• 14:40 Jack Fletcher Beginners' Chase2m 1f 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 16.80s
  • Off time: 14:40:37
14:40 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Valdez 7/4
2nd The Italian Yob (IRE) 5/2
3rd Billy Dutton 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 15831-F Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Billy Dutton 9
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-1 C J Down J M Davies 120 12/113.00
2 400/P2-1 Grey, Mauve chevron, Mauve cap Gingers Reflection 191
7 11-1 t1 C J Gray Mr J Park (7) 50/151.00
3 171F-20 Pink, royal blue triple diamond, striped sleeves and star on cap Key To Milan 17
Distance Winner
7 11-1 pt C J Down Giles Hawkins (3) 50/151.00
4 2223P-3 Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Ohio Gold (IRE) 21
7 11-1 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 134 2/13.00
5 1F23/UP- DARK GREEN, YELLOW sash Roman Conquest 269
9 11-1 J W Mullins A Thornton 115 33/134.00
7 U3126-2 Emerald green, white star, armlets and star on cap The Italian Yob (IRE) 22
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-1 Nick Williams R Johnson 125 5/23.50
8 171302- Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap Valdez 210
6 11-1 A King R Thornton 135 7/42.75
9 7542/F-2 Beige, Maroon Cross of Lorraine and diamond on cap Wise Hawk 168
Beaten Favourite
8 11-1 Miss J Du Plessis James Best (3) 66/167.00
Non runners
60/5541-2Royal Guardsman (IRE)611-1Ali StrongeJack Doyle124


Ohio Gold was third in a Listed handicap at the Cheltenham Festival in March but the fact that he is still seeking a first victory over fences after six attempts has to be something of a worry. VALDEZ won twice over hurdles last season, both times on soft ground. He's sure to have been well schooled ahead of his chasing debut and can outpace The Italian Yob, who did win over 2m1f over hurdles here last winter but gave the impression a longer trip would suit when second to Red Riverman over course and distance last month. Royal Guardsman had an entry yesterday at Huntingdon and the others will find easier opportunities in the future.