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15:20 Exeter

Thurlestone Hotel Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class E)

  • 16 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 6f 110y
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
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Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 48.00s
  • 16 Ran
1
Silk - Red, White sleeves, Black spots, Black cap
  • Form 1R-P4U
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12

held up last, headway before 6th, ridden 3 out, ran on from 2 out, nearest finish

2
Silk - White, Light Blue cross belts, White cap, Red spots
8/1
  • Form 5215-34
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12

held up in touch, headway approaching 6, ridden and switched left approaching 3 out, weakened 2 out, eased

3
Silk - Purple, Yellow spots, Purple sleeves
  • Form 223231
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-11

held up last, ridden and some headway 6th, weakened 3 out

4
Silk - MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form 00P-3PP
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8

mid-division, ridden 7th, weakened 3 out

5
Silk - Dark Blue, Grey and Light Blue check sleeves
  • Form 04-0552
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8

prominent, headway after 7th, ridden 3 out, weakened 2 out

6
Silk - DARK BLUE, PINK epaulets and star on cap
  • Form 1UUP-33
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-7

mid-division, headway before 5th, chased leader 6th, every chance and ridden approaching 3 out, weakened last

7
Silk - Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap
  • Form 05-300
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7

prominent, reminders 4th, weakened 7th

8
Silk - Red and Royal Blue diabolo, White sleeves, Red cap
  • Form 50-4P0
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4

mid-division, ridden 6th, soon weakened

9
Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow disc, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap
33/1
  • Form 1/003-PF
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-3

led to 1st, led before 5th, ridden 2 out, stayed on well from approaching last

10
Silk - Pink, Emerald Green disc, hooped sleeves, Pink cap
  • Form 0P-4322
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0

held up in mid-division, ridden approaching 5th, one pace

11
Silk - Black and white (quartered), white sleeves and cap
  • Form 553122
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

led after 1st to before 5th, ridden and soon weakened, pulled up before 3 out

12
Silk - YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE cross belts, sleeves and cap
  • Form 505/0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-8

held up towards rear, ridden 6th, soon tailed off, pulled up before 3 out

13
Silk - Grey, Maroon chevrons and armlets, quartered cap
25/1
  • Form 0-34300
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-3

chased leaders, hit and hampered 5th, ridden 7th, one pace

14
Silk - White, Emerald Green chevron, Royal Blue sleeves and cap
33/1
  • Form 0U0-0
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-1

prominent, chased leaders 4th, ridden and weakened 6th

15
Silk - Royal Blue, Royal Blue and Orange check sleeves and check cap
50/1
  • Form 640/050-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-0

held up last, ridden approaching 5th, soon weakened, tailed off and pulled up before 3 out

16
Silk - BLACK, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, ROYAL BLUE cap, WHITE spots
  • Form 00P/0
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-0

always behind, tailed off and pulled lup before 3 out

In depth

Verdict

A wide open handicap hurdle here with many in form rivals in opposition including Keep Smiling, Irishkawa Bellevue and Glacial Evening and we will side with Keep Smiling. The gelding from the Venitia Williams yard was a fair third behind Gallant Eye last time and off the same mark here he will be hard to beat if he can reproduce that effort. Irishkawa Bellevue has been in good form of late and was a good second behind Count Tony last time. However he ran as if in the handicappers grip and for that reason he is opposed. Glacial Evening is also worthy of respect he was a fair second behind Here Comes Harry last time and he is still lightly raced so he could go well. Sandywell George won well last time out when defeating Fullards but he will find this harder under his penalty, but in a tight handicap we are happy to side with Keep Smiling.