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14:10 Exeter

Ijf & Murray Volkswagen Conditionals' Selling Handicap Hdle (Class 5)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 25.10s
  • Off Time: 14:10:51
  • 9 Ran
2nd
Silk -
12/1

    1
    Silk - WHITE, BLACK diamond, DARK BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK cap

    Mirant

    6 v D
    12/1
    • Form FF7745
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-12
    • Official Rating 90

    held up in touch, progress 3 out, soon ridden, went 2nd last, no extra

    2
    Silk - Emerald Green, Dark Blue chevron and armlets, White cap
    13/2
    • Form 65554-7
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-8
    • Official Rating 91

    always towards rear

    3
    Silk - Purple and Grey check, Grey sleeves and cap
    5/2
    • Form 8411-63
    • Age 6
    • Weight 11-6
    • Official Rating 89

    held up, some headway and effort 3 out, one pace after

    4
    Silk - Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap
    • Form 45-667S
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-10
    • Official Rating 79

    led until 2nd, prominent, ridden after 7th, every chance next, weakened approaching last

    5
    Silk - Emerald Green, Black stripe, Emerald Green sleeves, Black stars
    20/1
    • Form 0160-97
    • Age 11
    • Weight 10-5
    • Official Rating 74

    mid-division, headway and blundered 5th, remained close up, ridden and every chance 3 out, kept on same pace

    6
    Silk - Pink, Black cross belts, Black sleeves, Pink armlets, White cap

    Barum Belle

    12 vt
    20/1
    • Form 89/85P-P
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-1
    • Official Rating 70

    tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 3 out

    7
    Silk - Yellow, Light Blue hoop, hooped sleeves, White cap
    • Form 052264
    • Age 9
    • Weight 10-1
    • Official Rating 70

    held up, headway approaching 3 out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead approaching last, ridden out

    8
    Silk - Yellow, Royal Blue triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Yellow cap, Royal Blue diamond
    7/1
    • Form 325775
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-1
    • Official Rating 70

    led 2nd, ridden approaching 3 out, headed approaching last, one pace flat

    10
    Silk - Yellow, Dark Green stars, Yellow sleeves
    • Form 964B68-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 62

    hit 1st, held up, headway 5th, ridden after 7th, weakened before next

    9
    NR
    • Form 1R/P0P0-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-0
    • Official Rating 64

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    My Retraet, Brochrua and Sgt Pepper are three against the field in a competitive opener and the narrow vote is given to Brochrua. The selection was a fair third behind Blandings Castle last time out, that form has since been franked and under similar conditions and off the same mark here he will be hard to beat. My Retreat rates the main danger on his latest fourth behind Dizzy Future but the drop in trip has to be a concern. Sgt Pepper hails from a yard in form but ran as if in the handicappers grip last time and is past over with this in mind. Mirant has the ability to go close but does not always ordain to use it. Of the others Tayani has dropped to a handy mark but has shown very little of late and for the winner we are happy to return to Brochrua.

    Formwatch

    Mirant 25-1 (10-6) Led, clear 3rd to 7th, headed after 3 out, weakened quickly, 5th of 8, 43l behind Proprioception (10-12) at Hereford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Sept.

    Sgt Pepper (IRE) 7-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 7th of 8, 30l behind Harry Potter (11-9) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf in Sept.

    Brochrua (IRE) 5-2 (10-13) Held up towards rear, ridden approaching 3 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 7, 24l behind Blandings Castle (10-0) at N Abbot 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gf in Aug.

    Island Warrior (IRE) 16-1 (11-3) Led, headed 3rd, remained prominent, not fluent 5th, ridden to challange 4 out, weakened next, last of 7, well behind Snob Wells (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f cnd sll hdl (5) gf in Aug.

    Barum Belle 66-1 (10-5) Chased leaders until weakened quickly approaching 5th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out in race won by Key Phil (10-2) at Worcester 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Sept, 11 ran.

    My Retreat (USA) 11-2 (10-1) In rear, pushed along 5th, stayed on from after 3 out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 16, 11l behind Dizzy Future (10-5) at Stratford 2m 6f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in Sept.

    Tianyi (IRE) 7-1 (11-1) Prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened 2 out, 5th of 12, 22l behind Lojo (10-6) at Fontwell 2m 2f sll hcp hdl (5) gf in Sept.

    Redneck Girl (IRE) 66-1 (10-2) Held up, lost touch 6th, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind High Hope (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Apr.