Exeter

  • 17:55 Farmers Friend Of Exeter Maiden Hurdle2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.60s
  • Off time: 17:56:01
17:55 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vexillum (IRE) 1/2
2nd Present Accepted 100/1
3rd Abbi Jicaro 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 050/P5U- Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Adajarad (IRE) 44
6 11-0 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 8/19.00
2 FP5/ ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Best Time Ever 489
5 11-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 9/25.50
3 88- Red, Black hoops, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red and Yellow hooped cap Haveumistim 206
7 11-0 B J Llewellyn M J Quinlan (3) 33/134.00
4 00P/PP4- Grey, Yellow seams, Grey cap, Yellow star Present Accepted 13
6 11-0 Mrs P N Dutfield James Best (3) 67 100/1101.00
5 69- Terracotta, Black diamond on body and cap Carolingian (USA) 31
4 10-10 M Blanshard Jimmy McCarthy 25/126.00
6 7-2 Purple, Orange epaulets, sleeves and cap Vexillum (IRE) 9
4 10-10 H Fry R Mahon (3) 1/21.50
7 54/7796- Gold, black diamond, hooped sleeves and diamonds on cap Abbi Jicaro 14
6 10-7 t M B Shears A Glassonbury 74 14/115.00
8 F/ Emerald green, pink spots on sleeves and cap Sassy Wren 898
8 10-7 C J Down J M Davies 40/141.00
9 94- PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN hoop, WHITE cap Palmyra (IRE) 57
4 10-3 M Hill Brendan Powell (3) 10/111.00

Verdict

Philip Hobbs' recruit from France, Best Time Ever, is a half-brother to a couple of winning hurdlers and is likely to know his job on his debut for the yard. Palmyra won on the Flat but has shown nothing over hurdles so this should go to VEXILLUM. Harry Fry's charge won at Yarmouth for Mick Channon and showed that there were races to be won with him over hurdles when runner-up to Rayvin Black at Ludlow. The remainder have little to recommend them to date.