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14:40 Exeter

Jack Fletcher Memorial Mares' Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 2f 111y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 2.80s
  • Off Time: 14:42:45
  • 8 Ran
2nd
Silk -
16/1

    3rd
    Silk -
    40/1

      1
      Silk - Black, light green stars on sleeves, light green cap, white stars
      18/1
      • Form 1-
      • Age 4
      • Weight 10-10

      held up, behind from 6th, tailed off

      2
      Silk - Maroon, Yellow epaulets, armlets and star on cap
      • Form 3515
      • Age 5
      • Weight 10-10

      prominent, led 5th, headed 3 out, no extra last

      3
      Silk - Cerise, Royal Blue quartered cap
      16/1
      • Form 570-4
      • Age 6
      • Weight 10-10

      held up, closed from 4th, went 2nd after 6th, every chance 3 out, beaten before last, stayed on, flattered by proximity to winner

      4
      Silk - Red, White sleeves, Red and Grey quartered cap
      • Form 1/4-
      • Age 6
      • Weight 10-10

      led until 2nd, in touch, led 3 out, clear before last, eased towards finish

      5
      Silk - Red, dark blue seams, dark blue cap
      10/3
      • Form 434-
      • Age 5
      • Weight 10-10

      prominent on outside, pecked 3 out, not fluent and stayed on same pace from next

      6
      Silk - Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap
      66/1
      • Form 7/P61F-2
      • Age 8
      • Weight 10-10

      held up, closed after 3rd, lost place next, tailed off 3 out

      7
      Silk - Red and White check, White cap
      3/1
      • Form 246-
      • Age 5
      • Weight 10-10

      prominent on inside, led 2nd, jumped left and not fluent 4th, headed 5th, weakened before 3 out, tailed off

      8
      Silk - Black, Red stripe, halved sleeves, Red cap
      40/1
      • Form 8-465
      • Age 5
      • Weight 10-10

      held up in rear, headway after 6th, one pace 3 out, stayed on flat, flattered by proximity to winner

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      It's a year since Drumviredy made her debut under Rules at this meeting after arriving with winning form between the flags in Ireland. She didn't run very well but can be expected to leave that form behind very soon. Jully Les Buxy showed some potential in three bumpers at the turn of the year but the experience BELCANTO (NAP) gained over timber at Ffos Las can see her through this. A winning bumper at Fontwell, she was in touch when making a bad mistakes at the second last and lost all chance so compensation awaits. Mrsrobin has a smart pedigree and is one for the future while it's unusual to see a four-year-old filly winning a point-to-point so Arty Bella could be better than average.

      Formwatch

      Arty Bella 5-1 (10-0) In tch; prog 3 out; led last; r.o wl, won at Great Trethew 2m 4f mdn sft in Mar beating Applesolutely (10-0) by 2l, 7 ran.

      Belcanto (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, headway approaching 3 out, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 10 1/4l behind Clemency (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m mdn (4) gd in Oct.

      Bourdello 100-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, hung left 1st, lost place before 5th, well beaten after 7th, went 4th latter stages, 4th of 11, 24l behind Hollies Pearl (10-12) at Chepstow 2m 3f (4) gd in Oct.

      Drumviredy (IRE) 5-1fav (10-10) Chased leaders, 2nd before 4th until pushed along before 3 out, kept on same pace and no impression in 3rd, weakened into 4th near finish, 4th of 11, 25 1/2l behind Tara Point (10-10) at Exeter 2m 3f (4) hvy in Nov.

      Jully Les Buxy 4-1fav (11-2) Raced wide, held up, headway into mid-division halfway, chased leaders 6f out, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, kept on again final furlong, no threat, 4th of 10, 8 1/4l behind Katie Too (10-7) at Newbury 2m (6) sft in Feb.

      Midnight Hop 2-5fav (11-7) (tt) cl up til outpcd 13, last of 2, 6l behind Spike Wood (12-0) at Upper Sapey 3m fm in May.

      Mrsrobin (IRE) 9-1 (11-0) Took keen hold chasing leaders, ridden and one pace over 3f out, no threat after, 6th of 15, 19 1/4l behind Hollies Pearl (11-7) at Chepstow 2m (6) gs in Mar.

      Palmaria 50-1 (10-5) Held up behind in touch, outpaced after 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 6, 32 1/2l behind Mercers Court (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 3f (4) gd in Oct.