Exeter

  • 17:50 Globe Inn Lympstone Maiden Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 2.90s
  • Off time: 17:51:09
17:50 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Master Malt 11/2
2nd Maxi Chop (FR) 10/11
3rd Roberto Pegasus (USA) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P/0- Royal blue, yellow hoop, dark blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Berties Coin 162
5 11-0 Mrs H Parrott Killian Moore (5) 100/1101.00
2 UF/ Yellow, red stars, sleeves and stars on cap Camp Kerala 730
7 11-0 K Burke James Banks (5) 16/117.00
3 80- Red, black hoop, black and red check sleeves and cap Darloa (IRE) 31
5 11-0 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 50/151.00
4 229/884- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Master Malt 16
6 11-0 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 11/26.50
5 82P/248- BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Maxi Chop (FR) 144
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 125 10/111.91
6 Black, Royal Blue sleeves, Black cap, Yellow spots New Bridge Boy
8 11-0 t1 J R Payne Matt Griffiths (3) 100/1101.00
7 47- ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Our Chief (IRE) 40
5 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 20/121.00
8 43/674- Emerald Green, Red star, White sleeves, Red stars, Red cap Roberto Pegasus (USA) 43
Beaten Favourite
8 11-0 A King Wayne Hutchinson 115 11/43.75
9 8069- Beige and brown (quartered), black sleeves and cap Rocket Scientist 23
5 11-0 C L Tizzard Aidan Coleman 66/167.00
10 0379P2- Yellow, red stars, hooped sleeves, red cap, yellow stars Stella's Fella 23
6 11-0 G R I Smyly Tom Cannon 113 14/115.00
11 3894- Black, maroon star, striped sleeves and star on cap Thats Yer Man (IRE) 23
6 11-0 Miss L Blackford Conor Smith (7) 66/167.00
12 966- Maroon and Beige (quartered), Maroon sleeves, Beige armlets The Sweetener (IRE) 137
5 11-0 t R Woollacott C O'Farrell 50/151.00
13 9P9- Pink, royal blue diamond, sleeves and cap Minister Of Mayhem 13
4 10-10 p Nick Mitchell G Sheehan 100/1101.00
14 8- Maroon, emerald green chevron and armlets Mutashabek (USA) 23
4 10-10 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 100/1101.00
15 6- White, Red star, White sleeves, Red spots, Red cap Precious Ground 21
4 10-10 K Bishop J M Davies 50/151.00
16 7- Red and White stripes, Black sleeves, White armlets, Red cap, Black star Strictly The One (IRE) 34
4 10-10 N P Mulholland Michael Byrne 100/1101.00
18 8/440- Royal blue, white chevron, white sleeves, royal blue stars, white cap Fireweld 207
7 10-7 Mrs P Shaw Mikey Ennis (7) 100/1101.00
Non runners
17028/9-Calverleigh Court (IRE)710-7Mrs K M SandersonT J O'Brien

Verdict

There appears to be plenty of dead wood so we'll take a chance on the fitness of MAXI CHOP. The French import hasn't been seen since a major Cheltenham disappointment in December but two previous runs, notably when a very pleasing fourth at the same venue in a hot handicap won by Quick Jack, puts him clear of this opposition. Roberto Pegasus was three lengths behind in sixth on that occasion and is not expected to reverse placings on 3lb worse terms having really gone on from that run in two subsequent outings. Master Malt is being brought along very quietly by Jonjo O'Neill and should repay the kindness in time whilst something must have been amiss the last time with Old Chief as he did show some promise on debut.