14:45 Chepstow

Saturday 12 October 2019

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Gent Transport And Warehousing 45th Anniversary Handicap Hurdle

Class 2  |   2m 11y  |   Soft (Heavy in places on the back straight)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:47  |   Winning time: 4m 1.7s

1st
12
7/1
T: Ian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Held up in last pair, smooth headway approaching 2 out chased leaders led approaching last, quickened clear run-in op 4/1
2nd
4 ½
10
4/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Tracked leaders on inside, hit 3 out, led before next, ridden and headed approaching last, not pace of winner run-in op 5/1 tchd 13/2
3rd
1 ½
3
15/8f
T: C L TizzardJ: Jonjo O'Neill Jr. (3)
Raced keenly in 5th, headway on outside approaching 3 out, 2nd after next, ridden to challenge before last, hung left in 3rd and held when mistake last op 5/2
4th
4
4
4/1
T: P J HobbsJ: R Johnson
Held up towards rear, headway on inside approaching 3 out, every chance next, weakened before last op 7/2
5th
hd
1
20/1
T: Henry OliverJ: J McGrath
Held up in rear, struggling before 3 out, kept on run-in, never near to challenge op 16/1
6th
5
6
33/1
T: V R A DartnallJ: C Gethings
Raced wide, led, went clear 4 out until before next, headed before 2 out, weakened between last 2 op 25/1
7th
6
5
9/1
T: S DrinkwaterJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Chased leader, awkward 2nd, lost 2nd before 3 out, weakened quickly op 11/1 tchd 8/1 and tchd 12/1
8th
2
13
20/1
T: Henry OliverJ: J M Davies
Tracked leaders and keen, hit 4 out, weakened 2 out tchd 16/1
9th
24
9
14/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Raced keenly, held up in 6th, weakened well before 3 out, tailed off tchd 12/1

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Non-Runners

2
Peter The Mayo Man390
Weight: 11-7|  Age: 9
T: D Skelton  J: Non Runner
7
Teqany35
Weight: 11-1|  Age: 5
T: F O'Brien  J: P J Brennan
8
Diamond Guy522
Weight: 11-0|  Age: 6
T: P F Nicholls  J: H Cobden
11
Northofthewall232
Weight: 10-5|  Age: 5
T: D Skelton  J: Non Runner
Betting

Forecast

Highest Sun (15/8), Quoi De Neuf (4/1), Crooks Peak (4/1), Teqany (11/2), Diamond Guy (6/1), Speed Company (7/1), Howling Milan (9/1), Gortroe Joe (14/1), Peter The Mayo Man (14/1), Northofthewall (16/1), Louis' Vac Pouch (20/1), Generous Day (20/1), River Bray (33/1)

Verdict
Colin Tizzard's HIGHEST SUN looks to have sound claims from a reduced mark here with Jonjo O'Neill further easing his burden. He ran into some good horses last season and has winning C&D form in his locker already, which should count for plenty. There are lots of dangers, with Crooks Peak likely to fair better under positive tactics and the likes of Quoi De Neuf and Gortroe Joe capable of better things. The long-absent Diamond Guy needs monitoring on his comeback.
  1. Highest Sun
  2. Crooks Peak
  3. Quoi De Neuf

Previous Winners

2018
Ballymoy
Weight: 11-12  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-12  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: D A Jacob
  |  
T: N A Twiston-Davies
6/4
Prize Money
1st:
£12,346.00
2nd:
£3,625.00
3rd:
£1,813.00
4th:
£906.00

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