Exeter

  • 14:15 EBF Stallions 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 1.60s
  • Off time: 14:15:40
14:15 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Robinsfirth (IRE) 15/2
2nd One For The Guv'nr (IRE) 7/2
3rd Hello George (IRE) 8/11

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 321-13 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Hello George (IRE) 31
Beaten FavouriteDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 129 8/111.73
2 7 Red and Royal Blue diamonds, Grey sleeves and cap Acadian (FR) 22
4 10-12 N J Hawke Mr L Drowne (7) 100/1101.00
3 2/453- Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Bar A Mine (FR) 264
5 10-12 A King Paul Moloney 33/134.00
4 0-8 Purple, pink star, armlets and stars on cap Bo's Return 30
4 10-12 Tim Vaughan Alan Johns (7) 200/1201.00
5 233-2 Dark green, beige cross belts and sleeves, beige and dark green striped cap Dancing Shadow (IRE) 20
5 10-12 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 12/113.00
6 80-9P Red, black hoop, black and red check sleeves and cap Darloa (IRE) 15
5 10-12 V R A Dartnall Aidan Coleman 150/1151.00
7 604 ORANGE, BROWN hoop, BROWN sleeves, ORANGE armlets, BROWN cap Dunnicks Skipper 12
6 10-12 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (5) 66/167.00
8 4-16 Black, Red disc, sleeves and cap Horace Hazel 19
Course and Distance Winner
5 10-12 A J Honeyball Rachael Green 20/121.00
9 45 Pink, royal blue epaulets, royal blue cap King's Song (FR) 27
4 10-12 David Dennis Nick Scholfield 100/1101.00
10 U3-5 Dark Blue, White cross belts, White cap, Dark Blue star Mount Prospex (IRE) 12
5 10-12 T Dennis Kieron Edgar (5) 100/1101.00
11 121- Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap One For The Guv'nr (IRE) 239
Distance Winner
5 10-12 N J Henderson David Bass 7/24.50
12 1/4- Red, dark blue spots and armlets Robinsfirth (IRE) 398
5 10-12 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 15/28.50
13 374-000 Red, White triple diamond, Dark Blue sleeves, Red cap, White diamond Rough Fighter (USA) 30
5 10-12 h N P Mulholland James Banks (3) 200/1201.00
14 1/7 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Sivron (IRE) 55
6 10-12 t1 D Pipe C O'Farrell 66/167.00
15 F2-1 Pink and Yellow diamonds, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue cap The Doom Bar (IRE) 216
5 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 20/121.00
16 26-66 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Theunnamedsoldier 25
6 10-12 N J Hawke James Best 50/151.00
17 2- Royal blue and yellow (quartered), royal blue sleeves, yellow spots, royal blue cap Work In Progress (IRE) 236
4 10-12 D Skelton Harry Skelton 25/126.00
18 6 White, red stripe, red sleeves, white armlets, red cap Redanna (IRE) 44
5 10-5 R Walford Felix de Giles 100/1101.00

Verdict

One For The Guv'Nr won two of his three starts in bumpers last season and is an interesting recruit to hurdling. Dancing Shadow was second on his hurdling debut at Uttoxeter but was beaten 20 lengths and he's likely to need more here. Bar A Mine, Horace Hazel and Robinsfirth are all worth monitoring while Sivron, The Doom Bar and Work In Progress have all shown promise in point-to-points. But it's going to take a decent performance to prevent HELLO GEORGE (NAP) getting back to winning ways. He made a bold bid to give 7lb to the potentially smart Jollyallan and King's Tempest here last month and the winner has franked the form since.