Exeter

  • 14:40 British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 38.90s
  • Off time: 14:40:36
14:40 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Billy Dutton 12/1
2nd Presenting Arms (IRE) 7/2
3rd Irish Buccaneer (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 7-57 Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Billy Dutton 23
6 10-12 C J Down J M Davies 12/113.00
3 322- BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Diamond Life 288
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 D Pipe P J Brennan 117 5/23.50
4 558-5 Royal Blue, White hoop and sleeves Dungeness 41
4 10-12 Miss V Williams S Thomas 40/141.00
5 69 Emerald green and royal blue (quartered), striped sleeves, royal blue cap Hard House 134
5 10-12 Mark Gillard D Elsworth 100/1101.00
6 1- Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Irish Buccaneer (IRE) 237
Distance Winner
5 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 11/82.38
7 P/06 Pink and Maroon diabolo, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Maroon star Long John 22
5 10-12 Miss J Du Plessis Christian Williams 66/167.00
8 WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap On The Case
4 10-12 T R George Sam Twiston-Davies 33/134.00
9 67/4-6 Maroon, white stars, maroon sleeves, maroon cap, white star Pinkneys Prince 27
5 10-12 Nick Williams M J Quinlan (3) 28/129.00
10 550-54 Maroon, White hollow box, halved sleeves, quartered cap Presenting Arms (IRE) 27
5 10-12 H Fry N D Fehily 7/24.50
11 132-5 Royal blue, white sash, red cap, white spots The Boogeyman (IRE) 13
6 10-12 A Middleton D Crosse 20/121.00
12 4 Turquoise Blue, Scarlet hoops, striped sleeves, White cap Oscar Jane (IRE) 22
5 10-5 K Bishop Hadden Frost 33/134.00
13 89 Dark green, grey stripe Sterling Bill (IRE) 38
4 10-5 N P Mulholland A Guerin (7) 250/1251.00
Non runners
13-3Best Director (IRE)410-12H D DalyT J O'Brien

Verdict

The well-bred Irish Buccaneer won a Chepstow bumper in April and looks a decent prospect over hurdles. He shouldn't be far away while Presenting Arms has shown promise in a couple of starts at Wincanton and had Pinkneys Prince behind last time. Best Director has been placed in a couple of bumpers and The Boogeyman is a winning pointer, though may find further to show his best. DIAMOND LIFE was second to the useful Grove Pride at Ascot in January and filled the same position behind Netherby at Lingfield a month later. Providing he's fully wound-up, a first win here is a distinct possibility.