Exeter

  • 13:15 Royal Castle Hotel Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 13:15:37
13:15 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bermuda Boy (FR) 13/8
2nd Gentle Bob (IRE) 66/1
3rd That'lldoboy (FR) 25/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 7002 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Barrie Burn (IRE) 37
5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill W T Kennedy 12/113.00
2 6-2 Light blue, royal blue armlets, royal blue cap Bermuda Boy (FR) 11
6 11-5 P F Nicholls Ian Popham (5) 13/82.62
3 00 Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Cluain Alainn (IRE) 37
5 11-5 Ian Williams Michael Murphy (3) 40/141.00
4 06 Red, Pink diamond, Pink cap, White spots Fight Club (GER) 22
10 11-5 B J Llewellyn Miss Isabel Tompsett (5) 16/117.00
5 R-50 Yellow, dark green hoop, dark green and yellow halved sleeves, dark green cap, yellow star Gentle Bob (IRE) 17
6 11-5 T R George Wayne Hutchinson 66/167.00
6 57- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Gulf Of Aqaba (USA) 321
5 11-5 Ian Williams D Crosse 33/134.00
7 85308- Red, Grey diamond, Grey cap Just Tootsie 268
7 11-5 Nick Mitchell Danny Cook (3) 28/129.00
8 PF222-1 Purple, White star, diabolo on sleeves, White cap, Purple stars Magic Marmalade (IRE) 231
8 11-5 P J Hobbs Giles Hawkins (5) 14/115.00
9 4 WHITE, RED braces, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE check sleeves, WHITE cap, RED star Piroulet (FR) 51
5 11-5 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 15/82.88
10 White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red and White striped cap Special Cuvee 28
5 11-5 Mrs A M Thorpe O Dayman (7) 80/181.00
11 1-70 Yellow, Red star, Light Green sleeves, Red stars, Yellow cap, Red star That'lldoboy (FR) 3
5 11-5 P F Nicholls A Thornton 25/126.00
12 1-6 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Valley View (IRE) 64
5 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill Mr A J Berry (3) 16/117.00
13 587 Yellow, Dark Blue sash Vico Road (IRE) 47
6 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill J W Farrelly 80/181.00
14 60 Light blue, black sash, armlets and hoop on cap Calusa Catrina (IRE) 40
6 10-12 P J Hobbs C J Davies (7) 50/151.00
15 Dark green, grey stripe Lady From Ige (IRE) 97
7 10-12 N P Mulholland R Greene 33/134.00
16 Maroon, Black hoop, diabolo on sleeves, hooped cap Wild Rhubarb 553
6 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill L Treadwell 12/113.00

Verdict

French import PIROULET returned from a lengthy absence with a promising fourth at Ludlow on his hurdling debut. That form looks solid with the runner-up having subsequently won and Philip Hobbs' charge gets the vote to open his account. Well beaten on his hurdling bow last March, Bermuda Boy has since had a breathing operation and shaped much better in a bumper at Kempton last month. He will be thereabouts at the finish while Barrie Burn could prove the best of Jonjo O'Neill's four runners.