Day two of an excellent two-day meeting at Chepstow promises to be packed with interesting riders from Paul Nicholls as well as a two-time freshman winner at the Peter Bowen yard.
4.20 Chepstow – Jeremy Pass takes on the reserve tank
by Paul Nichols Col Jeremy struggled at the end of last season and was given wind surgery by the champion trainer before a seasonal reappearance in a fair handicap pursuit at 4:20 p.m..
The seven-year-old leads the weights and will face two-time freshman winner Reserve Tank, who moved from Joe Tizzard yard to Peter Bowen, with Sean Bowen taking over.
Wayfinder won two races at this site in April and is going for a hat-trick for Rebecca Curtis, while Philip Hobbs runs Truckin Away in Native River colours.
3.45 Chepstow – Sonigino tries to win four hurdles
In the previous run, Sonigino could be interesting in pursuit of a fourth hurdle win for Paul Nicholls’ side (3:45).
The five-year-old won at Chepstow’s jump season opener earlier this month, but it looks like a tougher task, with Dan Skelton leading the thrilling handicapper Playful Saint, who won in his stable beginnings in March.
Others include Mack The Man returning from a disappointing run at Carlisle in February for Evan Williams, while Zambezi Fix is trying to challenge for the maximum weight for Bernard Llewellyn.
2.00 Chepstow – excellent novice obstacle course
The notebooks will be ready in the 2:00 p.m. as several rookie bumper and hurdle racers line up, none more than the three-time bumper winner Timeforatune.
A Listed winner last year, he will need to be at his best to get the better of Hullnback, who finished second in the Grade Two bumper at Aintree last year to Fergal O’Brien.
Pikar is the one with the hurdle experience and returns for Dan Skelton, having finished behind Knappers Hill and Jonbon last season.
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