Exeter

  • 15:30 Burts Hand Fried Potato Chips Novices' Chase2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 40.30s
  • Off time: 15:30:47
15:30 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Darna 85/40
2nd Mush Mir (IRE) 15/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 611-01P DARK BLUE and YELLOW (halved), DARK BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap Darna 103
6 11-5 t K C Bailey J M Maguire 131 85/403.12
2 11131 Purple, Yellow hoops Mush Mir (IRE) 80
Distance Winner
5 11-5 b N J Henderson J McGrath (5) 134 15/82.88
3 S257- Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Dark Green sleeves How's D Strawboss (IRE) 413
7 10-12 A Sadik Lee Edwards (3) 100/1101.00
4 P/1P3-P4 Crazy Quilt Nobunaga 15
7 10-12 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (5) 121 14/115.00
5 111/0-43 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Qaspal (FR) 15
Distance Winner
8 10-12 P J Hobbs A P McCoy 2/13.00
6 866-FUF Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check sleeves Ronnie Ronalde (IRE) 30
7 10-12 t1 Nick Mitchell Nick Scholfield 66/167.00
7 0P-0453 Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle, quartered cap The Clyda Rover (IRE) 53
8 10-12 p Mrs H R J Nelmes C J Davies (7) 125/1126.00

Verdict

Qaspal hasn't shown a great deal in two runs over fences since returning from a lay-off, though was clear of Nobunaga at Hereford recently, so the one to beat here is probably MUSH MIR. Already successful three times over hurdles, he made all to score on his chasing bow at Warwick on New Year's Eve despite showing signs of inexperience. That will have taught him plenty and he can defy his penalty. Darna won at Lingfield in November but was then pulled up at Ludlow the following month and hasn't been seen since - he is best watched today.