Exeter

  • 13:30 Axminster Carpets Devon Marathon Handicap Chase4m

  • Winner £10,128 2nd £2,992 3rd £1,496 4th £749
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 9m 0.60s
  • Off time: 13:30:20
13:30 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arbor Supreme (IRE) 16/1
2nd Desperate Dex (IRE) 5/1
3rd Our Island (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 658P-14 White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Our Island (IRE) 34
Beaten Favourite
7 11-12 v1 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 125 5/16.00
2 241/4-21 Brown, Pink seams, Pink cap Lord Tomnoddy 13
10 11-9 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 122 6/17.00
3 1P45-45 Red, emerald green Cross Of Lorraine and sleeves Graduation Night 27
6 11-6 Jamie Snowden T J O'Brien 119 11/26.50
4 9/23U4-0 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Shaking Hands (IRE) 31
8 11-5 bt D Pipe Tom Bellamy (7) 118 11/26.50
5 16-3237 Pink, light green and pink halved sleeves, light green cap River D'or (FR) 19
Beaten Favourite
7 11-2 Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 115 12/113.00
6 U-P9R74 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Arbor Supreme (IRE) 15
10 10-11 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (7) 110 16/117.00
7 303P-11 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Desperate Dex (IRE) 30
12 10-11 T R George P J Brennan 110 5/16.00
8 P6-5762 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Chesapeake (IRE) 39
8 10-10 v1 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 109 12/113.00
9 5235-42 Red, Dark Blue triple diamond, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Dark Blue cap, White diamond Ammunition (IRE) 57
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
12 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 108 6/17.00
10 P7/314P- Brown, Orange star, Brown sleeves, Orange stars, Brown cap, Orange star Miss Fleur 312
9 10-0 Nick Mitchell L Treadwell 97 33/134.00

Verdict

SHAKING HANDS is only 2lb higher than when narrowly beaten in this stamina test 12 months ago. He had a pipe-opener over hurdles here last month and, with Tom Bellamy taking off 7lb, can go one better this year. Desperate Dex is on a hat-trick after victories at Wincanton and Chepstow and his stable remains in excellent form while Lord Tomnoddy won at Ascot last month and gives every impression he'll stay extreme distances. Our Island hasn't really built on early promise, however, and Arbor Supreme has failed to cash in on a tumbling mark. Veteran Ammunition may be the pick of the remainder therefore.