• 15:15 New Year's Day Racing At Exeter Racecourse Novices' Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 51.70s
  • Off time: 15:15:29
15:15 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Big Freeze (IRE) 11/4
2nd Musical Wedge 11/4
3rd Lupita (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P8341P/ Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves Russian Song (IRE) 609
Distance Winner
8 11-12 p C L Tizzard Mr M Legg (7) 105 4/15.00
2 758-852 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap The Big Freeze (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
6 11-12 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 105 11/43.75
3 541247 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Sentimentaljourney (IRE) 27
5 11-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 105 12/113.00
5 760-43P Yellow, Royal Blue cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow striped sleeves, hooped cap Lough Coi (IRE) 20
6 11-9 t A Middleton D Crosse 102 8/19.00
6 48-3P31 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Musical Wedge 8 (ex7)
Distance Winner
8 11-8 Miss C Dyson R Thornton 94 11/43.75
7 262-844 Black and Pink diabolo, Pink sleeves, Black armlets, Black and Pink quartered cap Royal Chatelier (FR) 33
7 11-5 M Blake Nick Scholfield 98 11/26.50
8 31P2P-P Dark blue, yellow chevrons, dark blue sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow hoop Al Shababiya (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
5 11-2 p T R Gretton Adam Wedge (3) 95 20/121.00
9 6464-83 Orange, red cap Lupita (IRE) 30
Course Winner
8 10-0 t D D Scott L Treadwell 64 33/134.00
Non runners
45396-53Time Do (FR)511-9Mrs Caroline KeevilJames Best102


MUSICAL WEDGE won very easily at Taunton eight days ago and, though carrying a penalty here, looks the one to beat again. The Big Freeze has been raised 3lb for his length second at Musselburgh but is another with decent claims while Sentimentaljourney can probably be forgiven a poor run over a shorter trip at Wincanton last month, though still hasn't managed a win over fences. Royal Chatelier was well beaten on his chasing bow and had a poor strike rate over hurdles and the mare Al Shababiya never seems to run two races alike.