19:50 Chepstow

Friday 22 April 2022

All16:4517:2017:5018:2018:5019:2019:50

    Braceys Maiden Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 11y  |   Good (Good to Firm in places)  |   11 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 19:51  |   Winning time: 4m 5.4s
1st
Horse silk
8
3/1
T: J G M O'SheaJ: K Brogan (3)
Held up off the pace towards rear, steady headway out wide tracking leaders after 4 out, went 2nd 2 out, soon ridden and hung left, led run-in, soon clear op 10/3 tchd 7/2
2nd
Horse silk
5 ½
9
1011-6
16/5
T: D FaulknerJ: D A Jacob
Soon prominent in chasing group, went 2nd after 4 out, led next, mistake last, headed and readily outpaced run-in op 2/1
3rd
Horse silk
6
4
22/1
T: D PipeJ: Fergus Gillard (3)
Held up and behind, headway before the last, stayed on strongly run-in, went 3rd towards finish, never threatened op 12/1 tchd 25/1
4th
Horse silk
¾
11
50/1
T: M KeighleyJ: Lorcan Williams
Held up off the pace in rear, steady headway tracking leaders after 4 out, went 3rd between last two, mistake last, weakened into 4th towards finish op 25/1 tchd 22/1
5th
Horse silk
3
1
150/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Prominent in chasing group, pushed along before 3 out, ridden and weakened between last two op 100/1
6th
Horse silk
22
6
33/1
T: Mrs N S EvansJ: J M Davies
Prominent in chasing group, went 2nd at 5th, led after 4 out, leaded next, weakened before 2 out op 28/1 tchd 22/1 and 40/1
7th
Horse silk
12
13
7/1
T: A KingJ: Thomas Bellamy
Held up off the pace towards rear, headway tracking leaders after 4 out, pushed along in 6th before next, soon weakened op 10/1
8th
Horse silk
34
7
13/2
T: G HarrisJ: Conor Ring (3)
Prominent in chasing group, pushed along after 4 out, weakened soon after, tailed off op 6/1
9th
Horse silk
11
14
410-12
200/1
T: J TickleJ: Sean Houlihan
Off the pace towards rear, tailed off op 100/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
3
16/1
T: R HannonJ: T Scudamore
Held up towards rear, headway chasing leaders after 4 out, weakened quickly and pulled up before next op 14/1
PU
Horse silk
5
5/2f
T: T LaceyJ: Richard Patrick
Raced freely, led and wandered into 1st, ran wide paddock bend, soon clear, reduced lead at 4th, headed and weakened rapidly after 4 out, tailed off and pulled up beforer next op 4/1 tchd 9/2

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Non-Runners

10
Horse silk
Bear A Hand
Weight: 10-13|  Age: 5
T: R J Price  J: G Sheehan
NR
12
Horse silk
Iskar D'airy14
Weight: 10-12|  Age: 4
T: G L Moore  J: J E Moore
NR
2
Horse silk
Benandgone20
Weight: 11-6|  Age: 5
T: B Barr  J: Thomas Doggrell
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£4.00Pl:£1.40, £1.50, £4.90EX:£16.20Trifecta:£213.30SF:£13.33Swingers:£2.80, £10.50, £12.40

Forecasts

Eye To The Sky (5/2), Outback Frontiers (3/1), Welsby (16/5), Iskar D'airy (10/3), Benandgone (6/1), Lord Bill (13/2), This Ones For Fred (7/1), Big Wing (16/1), Dances On The Sand (22/1), Howdy Partner (33/1), Windy Cove (50/1), Bear A Hand (50/1), Bells Of Rutland (150/1), Vendange (200/1)

Verdict

EYE TO THE SKY shaped with promise on his debut in a Fontwell bumper, going like the best horse, and can build on that to make a successful start over hurdles for his new yard. Welsby's 3 runs over hurdles have all been at this course and he finished a good second on his penultimate outing, with French bumper winner Iskar d'Airy completing the shortlist on his hurdles bow.

  1. EYE TO THE SKY
  2. WELSBY (IRE)
  3. ISKAR D'AIRY (FR)

Prize Money

1st: £3,050.002nd: £1,405.003rd: £702.004th: £352.00

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