Through The Card: Chepstow, Monday March 28

There is racing from Chepstow on Monday
There is racing from Chepstow on Monday

Timeform take you through the card at Chepstow on Monday.

"A surprise winner at Taunton in December, he has finished first or second in all of his completed starts since and remains open to more improvement over fences..."

13:45 - Song Saa defied inexperience to make a successful debut over hurdles at Huntingdon earlier this month and would have preferred a stiffer test of stamina on that occasion. A fair performer in bumpers, she did well to win that day in the circumstances and is expected to follow up under a penalty here with the Tom George yard in such fine form at present (four winners from his last ten runners).

14:20 - Bears Rails was second behind Henri Parry Morgan over this C&D on his penultimate start and the winner has since defied a 13 lb hike in the weights to win again at Uttoxeter. Bears Rails was unlucky to bump into such a progressive rival on that occasion and, after making amends with a game victory at Exeter last time, is fancied to take all the beating against some out of form rivals here. Golden Milan was in the process of running a good race when unseating his rider at this venue recently and can prove the main danger if reproducing that effort.

14:55 - Maxanisi was a winner over this C&D on his first start over hurdles in November, but proved disappointing when attempting to double his tally at the same venue last time. The longer trip may have proved his undoing on that occasion and, having not been sighted on a racecourse for over two months, connections have given him every opportunity to get over that below par run. Maxanisi looks to hold sound claims on his return to action and is taken to get the better of Vinciaettis over this more favourable trip. The latter jumped poorly on his hurdling debut and will have to improve in that department if he is to challenge the selection.

15:30 - Sandy Beach put up an improved performance when landing his second career victory in this sphere last month and the handicapper might have underestimated him with just a 5 lb rise for that comfortable victory. A surprise winner at Taunton in December, he has finished first or second in all of his completed starts since and remains open to more improvement over fences. He is already 3 lb clear on Timeform ratings and with a reproduction of his recent form likely to make him very hard to beat here, Sandy Beach is a confident selection in the Placepot. Grey Gold has a fantastic record at this track and appeals as the most likely to fill the forecast spot.

16:05 - Rock On Rocky has been badly out of form this season, but has fallen rapidly in the weights as a result and comes into this contest on a mark just 3 lb than that off which he was last successful. His latest outing at Uttoxeter didn't exactly suggest that he was a winner waiting to happen, but he has a fine record at Chepstow (one win and three seconds from seven starts) and is clearly capable of going well off his current mark. A chance is taken on him doing just that here and he is joined in the Placepot by Cry Fury. He returned from seven months off the track with a disappointing effort at Warwick last time, but he is enitlted to improve for the outing and makes just his second start in a handicap here.

16:40 - Kayf Moss was second behind the reopposing Berea Boru at Ffos last time and looked the likeliest winner for most of the race that day. He was passed by the eventual winner on the approach to the last fence, but rallied bravely in the closing stages and put up a much sterner challenge than had looked likely. He remains well-handicapped on the best of his hurdles form, having been rated as high as 143 in his prime, and is fancied to reverse the form with Berea Boru on these revised terms. That should be enough to see Kayf Moss open his account over fences at the fifth time of asking, with Minella On Line also worthy of consideration for Placepot purposes. The application of blinkers produced an encouraging performance at Exeter last time and he is capable of making the frame if ridden more conservatively here.

17:15 - The form of Postbridge's debut effort at Fakenham has worked out extremely well and he returned from four months off the track with another satisfactory showing when second over the same C&D last time. He is expected to get off the mark at the third time of asking here, although recent point-to-point winner Bells On Sunday can't be discounted, especially if the market speaks in his favour.

Recommended bets:

Back Sandy Beach in the 15:30 at Chepstow
Back Kayf Moss in the 16:40 at Chepstow

Placepot permutation:
13:45 - 1
14:20 - 2
14:55 - 1
15:30 - 7
16:05 - 2, 11
16:40 - 4, 10
= 4 lines

Get a Free £/€20 Exchange Bet

  • Join Now - Open your account today using promo code VAL225
  • Bet - Place a £/€20 Bet on the Exchange
  • Earn - £/€20 Back in cash if your bet loses
Bet Now

T&Cs apply.

Read past articles