What's happening at Chepstow

Race Meeting Report - Wednesday 6th September

Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Luca Cumani rarely sends horses to Chepstow so the appearance Rigoletto in the one mile handicap, under Jamie Spencer, caught the eye to say the least. The 5-4 favourite didn't let his supporters down and won easily by four lengths from Redgrave. The winner hold an entry in the Betfred Cambridgeshire and although available at 33-1, some firms were suitably impressed to trim him to 16-1.

The opening 5f novice stakes saw trainer Clive Cox continue his good record at Chepstow with a victory for Awesome. The two-year-old, who was returning after a break, scored by half a length under Adam Kirby. Shaya was second and Kaaba Stone third.

Timmy Murphy has ridden plenty of winners at Chepstow both on the flat and over jumps. He probably hasn't ridden many 33-1 shots to victory but he did today. The Sophie Leach trained Wahaab took the seven furlong handicap by three quarters of a length from Champagne Bob. The winner had run well at the track on his previous outing so it was a surprise to many that he went off at such big odds.

The seven furlong maiden saw the odds-on favourite Majboor turned over. Katheefa, from the Charlie Hills yard, took the prize from Cherished in second.

David's Beauty, trained by Brian Baugh, has a very consistent profile so he deserved to get his head in front in the five furlong sprint handicap. He scored by a head under Luke Morris from the unlucky Zipedeedodah who lost out in the final stride.

Sparte Quercus bolted up by four and a half lengths in the handicap over one mile two furlongs.

The Ed Dunlop trained four year old came cruising through under Frannie Norton and easily saw off his rivals headed by Angelical. He is on the upgrade.

The closing apprentice handicap over one mile and four furlongs was won under a very good ride from Joshua Bryan who kicked his mount clear with three furlongs to go and scored by just over three lengths for trainer Andrew Balding. Mirimar was second and Starshell third.

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