Horse Racing Tips: Timeform’s Tuesday Chepstow Choices With a 5/1 Opener

The Timeform boffins have your Tuesday sorted with eyes on Ostrava Du Berlais in the 13:00

Chepstow Timeform Jumps

Timeform’s Chepstow Racing Tips

13:00 Ostrava Du Berlais
13:35 Castlefort
14:10 Haston Clermont
14:45 Cuthbert Dibble
15:20 Issuing Authority
15:55 Chosen Hero
16:30 Ski Lodge

*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.

13:00 – OSTRAVA DU BERLAIS

OSTRAVA DU BERLAIS is a French recruit who has taken a few goes to come to hand for this yard, but he shaped better than the bare result in a maiden hurdle at Hereford last time, ridden too aggressively over a longer trip. He had nothing left to give in the closing stages, but similar tactics at this trip, in what doesn’t look like the strongest race, may be enough to see him get his head in front. Out of Focus has been placed in both handicaps and should be thereabouts, while Olly Murphy’s Borodale retains potential as an unexposed sort.

13:35 – CASTELFORT

This might come down to the two previous winners in the field, CASTELFORT and Hill Spirit, with a preference for the former. He showed plenty on his hurdling debut over this course and distance and didn’t need to improve much to land the odds at Sandown last time, still showing signs of greenness and scrambling home after looking short of pace. There should be even more to come from him now, and he is a horse to be positive about. Gary Moore newcomer Alain would come into it if the betting suggests he’s fancied.

14:10 – HASTON CLERMONT

HASTON CLERMONT finished runner-up in points, and he has quickly developed into a much better chaser, proving himself very progressive with following at Lingfield and Wincanton the last twice, and a 6 lb rise for his latest success is unlikely to be enough to prevent him from completing the hat-trick. Leissieres Express boasts a similar profile, and he is the second choice ahead of Guguss Collonges, while Secret Plan is expected to step up on his chase debut form and can also make an impact.

14:45 – CUTHBERT DIBBLE

CUTHBERT DIBBLE has some fairly useful form to his name, and he proved at least as good as ever when recording his second win in his last three starts at Ffos Las on his final start in April. He made the most of a good opportunity that day, but he continues to look like a good long-term prospect, and this looks like a good starting point for him on his return from nine months off back in handicap company. Heros de Romay and low-mileage mare Jaminska are others to consider.

    15:20 – ISSUING AUTHORITY

    ISSUING AUTHORITY was a winner in bumpers but didn’t progress as expected over hurdles for all he finished placed in each of his four starts (runner-up three times). However, he has made a promising start over fences, leaving the bare form of his debut in this sphere well behind when opening his account in this sphere in a maiden chase at Haydock last month. That wasn’t much of a race, but the manner of his success suggests he’s potentially smart, and a mark of 126 looks very attractive. Authorised Speed might be a danger if jumping better back at a more suitable trip.

    15:55 – CHOSEN HERO

    This doesn’t look like the strongest race of its type, and it may be worth chancing CHOSEN HERO to open her account over hurdles. She showed ability on her first two starts in this sphere at Hexham and Newcastle and was out of her depth in a listed contest at Haydock last time. On her previous form, she sets the standard in this field and remains with the potential for better. Followango and Blue Moon Serenade are feared.

    16:30 – SKI LODGE

    Ex-pointer SKI LODGE offered some encouragement when finishing second here on Rules debut, finishing second to a promising type who has run well in defeat since, and he might not need to improve to go one better, acknowledging that Barlovento is a notable newcomer for a stable that does well in this sphere. Bobby’s Nelson is also worthy of consideration.

    Chepstow Racing Tips

    13:00 Ostrava Du Berlais
    13:35 Castlefort
    14:10 Haston Clermont
    14:45 Cuthbert Dibble
    15:20 Issuing Authority
    15:55 Chosen Hero
    16:30 Ski Lodge

    *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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