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15:30 Exeter

Bathwick Tyres Beginners' Chase (Class 4)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 55.22s
  • Off Time: 15:30:31
  • 7 Ran
1
125/1
  • Form: 6096P-7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: A E Jones
  • Jockey: Gary Derwin

held up in 5th, weakened 8th, soon behind, tailed off 11th, pulled up soon after

2
4/1
  • Form: 31153-6
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 133
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: Nick Scholfield

made all, ridden clear after 2 out, stayed on well flat

3

Here's Herbie

19 t BFCD
14/1
  • Form: 2116-54
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: Mrs S Gardner
  • Jockey: Lucy Gardner

raced wide in last pair, struggling and no chance in poor 6th when fell 4 out

4
16/1
  • Form: 210U-35
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 114
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Jockey: D A Jacob

took keen hold, held up in last pair, blundered 3rd, went 3rd before 4 out, no chance with leading duo and head high when went right next

5
25/1
  • Form: 615-P45
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Official Rating: 116
  • Trainer: D W P Arbuthnot
  • Jockey: Tom Cannon

chased leading pair, went 2nd 7th until before 4 out, weakened approaching 3 out, poor 4th when went right 2 out

6

Whisper (FR)

271 D
2/5
  • Form: 331211-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • Trainer: N J Henderson
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville

tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd at 11th, 2nd before 4 out, not fluent next, ridden and held from 2 out

7
  • Form: 2512P-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7
  • Official Rating: 128
  • Trainer: M Keighley
  • Jockey: Tom Bellamy

jumped left, chased winner until 7th, chased leading pair until 11th, weakened soon after

In depth

Verdict

WHISPER is the best of these over hurdles and won the Grade 1 Stayers Hurdle at Aintree when last at the track. He's taken to make a winning start over fences. Ceasar Milan should finish closer with a chasing debut at Newbury under his belt and Flementime should also have come on from her first start over fences at Doncaster. Dual hurdles winner Here's Herbie is preferred to fellow chase debutants Third Act and Westaway.

Formwatch

Brogeen Boy (IRE) 13-2 (10-4) Hampered 1st, behind, outpaced when mistake 2 out (usual 3 out), soon weakened, 7th of 10, 45l behind Aristocracy (10-10) at Wincanton 2m cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Nov.

Ceasar Milan (IRE) 7-2 (11-8) Tracked leading pair until not fluent and lost place 12th, rallied approaching 4 out, pushed along before next, weakened 2 out, 6th of 8, well behind Ned Stark (11-5) at Newbury 2m 6f nov hcap ch (3) sft in Nov.

Here's Herbie 5-2fav (11-4) Tracked leader, lost place 4th, switched outside 4 out, mistake next, ridden and no impression before 2 out, stayed on to take modest 4th approaching last, 4th of 6, 20l behind Lightentertainment (11-4) at Lingfield 2m 3f (3) hvy in Dec.

Third Act (IRE) 40-1 (11-0) Mistake 1st, held up last, hit 6th, 4th after 3 out until weakened before next, behind and eased, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Vyta Du Roc (11-7) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hdl G2 (1) sft in Dec.

Westaway (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Held up in rear, headway under pressure approaching 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 16l behind Cup Final (11-6) at Sandown 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) sft in Dec.

Whisper (FR) 4-1 (11-7) Sweating, tracked leaders, not always fluent, closed before 3 out, led last, driven flat, held on well, won at Aintree 3m hdl G1 (1) gs in Apr beating At Fishers Cross (11-7) by 1l, 7 ran.

Flementime (IRE) 7-2 (10-8) Held up 4th and last, driven 5 out, ridden to take 3rd before next, plugged on to dispute moderate 2nd 2 out, weakened flat, 3rd of 4, 37l behind Un Ace (11-7) at Doncaster 2m 3f nov chs (4) gs in Nov.