Exeter

  • 14:05 British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £2,924 2nd £859 3rd £429 4th £215
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 18.23s
  • Off time: 14:05:31
14:05 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Moorland Sunset 16/1
2nd Ambion Wood (IRE) 7/4
3rd Close House 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 UUP676 Turquoise Blue, Scarlet hoops, striped sleeves, White cap All For Eve 56
5 10-12 J D Frost Hadden Frost 200/1201.00
2 21-3 Maroon and Grey diabolo, Maroon cap Ambion Wood (IRE) 19
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 7/42.75
3 P8472-P Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Pink cap Carheney River (IRE) 215
6 10-12 C Heard L Heard 80/181.00
4 212- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Close House 272
4 10-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 15/82.88
5 2P-4 Red, dark blue diamond, diamonds on sleeves, red cap, dark blue diamond Fitobust (IRE) 18
5 10-12 J W Mullins A Thornton 40/141.00
6 4-89 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Franklin Roosevelt (IRE) 24
5 10-12 W Greatrex N D Fehily 40/141.00
7 50-33 Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Greywell Boy 12
4 10-12 Nick Williams J Reveley 115 7/24.50
8 4-09 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Medic Man (IRE) 12
5 10-12 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (7) 100/1101.00
9 62-6 Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Milarrow (IRE) 27
4 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 18/119.00
10 3-26 Yellow, Black epaulets, Black and Yellow check sleeves, Red cap Moorland Sunset 22
4 10-12 Mrs Caroline Keevil Harry Skelton 16/117.00
11 1/ EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), BLACK sleeves Reste Gosse (FR) 859
6 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 20/121.00
12 0850- Violet, Primrose sleeves, Violet and Primrose hooped cap Seventh Hussar 239
5 10-12 Miss H C Knight W T Kennedy 100/1101.00
13 133-P48 White, Orange epaulets and star on cap Si Bien (FR) 88
Distance Winner
6 10-12 N G Ayliffe S W Flanagan 100 100/1101.00
14 2367- RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Bathwick Junior 244
4 10-5 J L Flint M J Quinlan (3) 66/167.00

Verdict

Ambion Wood made a couple of costly errors when beaten at odds-on at Fontwell on his hurdling debut. He'll know more today and looks the pick of those with experience but David Pipe's bumper winner CLOSE HOUSE is narrowly preferred today. He turned in a cracking effort when second to Montbazon in a valuable NH Flat race at Doncaster in March and that race has already produced several hurdles winners. Greywell Boy was well behind in that contest but has already finished third in a couple of starts over hurdles and should be thereabouts again, while Rasharrow's half-brother Milagros is worth noting for future reference.