Exeter

  • 13:05 Somerset Long Barn Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 32.90s
  • Off time: 13:06:00
13:05 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st San Marino (FR) 25/1
2nd Song Sung Blue (IRE) 11/10
3rd Four Strong Winds (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Aztec Treasure (NZ) 10
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (5) 50/151.00
2 646/P LIGHT BLUE, WHITE spots, armlets and cap Fly Direct (IRE) 17
6 10-12 J D Frost Hadden Frost (3) 99 20/121.00
3 6-3 Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Four Strong Winds (IRE) 17
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 7/24.50
4 60 Yellow, royal blue chevrons and armlets, white cap, royal blue diamond Magical Maybe (IRE) 16
4 10-12 M Sheppard D R Dennis 100/1101.00
5 033/ Light Blue, Black hoop and sleeves, check cap San Marino (FR) 576
6 10-12 M J Coombe Mrs M Roberts (7) 110 25/126.00
6 4322P-2 Black, Red spots, armlets and cap Song Sung Blue (IRE) 16
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 115 11/102.10
7 1-F BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap There's No Panic (IRE) 33
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 9/43.25
8 0-0 Dark Green, Pink disc Tribunel 208
5 10-12 K C Bailey T Siddall 100/1101.00
9 369-0 Pink, Maroon stars, Mauve sleeves, Maroon stars, Mauve cap, Maroon stars Guydus (IRE) 15
5 10-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 33/134.00
10 47 Maroon, grey hoops, maroon sleeves, grey cap Miss Saffron 10
6 10-5 Mrs S Gardner Byron Moorcroft (5) 100/1101.00
11 97/9-6 Royal Blue, Red triple diamond, Red and Royal Blue striped sleeves, quartered cap Roaming West (IRE) 21
6 10-5 C J Down C Honour (3) 100/1101.00

Verdict

Four Strong Winds looks the pick of Jonjo O'Neill's two runners ahead of Aztec Treasure but he may have to settle for minor honours behind THERE'S NO PANIC. The son of Presenting created a favourable impression when making a winning debut for Paul Nicholls in a Fontwell bumper in April before falling early on when making his first start over hurdles at the same venue last month. He looks worth another chance in what seems a relatively weak novices' hurdle by the track¿s standards. Colin Tizzard's Song Sung Blue has run some decent races in defeat in bumpers and over hurdles and would not be winning out of turn were he to oblige, having found just one too good in three of his last four starts. French import San Marino has shown improved form of late and has to be considered but a bigger threat is likely to come from Four Strong Winds. Jonjo O'Neill's gelding stepped up from his only start in a bumper when a close third behind Royal Charm over course and distance earlier this month but a better bet looks to be There's No Panic.