• 15:40 totepool Mobile Best Mate Novices' Limited Handicap Chase2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £7,596 2nd £2,244 3rd £1,122 4th £562
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 15.15s
  • Off time: 15:40:50
15:40 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Red Riverman 10/1
2nd The Italian Yob (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/2P7- YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Funny Star 185
Distance Winner
5 11-5 t P F Nicholls D A Jacob 132 10/111.00
2 12/211P- Royal Blue, Pink hoop Barrakilla (IRE) 227
6 11-3 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 130 3/14.00
3 13114-5 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow cap Annacotty (IRE) 21
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 M Keighley Ian Popham 127 9/43.25
4 4/U3126- Emerald green, white star, armlets and star on cap The Italian Yob (IRE) 227
Course and Distance Winner
5 10-11 Nick Williams N D Fehily 124 11/43.75
5 7363-12 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Red Riverman 16
Distance Winner
5 10-9 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 122 10/111.00
6 691320- Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap Flaming Charmer (IRE) 206
5 10-5 t C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 115 7/18.00


Funny Star hasn't really sparkled since arriving in this country but may do better over fences. This looks much too sharp for Annacotty, though he was sent off favourite for a decent handicap at Chepstow on his reappearance so had obviously been showing something at home. Red Riverman won at Ffos Las before finishing second at Huntingdon but that form may not be good enough to win this. THE ITALIAN YOB didn't get home over 2m4f in a Listed handicap over hurdles at Sandown in March but at least finished the course, unlike Barrakilla who was pulled up. This is more his trip and, as he looks a real chasing type, is given the chance to open his account over the larger obstacles today as Flaming Charmer could be aiming a little too high in this grade.