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13:10 Exeter

Bathwick Tyres Handicap Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,400 added
  • Winner: £2,859
  • 2nd: £840
  • 3rd: £420
  • 4th: £210
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 48.84s
  • Off Time: 13:11:29
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Red, white chevrons, black sleeves, white stars, royal blue cap
10/1
  • Form 136/6P-3
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 115

held up in rear, headway to get in behind leaders 6th, weakened soon after next, eased, tailed off

2
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 0/454-P7
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 111

led until 2nd, chased leader until after next, stayed in 3rd until ridden and outpaced after 4 out, tailed off

3
Silk - Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds
  • Form 4/444
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 111

jumped left, with leader, led 2nd, went left and headed 4th, chased winner after, jumped left final 3, challenged towards finish, always held

4
Silk - Emerald Green and Royal Blue (quartered), Maroon sleeves and cap
  • Form 9FF-372
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 100

in touch, headway to 3rd 4 out, ridden and outpaced before 3 out, stayed in 3rd, no chance when went badly left last

6
Silk - EMERALD GREEN and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap
5/1
  • Form F4/3-863
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 94

tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3rd, led next, driven and stayed on gamely flat

7
Silk - White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red and White striped cap
14/1
  • Form F5/P96-8
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 90

tracked leading trio, dropped to rear 6th, went modest 4th again after 4 out

5
NR
  • Form 4-078
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 100

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

It's a while since City Theatre showed any worthwhile for though he has fallen to an attractive mark as has Hohlethelonely, who showed a bit more in first-time blinkers at Bangor before Christmas. Small Fly was well beaten in a seller at Leicester on Wednesday and Pipe Banner hasn't raced since May so this could be a good opportunity for OFF THE GROUND. Emma Lavelle's son of Oscar is lightly raced and his latest fourth behind Ballyrock came in above-average maiden hurdle at Hereford - this may well be less competitive.

Formwatch

Pipe Banner 9-1 (11-5) Mid-division, in touch 5th, outpaced after 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and stayed on to chase leading pair before bypassed last, never on terms, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Kylenoe Fairy (10-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gf in May.

City Theatre (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Pressed leader, lost place approaching 6th, behind when mistake next, tailed off, 7th of 11, well behind Christopher Wren (11-2) at Leicester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Dec.

Off The Ground (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway on inner 4 out, in 4th and no impression from 2 out, 4th of 15, 6l behind Ballyrock (11-0) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Dec.

Small Fly (IRE) 17-2 (10-12) Tracked leaders, joined leader after 6th, led 2 out (usual 3 out), ridden and headed after last (usual 2 out), no impression flat, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Ministerofinterior (10-11) at Leicester 2m 4f sll hdl (5) gd in Dec.

Hohlethelonely 15-2 (10-11) Tracked leaders, led 8th, headed 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Radmores Revenge (11-2) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.

Pearl (IRE) 50-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 6th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 8th of 13, 47l behind Black Mac (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Dec.

Bariolo (FR) 80-1 (10-12) Settled towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 31l behind Trip The Light (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Dec.