• 14:30 Hillfieldcottages.com Handicap Hurdle2m 7f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 16.80s
  • Off time: 14:30:52
14:30 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Viking Blond (FR) 20/1
2nd Silver Spinner 7/1
3rd Thedeboftheyear 11/2
4th Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 51-5P12 Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Thedeboftheyear 6
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-12 C J Down Danny Burton (7) 115 11/26.50
2 P/7439-0 Emerald Green and Yellow (quartered), Emerald Green sleeves, Yellow stars and star on cap Soliya (FR) 17
6 11-12 D Pipe T Scudamore 115 22/123.00
3 4U9-09P EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars Pistol Desbois (FR) 13
7 11-11 p1 R H & Mrs S Alner Giles Hawkins (7) 114 20/121.00
4 33116-6 White, Purple hoop and sleeves Bally Conn (IRE) 11
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-10 M Hill B Wharfe (3) 113 10/111.00
5 234-553 Dark Green, Red Cross of Lorraine, halved sleeves, Dark Green and Red quartered cap Silver Spinner 17
7 11-9 A King James Banks (7) 112 7/18.00
6 P30-790 White, Black star, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars My Turn Now (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
8 11-7 A B Haynes A Glassonbury (3) 110 40/141.00
7 404-321 Dark Blue and Maroon stripes, hooped sleeves Rebeccas Choice (IRE) 34
7 11-5 M G Rimell Peter Toole (5) 108 6/17.00
8 1-12P1P Emerald green, maroon chevron, armlets and cap Deep Pockets (IRE) 13
Course WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-5 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham (5) 108 20/121.00
9 53P-33 Emerald Green, Royal Blue hoop and armlets, quartered cap Ragamuffin Man (IRE) 15
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 t1 P J Hobbs R Johnson 108 7/24.50
10 6-6446 Purple, Pink epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Inside Dealer (IRE) 11
6 11-4 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 107 12/113.00
11 4-693 Red, Royal Blue chevrons, armlets and star on cap Viking Blond (FR) 60
5 10-13 b N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 102 20/121.00
12 712-986 Red, Purple hoop and armlets, Purple and Red quartered cap Swainson (USA) 73
9 10-11 Mrs H R J Nelmes T J O'Brien 100 33/134.00
13 53235P Orange, black star, sleeves and star on cap Zephyros (IRE) 15
5 10-11 p Mrs A M Thorpe J W Farrelly (3) 100 22/123.00
14 26-9784 Emerald green, dark blue hoop and armlets, dark blue and emerald green quartered cap Solitary Palm (IRE) 55
7 10-9 B Forsey W P Kavanagh (3) 98 33/134.00
15 1717-50 Maroon, Blue hoop, Black sleeves, Gold cap Acosta 52
Course and Distance Winner
6 10-7 b Dr J R J Naylor E Dehdashti (3) 96 50/151.00
16 2358/8-1 Pink, black chevron, black and pink chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Osokenda 269
Distance Winner
10 10-1 J Scott Nick Scholfield 90 25/126.00
17 40-0972 Red, Yellow seams, halved sleeves, quartered cap Gouranga 8
Distance Winner
7 10-0 b A W Carroll Aidan Coleman 88 8/19.00


The ubiquitous tongue tie will hopefully make the difference to RAGAMUFFIN MAN, cheekpieces could be interesting for Pistol Desbois whilst Rebeccas Choice is respected. The selection has attracted support on more than one occasion and is becoming expensive to follow so there's clearly some risk in siding with him but he's clearly deemed capable of performing better than he has been so is given another chance with an aid attached. Pistol Desbois has been hugely disappointing over fences and could be falling out of love with the game but if cheekpieces have the desired effect then he doesn't look too badly handicapped and connections have gone to the trouble of securing the services of an up and coming conditional. Rebeccas Choice had the field well strung out behind at Warwick but the handicapper's response has been predictably draconian. She could be on the upgrade but looks opposable from her revised mark in a stronger race. Thedeboftheyear is progressing, the onepaced Silver Spinner should be involved, Soliya has claims on the pick of her form whilst Inside Dealer, Viking Blond and Osokenda are unexposed runners to note but Ragamuffin Man is given the chance to atone.