Horse Racing Tips: Monday’s best bets for the racing action at Chepstow

The Racing Post preview a bumper eight-race card at Chepstow.

Adagio Tom Scudamore Chepstow January 9, 2021


*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

14:00 – Luttrell Lad

Newbury winner Silent Revolution will find this much easier than last month’s Cheltenham Festival assignment and remains a good prospect but Persian War runner-up LUTTRELL LAD will be a very tough nut to crack if at his best after a five-month break.


14:35 – Zestful Hope

Midnight Centurion might kick on from last month’s maiden win but the one to be on is ZESTFUL HOPE, who was third in a race that has already worked out well on his handicap debut three weeks ago.

15:10 – Petty Cash

Tango Tara and PETTY CASH have shown their form on slow ground and need to prove they can cope with today’s quicker conditions but, nevertheless, they’re the two most interesting runners. Slight preference is for Henry Daly’s 5yo, who has won his first two handicaps quite stylishly is and bred to be suited by today’s step up in trip. That said, Tango Tara ran well in defeat over C&D in February and remains unexposed. Beau Haze is next on the list.

15:45 – Patroclus

It’s easy to make the case for Wayfinder, who gained a straightforward success over C&D this month and is not yet fully exposed over fences. However, he’s up in grade today and preference is for PATROCLUS, who shaped well in a competitive race at Newbury 16 days ago and is now only 1lb above his winning mark. Course winner When You’re Ready needs to bounce back from a duff effort but could have untapped potential over today’s new trip. Smarty Wild posted a very good effort at Kempton in January but has done all his winning on right-handed tracks.



16:17 – Walk In Clover

Eavesdropping travelled strongly before asserting at Lingfield two months and is the one with least to prove but WALK IN CLOVER is taken to bounce back from her odds-on disappointment at Taunton. Dan Skelton’s mare has been declared for two valuable races this spring (non-runner in both) and is seemingly held in some regard.

16:55 – King D’Argent

Sebastopol cruised to victory at Kempton last month and is respected but this can go to KING D’ARGENT, who never really got into a good jumping rhythm at the recent Aintree festival but still managed a very respectable fifth in a hot Grade 3 handicap. He remains on a very good mark and could be tough to beat if his jumping is more fluent here. Mick Pastor and Rikoboy can also feature.



17:30 – Abaya Du Mathan (NAP)

David Pipe’s 10yo ABAYA DU MATHAN (nap) pulled a long way clear of the others with a dual subsequent winner at Wincanton last month and won easily off the same mark at Ffos Las a few days later. He’s 10lb higher now but still makes strong appeal. Lermoos Legend was in excellent form last spring/summer but this is his first run for nine months and a bigger threat to the selection might come from Do It For Thy Sen.

18:00 – Copper Cove

Fame And Fun is quite interesting if judged on his debut effort, while Seismic Wave and Sonification are newcomers with fairly good credentials on paper but COPPER COVE kept on stoutly to win at Exeter two months ago and might be good enough to follow up under a penalty.

Monday’s Chepstow Tips

*All prices are bang up to date with our snazzy widgets, while odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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