Exeter

  • 13:25 Bathwick Tyres 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 3f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.50s
  • Off time: 13:25:10
13:25 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arthur's Oak 9/2
2nd Castletown (IRE) 20/1
3rd Unowhatimeanharry 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
4 432003 Yellow, Purple cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Purple stars and stars on cap Another Brandy (IRE) 17
6 11-4 N P Mulholland Michael Byrne (3) 40/141.00
5 324 YELLOW, LIGHT BLUE Cross of Lorraine and armlets Arthur's Oak 24
6 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 9/25.50
6 07 Cerise, Royal Blue quartered cap Back By Midnight 87
5 11-4 Miss E Baker James Banks (5) 100/1101.00
7 P-254 White, emerald green disc and armlets, red cap Castletown (IRE) 8
6 11-4 t Mrs L J Young D C Costello 20/121.00
8 0 Blue, White stripe and cap Hot Pepper 43
6 11-4 C J Down J M Davies 100/1101.00
9 Emerald Green and Red (quartered), Red sleeves, Emerald Green cap Master Max
7 11-4 J Scott Nick Scholfield 25/126.00
10 B43U15/ WHITE, ROYAL BLUE triple diamond, ROYAL BLUE cap Saint Breiz (FR) 665
8 11-4 C J Gray Mr Robert Hawker (7) 33/134.00
11 6395 grey, Pink Star Silvergrove 26
6 11-4 t R Woollacott C O'Farrell 12/113.00
12 0/5-317 Maroon, white stripe, maroon sleeves, white spots, striped cap Tresor De La Vie (FR) 105
7 11-4 pt V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 20/121.00
13 14-33 Black and White diabolo, Emerald Green and Black diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, Black star Unowhatimeanharry 74
Distance Winner
6 11-4 Mrs H R J Nelmes Paul Moloney 115 9/43.25
14 Mauve and Red (quartered), Mauve sleeves, Red cap Wilde And Willing (IRE)
6 11-4 J W Mullins A Thornton 25/126.00
15 636 White, Purple hoop and sleeves Y A Bon (IRE) 22
6 11-4 M Hill Hadden Frost 33/134.00
16 6351 Dark blue, red stars, halved sleeves, red cap Dormello Mo (FR) 109
4 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 123 13/82.62
17 9 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE collar and sleeves, BLACK and LIGHT BLUE check cap Catch The Katt 83
7 10-11 b1 N R Mitchell D Crosse 250/1251.00
Non runners
1P/24-10Benefits Well (IRE)711-11B G PowellBrendan Powell
25-311Royal Player511-11P J HobbsR Johnson
33-32122Algernon Pazham (IRE)511-4N A Twiston-DaviesSam Twiston-Davies125
1800Langarve Lass (IRE)510-11N P MulhollandN D Fehily

Verdict

Royal Player and Algernon Pazham were both engaged at Warwick yesterday but would have a decent chance if lining up here. The latter is probably the form pick on his defeat of Silsol at Leicester in December, though the runner-up has been beaten twice since and Paul Nicholls should know where he stands with DORMELLO MO. The four-year-old caused a bit of a surprise at Strasbourg in October but obviously showed enough for new connections to buy him out of Waldemar Himmel's yard and he won't fail through lack of fitness. Arthur's Oak is the type to improve with experience and Unowhatimeanharry has ability but still tends to pull a little too hard.