15:40 Chepstow

Saturday 24 February 2018

All13:5514:3015:0515:4016:1516:5017:20

    Pertemps Opportunities Around The Corner Handicap Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 7f 131y  |   Soft  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:42  |   Winning time: 6m 13.0s
1st
Horse silk
11
8/1
T: W GreatrexJ: Thomas Greatrex (7)
In touch in mdi0division, headway 6th, edged left and bumped rival before 3 out, not much room 2 out and switched left, led before not fluent last, driven out flat op 18/1
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¼
3
5/1
T: K C BaileyJ: David Bass
Led, not fluent 6th or 7th, headed before last, held by winner flat, kept on op 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ¼
8
8/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Mid-division, headway before 3rd, went 2nd 5th, bumped before 3 out, mistake 2 out, 3rd and beaten flat tchd 9/1
4th
Horse silk
16
9
16/1
T: A KingJ: Mitchell Bastyan (5)
Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, mistake 7th, outpaced before 3 out, went 4th and plugged on after 2 out, no impression op 33/1
5th
Horse silk
8
6
910-8
16/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Held up towards rear, headway 7th, lost place before 3 out, soon weakened op 33/1
6th
Horse silk
1 ¾
4
16/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: H F Nugent (7)
Prominent until 2nd, chased leaders, 4th and outpaced 3 out, weakened before next
7th
Horse silk
4
5
8/1f
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Lucy Gardner (3)
Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd or 7th, soon weakened op 3/1
8th
Horse silk
2 ½
2
4/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Bryony Frost (3)
Prominent until after 1st, chased leaders, lost place after 7th, well behind 3 out op 5/1 tchd 6/1
9th
Horse silk
5
10
7/1
T: O SherwoodJ: Conor Shoemark
Prominent, hit 5th, mistake next, lost place and hit 3 out, soon weakened op 5/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
911-12
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Stan Sheppard (3)
Held up, last before 5th, soon behind, pulled up before 7th op 20/1
PU
Horse silk
7
8/1
T: Nick MitchellJ: Nick Scholfield
Chased leaders, mistake 1st, lost place before 3rd, behind 6th, pulled up before 2 out op 11/2 tchd 6/1

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£16.60Pl:£4.20, £2.90, £2.20EX:£181.40Trifecta:£610.20Tricast:£1,440.99SF:£160.19Swingers:£39.10, £22.80, £11.00

Forecasts

Connetable (4/1), Sainte Ladylime (5/1), Book of Gold (7/1), Carnspindle (8/1), Poker Play (8/1), Coeur Blimey (8/1), This Is It (8/1), Ptit Zig (8/1), Salmanazar (16/1), Padge (16/1), Eminent Poet (16/1)

Verdict

Having run well in what appeared to be very testing ground in the Betfair Hurdle last time COEUR BLIMEY is presented with an easier opportunity off the same mark here. Provided that race hasn't taken too much out of the gelding he should be able to take advantage of what appears a much less competitive ground, not to mention what should be more favourable conditions. He narrowly gets the vote ahead of recent Grade 2 runner-up Sainte Ladylime and Paul Nicholls' Connetable.
  1. Coeur Blimey
  2. Sainte Ladylime
  3. Connetable

Previous Winners

2017
Gayebury
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 7
4/1

Prize Money

1st: £11,710.002nd: £3,460.003rd: £1,730.004th: £866.005th: £433.00

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