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14:20 Exeter

Billy Williams Memorial Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 110y
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,500 added
  • Winner: £2,274
  • 2nd: £668
  • 3rd: £334
  • 4th: £167
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 7.17s
  • Off Time: 14:20:15
  • 8 Ran
1
Silk - Pale Blue, Campbell Tartan hooped sleeves, Royal Blue  cap
  • Form 4/2PU-7P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

in touch, pushed along and headway before 6th, led next, driven and joined 3 out, headed next, lost 2nd and no further impression

2
Silk - Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap
  • Form 407-121
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 100

chased leaders, went 2nd after 4 out, ridden and dropped to 3rd briefly before next, led 2 out, driven clear and stayed on well from last

3
Silk - Light Green, Royal Blue cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap
8/1
  • Form 6216-3P
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-11
  • Official Rating 99

chased leaders, ridden and outpaced 4 out

4
Silk - Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap
  • Form P30555
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 97

held up in last pair, headway approaching 6th, chased leaders 4 out, went 2nd before 3 out until 3 out, chased winner from 2 out, no impression

5
Silk - Light Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, quartered cap
  • Form 744349-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 95

held up in last pair, not fluent 2nd, ridden 4th, srtruggling before 6th, tailed off 4 out, blundered 2 out

6
Silk - Turquoise Blue, Scarlet hoops, striped sleeves, White cap
25/1
  • Form UP6760
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 92

chased leader until 6th, weakened and behind next, tailed off

8
Silk - Pale blue, cherry spots, blue cap
9/2
  • Form P500-04
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 87

led, headed 7th, chased leader, not fluent next, driven before 4 out, lost 2nd after 4 out, stayed on same pace and no impression before next

9
Silk - Maroon, Blue hoop, Black sleeves, Gold cap
  • Form 446-P53
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-5
  • Official Rating 79

behind when fell 3rd

7
NR

Mr Redwood

21 D
  • Form 5-55F85
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-2
  • Official Rating 90

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

After disappointing at Ludlow, MISSION COMPLETE bounced back to winning ways under in-form amateur Alan Berry over 2m6f here last month. He had to be hard ridden to get the verdict that day and is 4lb higher now but there doesn't look to be anything among today's opposition likely to cause him too many problems. The ex-Irish Old Magic is probably most interesting stepping up in distance as all of Sea Saffron's wins have come over fences and he ran no sort of race when pulled up at Hereford last month.

Formwatch

Not So Prudent (IRE) 50-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, mistake 6th, lost place 7th, jumped slowly 9th, well behind 13th, tailed off 5 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Penny Max (11-3) at Newbury 3m nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft in Dec, 10 ran.

Mission Complete (IRE) 4-1 (11-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, headway before 3 out, soon ridden, switched right after last to rail, kept on to lead close home, won at Exeter 2m 5f 4yo Am hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Dec beating Royal Chatelier (10-11) by 1/2l, 9 ran.

Sea Saffron 10-1 (11-6) Mid-division, soon in rear, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Strongbows Legend (11-3) at Hereford 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Dec, 12 ran.

Old Magic (IRE) 16-1 (11-11) In touch, pushed along before 4 out, soon outpaced, plugged on again before 2 out, 5th of 17, 11l behind Mac Beattie (11-3) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Nov.

Lost Two Stars (IRE) 16-1 (10-7) In touch, ridden and weakened from 3 out, 9th of 14, well behind Flying Award (10-11) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Apr.

All For Eve 200-1 (10-12) Always in rear, blundered 4th, tailed off, 12th of 14, 46l behind Moorland Sunset (10-12) at Exeter 2m 1f NH nov hdl 4-6yo (4) sft in Dec.

Seymour Eric 14-1 (11-4) Held up mid-division, went 4th 2 out, pushed along before, no impression, 4th of 16, 22l behind Ukrainian Star (11-7) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.

Dolores Ortiz (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, kept on from 2 out, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Halucha (11-10) at Ludlow 2m 5f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.

Mr Redwood 25-1 (11-8) Always behind, tailed off from 4 out, 5th of 16, 46l behind Ukrainian Star (11-7) at Hereford 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft in Dec.