6.20pm Chepstow Tips & Betting Preview 28/07/2017

A field of ten go to post for the second race of the day at Chepstow on Friday evening, see our betting tips and the full race preview below.

IN SUMMARY: Bradfield Magic remains with potential for better and should be in the hunt but this may just fall into the lap of INDIANA DAWN for Robert Stephens. Although still a maiden after six starts, she made a good return from six months off the track at Ffos Las on her latest start, finishing sixth and this softer surface should suit her based on her previous runs. Joshua Bryan takes off a useful five pounds and she should take some beating if improving for that comeback run.

1 POSH BOUNTY – Performs best on softer ground for Paul Burgoyne and she’s now three pounds lower than her last winning mark, but she has shown very little to suggest she is coming to the boil. She was last seen at Lingfield two days ago when sixth of eight, well beaten and weakening tamely in the final furlongs. Others make far more appeal and she’s best watched again and she really has lost her way.

2 HERE’S TWO – Another soft ground specialist who is now only a pound above her last winning mark, though her very mixed record does make her chances more complicated. She was a good second two starts ago at Chepstow, but a drop to this trip on her latest start didn’t reap any benefits as she was a well beaten seventh. Possible each way contender simply because of the ground but she’s vulnerable for win purposes.

3 WAVES – Very inconsistent performer who has been well beaten the last twice for Even Johnson Houghton and has it all to prove. She was last at Bath on Wednesday and although this is much easier, she showed very little that day and a further drop back in trip isn’t sure to suit. She handles soft ground, but that is her main positive and others are far more likely for win purposes.

4 CHARACTERIZED – Showed the same amount of ability in three maidens for Geoffrey Deacon, with the mile looking to stretch her on those runs. On that evidence, a step back in trip should suit and the handicapper has been fair to her on handicap debut, giving her a mark of 68. This race is certainly very ordinary and won’t take a lot of winning, so she has to be considered a danger as long as she handles the softer ground. Market support would be very interesting.

5 MIA CARA – Both her victories have come on the all weather surfaces for David Evans but she performs to about the same level on the turf and this softer ground will be perfect for her. She was far from disgraced on her latest start when sixth at Thirsk, keen early on which hurt her in the end. She has gone down another pound in the handicap and the in form Steve Drowne takes over the ride, so she looks set for a big run.

6 INDIANA DAWN – Still a maiden after six starts for Robert Stephens but she ran well enough on a return from a six month break with a good sixth at Bath on her latest start. She is entitled to improve for that run and the softer ground could suit her better than the sounder surface she faced on that latest start. Joshua Bryan takes the ride and five pounds off her back so she should take some beating in a weak race.

7 SUNI DANCER – Not seen for 169 days, last seen at Chelmsford in February where she was running very poorly for Tony Carroll. She could only manage eight in a Class 6 event on that latest start and she’s entitled to need this, despite the ground being fine and her handicap mark now back down to 51. Possible each way claims if she is ready to go but she looks vulnerable for win purposes.

8 BRADFIELD MAGIC – Five runs for Charlie hills with very mixed results, but she did produce a career best on her latest start when third at Brighton earlier this month. She kept on well to finish a three lengths third of eight and has been dropped two pounds in the handicap since. This race isn’t much more difficult and she remains with potential for better, with Luke Morris taking over the ride so she has to be considered.

9 COOPERESS – Four year old filly who is proven on softer ground, but she hasn’t been at her best of late and needs better if she’s to be winning this. She was last seen at Brighton when fourth in a selling handicap, keeping on towards the finish so a step up in trip could help her. Possible each way claims on that evidence but she isn’t exactly a model of consistency and is very hard to predict.

10 ODDSOCKS – Five pounds out of the weights and this daughter of Tagula has shown very little in her career, so is almost impossible to recommend for Tony Carroll. She was last seen in February when a well beaten twelveth, losing her place very early on and always behind from that stage. Best ignored.

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