Exeter

  • 15:55 Sam Loughridge Diamond Edge Handicap Hurdle2m 7f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 35.10s
  • Off time: 15:55:27
15:55 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orion Express 4/1
2nd Paddys Honour (IRE) 4/1
3rd Patrixbourne 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 54/PP36- Dark blue, white braces, dark blue sleeves, white spots, striped cap Charlottes Webb (IRE) 21
Distance Winner
7 11-12 Miss Tor Sturgis R Flint (3) 100 12/113.00
2 376634- DARK BLUE, YELLOW cross belts, collar and cuffs, striped cap Paddys Honour (IRE) 29
Beaten Favourite
6 11-10 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 98 4/15.00
3 86U88- White, Dark Blue cross belts, White and Red check sleeves, Red cap Southfield Hall (IRE) 32
5 11-2 b1 N P Mulholland D A Jacob 90 40/141.00
4 8P503-P Light Blue, White sash, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and Dark Blue hooped cap Estuary House (IRE) 8
6 11-1 t1 M S Tuck J Mogford 89 66/167.00
5 70P0P-4 Beige, Brown seams, Beige sleeves, Brown cap Lyrical Chant (IRE) 15
5 10-13 J Scott T Scudamore 87 10/111.00
6 808/P26- Maroon, White hollow box, halved sleeves, quartered cap Floradorado 30
7 10-8 P F Nicholls Harry Skelton (3) 82 3/14.00
7 870P20- Light Blue and Yellow check, Orange and Black hooped sleeves and cap Patrixbourne 21
6 10-6 b C P Morlock Gerard Tumelty (3) 80 20/121.00
8 570099- Red, Black hoops, Red sleeves, White armlets Orion Express 24
8 10-6 Mrs S Gardner Aidan Coleman 80 4/15.00
9 F/0P9U0- Yellow, Orange disc Mickey Pearce (IRE) 39
7 10-6 J G M O'Shea J W Farrelly (3) 80 33/134.00
10 43P/P29- Black, pink hoop, white sleeves, pink and white hooped cap Miss Merenda 20
8 10-0 b1 J F Panvert P J Brennan 73 8/19.00
11 940533- Yellow, Mauve epaulets, armlets and star on cap Tanktastic 47
7 10-0 p R Fielder T Messenger 71 15/28.50

Verdict

Floradorado is bound to be popular with backers being trained by Paul Nicholls and has every chance on the form shown when chasing home Quaddick Lake at Taunton two starts ago but he disappointed at Plumpton last time and a safer option looks to be the consistent PADDYS HONOUR, who is preferred to Miss Merenda. The last mentioned was beaten a long way out at Fontwell last time but had run well at the same venue the time before and on that showing he has every chance. Tanktastic has run creditably in his last two starts but faces no easy task from 3lbs out of the weights proper, while at the other end of the handicap Charlottes Webb may struggle to give weight away all round. Patrixbourne has run well enough in two starts in handicaps to be given a chance here but it is Paddys Honour that gets the vote. The six-year-old has shown improved form since being sent handicapping by Philip Hobbs and he looks worth siding with here having been dropped 2lbs since his most recent start.