• 13:50 Betfair Graduation Chase2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.90s
  • Off time: 13:50:46
13:50 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Torphichen 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13/113-F PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Royal Charm (FR) 13
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-7 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 145 4/71.57
2 31-3746 EMERALD GREEN and RED diabolo, WHITE sleeves, EMERALD GREEN diamonds, WHITE cap, RED diamond Torphichen 26
Distance Winner
6 11-7 p A King Wayne Hutchinson 138 4/15.00
3 31P2-3P Dark Blue and Yellow stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap Rougham 27
5 11-4 P J Hobbs R Johnson 135 5/16.00
4 1447-23 Maroon, Yellow cross belts, Yellow cap Cool Friend (IRE) 26
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 J Scott T J O'Brien 119 12/113.00


It was a surprise to see ROYAL CHARM come to grief at the Pond fence at Sandown last time as he'd jumped well up to that point. Paul Nicholls' charge, already successful twice over C&D, is favoured by the weights in this and should get back to winning ways. Rougham can be a dangerous opponent if allowed to dominate but his jumping becomes suspect under pressure and he was pulled up at Ascot last month. Torphichen has proved a versatile performer but sometimes gives the impression he's saving a little for himself. He was tried in a visor last time but the headgear is dispensed with again here and he's one to be wary of. Cool Friend is back over fences after a couple of runs over timber but has plenty to find at the weights today.