Exeter

  • 14:05 Billy Williams Memorial Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £2,274 2nd £668 3rd £334 4th £167
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 42.40s
  • Off time: 14:05:42
14:05 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Storm Alert 9/4
2nd Ripoff 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P01101 Dark blue, red and dark blue chevrons on sleeves, red cap Boomtown 14
8 11-12 t Miss C Dyson Gerald Quinn (7) 100 3/14.00
2 578-024 Pink, purple cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap Ripoff 25
8 11-10 R Dickin C Poste 98 4/15.00
3 45-0312 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Storm Alert 33
Beaten Favourite
6 11-8 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (5) 96 9/43.25
5 3972/54- Blue, White stripe and cap Some Secret 412
8 10-9 C J Down J M Davies 83 13/27.50
6 P382/33 Yellow, Mauve epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Magical Island 44
10 10-2 t S Kerswell Brendan Powell (3) 76 4/15.00
Non runners
4P4/6561Duneen Point (IRE)911-2Tim VaughanR Johnson90

Verdict

BOOMTOWN continued his progress over hurdles with a convincing win at Folkestone a fortnight ago. He's taken another hike up the weights as a consequence but may not have stopped improving yet. Duneen Point is a winner without a penalty as he won a conditional's race at Fontwell last week and should get involved while Storm Alert had Magical Island behind when winning at the same track and has since gone close again. Ripoff still looks a shade high in the weights on recent running.