Spillers Dream (50/1), Chica Rapida (66/1)

Verdict

Quantity rather than quality here, and with the likes of Shadow Blue and Parlour Maid likely to make this a decent test, it could finally be the opportunity that RIF RAFTOU has been waiting for. She's come up against the likes of the improving Shanksforamillion this summer and there's nothing of that calibre here. She can come through late to win. Boutan is likely to be ignored in the market as her form isn't much to write home about, but Grace Harris has had a couple of first time up winners from other yards and isn't to be underestimated. Parlour Maid is improving and can take third. Black Buble will be interesting if the market speaks in his favour too.
  1. Rif Raftou
  2. Boutan
  3. Parlour Maid

Prize Money

1st: £3,249.002nd: £954.003rd: £477.004th: £238.00

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