Friday racing suggestions: At The Races knowledgeable Tom Chilman picks out 5 horses to observe at Chepstow on Friday | Racing Information

At The Races knowledgeable Tom Chilman highlights 5 runners of word for racing at Chepstow on Friday, all dwell on Sky Sports activities Racing from 1.30pm.


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Completed third in an Irish level and the £100,000 buy solely discovered two promising sorts too good as soon as once more in a bumper at Huntingdon final March.

That likeable debut within the inexperienced and gold was adopted by a dominant efficiency in his first begin over hurdles at Newcastle (two miles) in December, with the six-year-old scooting 21 lengths away from the 11-runner maiden subject.

The Soldier Of Fortune gelding then ran nicely over course and distance final month to chase house the Evan Williams-trained Libberty Hunter, giving that rival 7lb and ultimately happening by simply over a size following a nasty mistake on the final.

The bottom was definitely extra testing that day too (formally mushy, heavy in locations), and it is probably a sounder floor will see Jonjo O’Neill’s cost enhance once more right here.

Jonjo O'Neill has a decent chance of a winner on Wednesday
Jonjo O’Neill sends eight runners to Chepstow on Friday

State Of Energy

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Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden have mixed to land two of the final three renewals of this novice contest, and their lightly-raced six-year-old seems to carry each likelihood of enhancing that spectacular report right here.

The Westerner gelding was left to expire a 50-length winner on his second begin between the flags in Eire, having fallen on his first when wanting booked for third behind subsequent Cheltenham winner Weveallbeencaught.

He went off a well-supported 2/1 joint-favourite on hurdling debut right here in December. Useful, however a bit eager early on, State Of Energy was nonetheless in competition leaping two out earlier than showing to be badly outpaced by the entrance two within the closing phases, ultimately ending a well-beaten third.

On condition that was his first begin over timber and the way the race panned out, it is probably he’ll enhance for the expertise, with the additional 4 furlongs additionally anticipated to swimsuit.

Tremendous Survivor

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Made a successful begin at Doncaster final February, displaying loads of stamina to attain by a little bit over three lengths, and ran nicely to complete an in depth second right here over the identical journey the next month underneath a winners’ penalty.

The son of Shantou then made just about all to win at Carlisle, once more over an prolonged two-mile-and-three furlongs, on his last begin of the season, earlier than ending a reputable second behind the extra skilled Fern Hill three furlongs additional at Uttoxeter on chase debut, as soon as once more staying on late within the day.

Upped in journey when final seen over course and distance right here in December, the seven-year-old regarded to relish each yard, ending strongly down the house straight, and a 5lb rise for that notable success might show lenient.

The Two Amigos ridden by David Prichard (left) clears a fence before going on to win the Coral Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase at Chepstow
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Lyrical Genius

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Received sole level begin in Eire in addition to a Warwick bumper for his new yard, earlier than narrowly scoring on hurdling debut over two-miles-and-five-furlongs at Doncaster again in November 2021.

That was the Milan gelding’s final success, nonetheless, subsequently overwhelmed 16, 56 and 40 lengths respectively in his subsequent three begins over hurdles, with the latter coming in handicap firm at Hexham on seasonal reappearance when nicely discovered within the betting.

Wind surgical procedure and a swap to fences quickly adopted, and Charlie Longsdon’s cost travelled nicely for a great distance at Hereford earlier than weakening inside the ultimate half-mile.

Final day trip at Doncaster although, the six-year-old regarded a special proposition altogether when happening by the narrowest of margins, with the entrance two pulling some 30 lengths away from the rest, and he seems able to backing up that efficiency underneath Sam Twiston-Davies.

Are U Smart To That

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The O’Neill yard have ready a powerful group for this assembly and their Warwick bumper winner seems to be one in every of numerous good possibilities all through the afternoon.

Prior to creating the swap to Jackdaws Fort, the Stroll In The Park gelding completed runner-up in an Irish level behind now-stablemate Inch Home, attributable to run within the two-mile-and-seven-furlong novice hurdle (2.30) for a similar connections earlier on the cardboard.

The six-year-old then quite fell in at Uttoxeter in his first begin over hurdles, with each his principal market rivals unseating earlier than the fourth flight, earlier than placing in just a few novicey jumps at Ayr in December when final seen, fading late to complete third.

A gap mark of 119 most likely underestimates his capacity although, and he can show efficient dropped again in journey if his leaping holds up.

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