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12:55 Exeter

32Red Casino Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f 110y
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 28.40s
  • Off Time: 12:55:26
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Pink, pink and white quartered cap
  • Form 322-415
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 117

prominent, went 2nd 4 out, led next, clear 2 out, stayed on well

2
Silk - White, Black sleeves and collar, White cuffs, hooped cap
  • Form 1/4P3-26
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-8
  • Official Rating 113

tracked leaders and wide, in 5th before 4 out, soon weakened

3
Silk - Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap
20/1
  • Form 660PP3
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 110

led, headed before 4 out, soon weakened

4
Silk - Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap

Milarrow (IRE)

39 b CD
9/1
  • Form 23F-65F
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 109

tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened after 5 out

5
Silk - Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves
3/1
  • Form 98-8605
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 109

held up mid-division on inner, headway 4 out, went 2nd before last, kept on and no chance with winner

6
Silk - Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap
25/1
  • Form 683-UU5
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 105

held up mid-division, weakened from 6 out

7
Silk - BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap

Royal Riviera

29 t BF
9/1
  • Form 662324
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 103

held up towards rear, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened

8
Silk - Black, Red sash and armlets

Ray Diamond

26 BFCD
5/2
  • Form 573122
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 100

tracked leader, pushed along to lead before 4 out, headed 3 out, weakened and lost 2nd place before last

9
Silk - White, Black seams, Yellow sleeves, Black seams, White cap
100/1
  • Form 8935PP
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-8
  • Official Rating 99

in rear, weakened 6 out, tailed off and pulled up

In depth

Verdict

Umberto D'olivate scored over 2m4f on heavy ground at Chepstow but ran poorly after a 7lb rise in the weights here last month. The Sneezer has won six races though not for around two years which is why he's dropped to a lowly mark. Milarrow landed a beginners' chase here though that was almost two years ago and the fences keep getting in the way. Royal Riviera has been slowly dropping in the weights after completing a double in summer 2012 while Ray Diamond, who won over hurdles here in October, ran well back over fences on this track last time. KINGCORA showed nothing over hurdles after arriving from France but made a reasonable debut over fences at Ludlow and might just improve enough to take this tight handicap.

Formwatch

Umberto D'olivate (FR) 11-2 (11-9) Chased leader until 9th, chased leaders, ridden before 4 out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 5th of 11, 26l behind Ballinvarrig (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Ballincurrig (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Blundered badly and rider lost iron briefly 1st, held up last, went left and not fluent 7th, headway on outside before 3 out, disputing well held 3rd next until last, weakened flat, 6th of 9, 23l behind The Italian Yob (11-5) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Dec.

The Sneezer (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Prominent, led 3rd, headed approaching 3 out, one pace and no impression from next, 3rd of 7, 11l behind George Nympton (11-11) at Uttoxeter 2m hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Dec.

Milarrow (IRE) 12-1 (10-6) Not fluent in rear, reminders after 9th, fell 18th, in a race won by Fine Parchment (11-7) at Sandown 3m (3) gd in Dec, 8 ran.

Kingcora (FR) 12-1 (10-5) With leader, led or disputed lead from 4th, narrow advantage when headed 5 out, driven before next, kept on same pace, no impression flat, 5th of 7, 13l behind Cloudy Joker (10-8) at Ludlow 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec.

Swincombe Stone 11-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, effort 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 28l behind Agincourt Reef (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Dec.

Royal Riviera 3-1fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, effort 3 out (usual 4 out), ridden and outpaced before 2 out, no impression last, 4th of 7, 8l behind Cruising Bye (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m 5f nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) hvy in Dec.

Ray Diamond 9-2fav (10-0) Led until narrowly headed 10th, stayed pressing leader, led again approaching 4 out, battled on gamely, not fluent last, no extra and headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Ballinvarrig (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec.

Humbel Ben (IRE) 66-1 (10-7) Last pair, pushed along and struggling in rear before 8th, tailed off and pulled up before 10th, in a race won by Ballinvarrig (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.