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14:15 Exeter

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  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 175y
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,416 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £350
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 21.90s
  • Off Time: 14:15:37
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
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1
Silk - Dark green and white diamonds, white sleeves
9/4
  • Form 6631
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 120

tracked leaders, mistake 5th, soon lost place but stayed in touch, closed before 3 out, 2nd from next, led last, stayed on well to draw clear flat

2
Silk - Light Blue, Black sleeves, Mauve cap, Purple spots
  • Form 216321
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 118

led, clear briefly before 2nd, headed after 4th, weakened before 3 out, mistake 2 out

3
Silk - Dark blue, light blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, light blue star
  • Form 0-2PPF8
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 117

held up, closed on outside 2nd, effort after not fluent 5th, mistake and no extra 2 out

4
Silk - White and orange check, royal blue sleeves, orange and white check cap
  • Form 49-3337
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 109

held up, closed 5th, 2nd before 3 out until 2 out, 3rd and beaten when mistake last, no extra

5
Silk - Yellow, dark green seams, chevrons on sleeves, dark green cap

Midnight Midge

59 h BF
3/1
  • Form 9-34816
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 107

chased leader, led after 4th, mistake 5th, joined 2 out, headed last, no extra flat

6
Silk - Dark blue, white spots, white and dark blue halved sleeves, dark blue cap
9/1
  • Form 5733
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 115

held up in last, headway on inside 4th, lost place 3 out, no extra next

In depth

Verdict

Field Exhibition beat two rivals in a higher grade at Musselburgh last month but that was over 3m and this may not play to his strengths. The Kings Baby also needs further but Midnight Midge won over 2m at Wincanton on Boxing Day and makes more appeal than Mere Anarchy and the four-year-old Karakoram. SMARTY WILD was a 20/1 chance when successful at Ludlow but beat a previous winner and, with probably more to come, can make a winning start in handicaps.

Formwatch

Smarty Wild 20-1 (11-3) Mid-division, headway from 4 out, closed 3 out, switched left before last, led flat, stayed on well, won at Ludlow 2m (4) gs in Feb beating Chambard (11-9) by 3/4l, 15 ran.

Field Exhibition (IRE) 10-11fav (11-7) Prominent, led 3rd, drew clear after last, easily, won at Musselburgh 3m hcp (3) gd in Feb beating Sarvi (10-0) by 11l, 3 ran.

The Kings Baby (IRE) 18-1 (11-6) Tracked leaders, challenged 3 out, driven and every chance flat, stayed on, just held, 8th of 9, 16 3/4l behind Dinos Benefit (11-12) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp (3) gs in Feb.

Mere Anarchy (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Went 2nd after 2f, led 9f out until 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 6 3/4l behind Le Torrent (9-11) at Kempton 2m hcp (5) pol in Feb.

Midnight Midge 4-1jfav (11-9) Close up, hampered 1st, led 5 out, headed before 2 out, weakened run-in, 6th of 15, 14 1/4l behind Texan Nomad (11-0) at Wincanton 1m 7f hcp (4) gd in Jan.

Karakoram 9-1 (10-7) Held up on inside, headway to chase leaders 3 out, stayed on into 3rd after last, never a threat, 3rd of 9, 8 1/2l behind Alrightjack (11-2) at Lingfield 2m mdn (4) sft in Feb.