5.10pm Chepstow tips for Sunday’s Class 4 contest raced over 2m for four to six year-olds. Read on for our free betting tips, predictions and analysis.
IN SUMMARY: Harry Skelton’s GOFORTHECRAIC made an impressive debut in a Bangor point-to-point earlier in the year and it was no surprise to see a top yard snap him up. He should be tuned up on his debut under rules and he can take this ahead of Hidden Impact who has displayed solid form in two starts to date.
1 BREDON HILL LEO – Finished fourth of 15 on racecourse debut in May in a National Hunt flat race. The form looks average at best and he will have to improve plenty to come out on top here although the yard have sent out two winners from their last 4 runners.
2 BUBBLE O’CLOCK – 50,000 Euro purchase as a foal back in 2013 and he warrants plenty of respect hailing from a top yard. Sam Twiston-Davies rides for a stable in form and the market should guide best in an average event.
3 CLASSIC BEN – Displayed mixed form in Irish point-to-points earlier in the year and he was withdrawn from a National Hunt flat race earlier in the weak due to fast ground. He’s best watched in this over 2m on his first start under rules.
4 DAZZLING OSCAR – Jumped from 13,500 Euros to 52,000 Euros when purchased as a 3yo last summer. He’s another racecourse debutante from a top yard and he should go well on debut on ground that should be fine. He may want further in time though.
5 DEYRANN DE CARJAC – Once-raced son of Balko, who finished midfield in a 20-runner National Hunt flat race at Newbury in March. He’s another runner to have been withdrawn earlier in the week due to fast ground and he deserves respect here on softer ground.
6 GOFORTHECRAIC – Won a point-to-point in March by 25 lengths and it’s no surprise to see that he’s been snapped up by a top yard. There’s plenty to like about his chances in this on his first start under rules and he commands respect for a yard in form.
7 HIDDEN IMPACT – Bumped into a runaway winner at Chepstow back in February when second of 10, beaten 11 lengths. There was money about for him that day and there’s likely to be support again on the back of that fair effort.
8 JUST ANOTHER VODKA – Finished a moderate fourth of 9 at Warwick in May on Good to Soft ground having been sent off 25/1. He needs to improve on that effort here and he faces a stiff test against some unexposed sorts from top yards.
9 KATESON – £14,500 purchase as a yearling out of a decent enough mare. Richard Johnson rides which makes him of interest for a yard that is profitable at Chepstow (+£17.25 profit to £1 stakes). The market will guide best but he merits respect.
10 KING’S TEMPLE – Cost 10,000 Euros when purchased as a yearling out of a relatively decent mare. This yard aren’t known for their racecourse debutante winners and he’s best watched until he’s got a few runs under his belt.
11 SATURDAYNIGHTFEVER – Fergal O’Brien won this race last year and he runs a son of King’s Theatre here. This is his racecourse debut and he’s likely to need the run although he is a year older than most of his rivals which may give him a small edge in terms of development.
12 SHILLINGSWORTH – Well-beaten seventh of 9 at Wincanton in May. The heavy ground may have played its part that day but he’s hard to recommend here on the back of that form although there was a bit of money around for him. Others make more appeal.
13 TOSSAPENNY – Won an Irish point-to-point over 3 miles on Good ground in April and he was subsequently bought for £170,000. That makes him the most expensive purchase in the field and he’s worth close attention on debut with clearly more to come.
14 CELER ET AUDAX – Sole mare in the race who has been well-beaten in National Hunt flat races previously. Her distant sixth place finish at Ludlow earlier in the week gives her little chance in this on the form and she’s best watched until tackling handicaps.