A Novice chase at Chepstow 15:25 looked interesting today JOHANOS really caught the eye he was front running for a good part of the race and stayed on to to finish a respectable runner up to a 140 rated animal over hurdles in TRUCKERS LODGE who has far from looked straight forward over fences so far himself. JOHNANOS is fairly lightly raced over both obstacles so might well come on for the run in this race and prove a better chaser than his rating suggests. PRIME VENTURE ran well again but tamely gave up the fight at the death. FINAEN BAWN shaped well and was well in it over the last but failed to stay on in the run in but should come on nicely after the run with it being chase debut for him. I think at least a couple of future winners will come out of this race, they are certainly worth keeping an eye on.

MINNIE ESCAPE won well today at the 11th attempt and might be worth keeping an eye on Friday she has an entry at Uttoxeter 12:55 as does DUKE DEBARRY who I mentioned in the diary on the 24th but he is entered in a listed race which is a big step up in class.