Exeter

  • 14:30 Finlake Holiday Park Novices' Selling Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £1,952 2nd £573 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 31.40s
  • Off time: 14:31:20
14:30 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rolanta (FR) 5/1
2nd Jewellery (IRE) 5/2
3rd Rhyton (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0 Dark blue, light blue stripe, light blue sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue and light blue quartered cap Phlorian 28
5 10-13 t Ian Browne J P O'farrell (3) 33/134.00
2 0 GREY and PINK diamonds, GREY sleeves, PINK spots, PINK cap, GREY diamond Resplendent Ace (IRE) 11
7 10-13 J K Price O Dayman (5) 12/113.00
3 379092 White, Dark Green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Dark Green diamond Robello 23
7 10-13 p J G M O'Shea C Wallis (7) 81 16/117.00
4 763092 Yellow, Black chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap Rhyton (IRE) 23
4 10-7 p D McCain Jnr J Kington (3) 95 3/14.00
5 0980P5 DARK GREEN, LIGHT GREEN stripe, striped sleeves, hooped cap Rolanta (FR) 6
6 10-6 J D Frost Hadden Frost 71 5/16.00
6 5 Royal Blue, White star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Emerald Glade (IRE) 18
4 10-0 M F Harris D Crosse 10/34.33
7 F Purple and Yellow diabolo, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple diamond Fraamtaaztiic 95
4 10-0 R J Hodges W P Kavanagh (3) 25/126.00
8 005524 Purple, large White spots, Purple sleeves, White spots and spots on cap Jewellery (IRE) 7
Beaten Favourite
4 10-0 t Mrs A M Thorpe J E Moore 87 5/23.50

Verdict

Jewellery is proving difficult to win with and Alison Thorpe's filly is probably worth taking on here with RHYTON. Donald McCain's gelding is no world-beater himself but got closer to Sun Tzu at Stratford last month than Alison Thorpe's filly did at Ffos Las a week ago and seems to have found his level now. Emerald Glade won twice on the Flat last year and, though well beaten on her hurdling debut at Ludlow, has more scope than her rivals and is preferred to Bangor second Robello of the remainder.