CHEPSTOW – APRIL 9
This is a new meeting whereby there is no Placepot history
Tuesday's Placepot permutation at Chepstow:
Leg 1 (2.15): 2 (Shipping Forecast) & 3 (Tawfik)
Leg 2 (2.45): 4 (Notalot), 2 (Devilish Guest) & 5 (Luduamf)
Leg 3 (3.15): 4 (Prim And Proper), 2 (Diamonds A Dancing) & 1 (Castle Talbot)
Leg 4 (3.45): 6 (Andar), 4 (Operative) & 9 (Gilmer)
Leg 5 (4.15): 4 (Pastoral Star) & 3 (Perfect Quest)
Leg 6 (4.45): 8 (Attest) & 9 (Bailarico)
Suggested stake: 216 bets to 10p stakes
Overview for Chepstow - please scroll down to the bottom of the page
2.15: Brian Meehan appears to found the right opportunity for his Harbour Watch raider SHIPPING FORECAST to score at the second time of asking following a decent debut effort at Ascot. Fourth of ten that day at odds of 12/1, Jimmy Fortune's mount is attempting to become Brian's third juvenile winner via just six runners at the venue during the last five years. With the other experienced runners having failed to impress thus far, the way might be left clear for Harry Dunlop's Bushranger newcomer TAWFIK to be the main danger.
2.45: Michael Bell's Sir Prancealot gelding NOTALOT was beaten less than four lengths in the 'Jack Berry Nursery' at the Glorious Goodwood meeting and a repeat of that effort should be good enough to claim this much weaker contest. The form figures suggest that Michael's March foal could be regressing in his first season but that competitive contest at the Sussex track would have been too much for connections of the other runners here to consider that success was a possible scenario to envisage. The pick of the other six contenders should prove to be DEVILISH GUEST and LUDUAMF.
3.15: Chepstow has become a venue which has served quite a few represented trainers on the card well, few better than John Flint who boasts a 4/10 ratio at the track this season. PRIM AND PROPER will be included in my Placepot mix accordingly, whilst John O'Shea (DIAMONDS A DANCING) is another trainer who cannot be ignored with winners recorded here at 20/1-8/1-15/8* already this term. CASTLE TALBOT has run consistently this season and could be in the money again in a race that should not prove difficult to win.
Chepstow record of course winners in the event:
2/2--Diamonds A Dancing (good & good to firm)
1/7--Prim And Proper (good to firm)
1/1--Stanlow (good to soft)
3.45: Clive Cox is another trainer who has targeted events at certain tracks really well this season (especially at Windsor) and Chepstow is no exception (ratio stands at 4/9) and Clive has declared two runners on the card on Tuesday. ANDAR arguably has the better chance of the pair and should figure prominently, though similar comments also apply to OPERATIVE and GILMER. Respective trainers Ed De Giles and Laura Young (see stats below) are other handlers who have enjoyed plenty of success here this season, which makes Tuesday's card an interesting one, as something has to give with so many leading Chepstow trainers taking each other on.
Chepstow record of course winners in the fourth race on the card:
2/7--Midnight Rider (good & good to firm)
3/5--Gilmer (good - good to soft - soft)
4.15: With 21 winners posted since the end of May, Hughie Morrison has enjoyed a wonderful few months and there is no sign of gold medallists stopping at the time of writing. Hughie's Pastoral Pursuits filly PASTORAL STAR scored on good ground up the road at Ffos Las last time out and there is every chance that the three-year-old could follow up successfully with just nine assignments undertaken to date. PERFECT QUEST is the other Clive Cox raider on the card with Adam Kirby's mount possibly offering most resistance to the selection at the business end of the contest.
4.45: Amanda Perrett also has her team in decent nick and her raider ATTEST boasts Placepot claims at the very least, though Amanda's Cacique representative might have to give best to Charlie Appleby's Dubawi gelding BAILARICO who could score at the first time of asking to potentially give the trainer a double on the card from as many runners.
All place details offered on my pages relate to an 'exact science', whereby horses that finish third in 5/6/7 runner races (and other such scenarios) are not 'placed' regarding my statistics.
Trainers with their relevant number of runners on the Chepstow card on Tuesday:
4--Harry Dunlop (0/7) at Chepstow this season)
4--Richard Hannon (6/27 - winners at 9/2-9/2-7/2-7/2-6/4*-2/5*)
3--Rod Millman (0/10)
2--Jim Best (---)
2--Clive Cox (4/9 - winners at 7/1-5/4*-6/5*-Evens*)
2--David Evans (3/25 - winners at 14/1-7/1-3/1)
2--John O'Shea (3/26 - winners at 20/1-8/1-15/8*)
2--Nikki Evans (0/16)
2--Ed De Giles (3/9 - winners at 12/1-8/1-5/4*)
2--Peter Hiatt (1/6 - winner at 7/2*)
2--Neil King (---)
2--Laura Young (3/5 - winners at 11/1-4/1-7/2*)
+ 29 different trainers who each saddle just one runner on the card
58 declared runners
General overview - corresponding Placepot dividends from last year:
Lingfield: £228.10 - 7 favourites - 1 winner - 3 placed - 3 unplaced
Nottingham: £56.90 - 6 favourites - 2 winners - 1 placed - 3 unplaced
Thirsk: £18.20 - 8 favourites - 1 winner - 4 placed - 3 unplaced
Chepstow overview - 5 year juvenile record of represented trainers in the relevant events at 2.15 & 2.45:
0/6--Mark Johnston (Dahl)
2/5--Brian Meehan (Shipping Forecast)
1/13--Harry Dunlop (Tawfik)
1/29--Richard Hannon (Express)
0/12--Rod Millman (Holyroman Princess)
No runners-David Flood (Meadow View Girl)
0/5--Mark Usher (Bayston Hill)
4/37--Mick Channon (Devilish Guest)
No runners--Jim Boyle (Cj Parker)
1/6--Michael Bell (Notalot)
11/29--Richard Hannon (Ludumf)
0/12--Rod Millman (Dravid)
4/50--David Evans (Madam Prancealot)