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14:30 Exeter

City Of Exeter Challenge Cup Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 17 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 110y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,500 added
  • Winner: £5,523
  • 2nd: £1,622
  • 3rd: £811
  • 4th: £405
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 36.20s
  • Off Time: 14:30:10
  • 17 Ran
1st
3rd
4th
1

Royal Player

52 BFC
7/1
  • Form: 5-3114
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 130
  • Trainer: P J Hobbs
  • Jockey: C Gethings

tracked leaders, headway 4 out, every chance next, ridden and one pace 2 out, no impression when lost 3rd last

2
11/2
  • Form: 22F-12F
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 128
  • Trainer: M Hill
  • Jockey: Hadden Frost

mid-division, driven to chase leaders before 3 out, ridden next, stayed on to take 3rd at last, no impression with front pair

3
16/1
  • Form: 549413
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-10
  • Official Rating: 128
  • Trainer: W Greatrex
  • Jockey: W Featherstone

always behind

4
9/1
  • Form: 04561P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 125
  • Trainer: Jonjo O'Neill
  • Jockey: A P McCoy

mid-division, headway 8th, challenged after 4 out, led next, 2 lengths clear last, soon ridden, headed and no extra near finish

5
28/1
  • Form: 51-24FP
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 124
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: Jack Doyle

in touch on inside, effort when not fluent 4 out, weakened next, behind when pulled up before last

6
  • Form: B3-05PP
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 124
  • Trainer: J Farrelly
  • Jockey: D C Costello

held up, always in rear

7
7/1
  • Form: 5-64231
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-4
  • Official Rating: 122
  • Trainer: Miss E C Lavelle
  • Jockey: R Johnson

behind, driven 3 out, ridden and kept on under pressure before last, never reached leaders

8

Sir Kezbaah (IRE)

117 t DCD
20/1
  • Form: F74P5-P
  • Age: 10
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: R Woollacott
  • Jockey: C O'Farrell

mid-division, driven and stayed on same pace from 3 out, never troubled leaders

9

Billy Dutton

17 CDCD
12/1
  • Form: F33641
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 119
  • Trainer: C J Down
  • Jockey: J M Davies

in touch, challenged 3 out, ridden next, 2 lengths down in 2nd at last, rallied flat, led near finish

10
14/1
  • Form: B23433
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-1
  • Official Rating: 119
  • Trainer: B G Powell
  • Jockey: Brendan Powell

mid-division on inside, driven before 3 out, kept on same pace from next, no impression in 7th when fell last

11

Storm Alert

53 CD
10/1
  • Form: 132-361
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-13
  • Official Rating: 117
  • Trainer: Mrs S Gardner
  • Jockey: Lucy Gardner

with leaders, driven before 3 out, soon lost place, kept on same pace from next, no impression

12
8/1
  • Form: 41-9525
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-12
  • Official Rating: 116
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Jockey: T Scudamore

mid-division, mistake 4 out, weakened and pulled up before next

13
28/1
  • Form: P1P948
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: M Bradstock
  • Jockey: Nico de Boinville

disputed lead, led 4 out, ridden and headed next, soon weakened, hampered last

14

Rich Buddy

26 D
14/1
  • Form: 51-5545
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-11
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: R T Phillips
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies

in touch on outside, driven before 3 out, weakened from next

15
16/1
  • Form: 3P-4160
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Official Rating: 114
  • Trainer: A King
  • Jockey: R Thornton

not fluent early, mid-division, headway 4 out, driven to chase leaders next, weakened after 2 out

17
33/1
  • Form: 800515
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Official Rating: 113
  • Trainer: M Keighley
  • Jockey: Ian Popham

tracked leaders, lost place after 4 out, soon weakened

18

Georgian King

17 h C
33/1
  • Form: 7/22000
  • Age: 11
  • Weight: 10-6
  • Official Rating: 110
  • Trainer: M Keighley
  • Jockey: Mr O Garner

disputed lead to 4 out, weakened from next

16
NR
  • Form: 85-5418
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Official Rating: 113
  • Trainer: B I Case
  • Jockey: Kielan Woods

Nonrunner

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

BILLY DUTTON, who won this last year, has failed over fences subsequently but reverted to hurdles at Uttoxeter last month and gained a convincing success. He's 6lb higher but is taken to repeat the process. Royal Player completed a double before heading for a handicap at Kempton where he looked to have too much weight but Rydon Pynes has to be considered as he was in excellent form before finding Grade One company much too hot at Cheltenham. Oscar Prairie can usually be relied on to go well in this company but may prefer more testing conditions while King Boru and Storm Alert both arrive in winning form and the former looks a progressive type who should get involved. Join The Clan looked a nice staying prospect when scoring at Market Rasen and there was something amiss when he pulled up at Towcester as he had been travelling well.

Formwatch

Royal Player 9-4fav (11-12) Tracked leader, led 4th but pressed, pushed along and headed on long run to 2 out, no impression when lost 3rd 2 out, weakened soon after, 4th of 8, 25l behind Full Shift (11-6) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) sft in Feb.

Rydon Pynes 66-1 (11-7) In touch, ridden and lost place 7th, fell next, in a race won by Very Wood (11-7) at Cheltenham 3m nov hdl Grade 1 (1) gd in Mar, 18 ran.

Oscar Prairie (IRE) 12-1 (10-13) Raced wide and held up in rear, pushed along in modest 4th before 2 out, went modest 3rd 2 out, never any chance with leading duo, 3rd of 9, 10l behind Minellahalfcentury (11-1) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) hvy in Feb.

Join The Clan (IRE) 4-5fav (11-2) Tracked leaders on outside, challenged 8th, ridden before 2 out, soon beaten, pulled up and dismounted before last, in a race won by Cadeau George (10-12) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) hvy in Feb, 5 ran.

Forresters Folly 25-1 (11-5) Led after 1st, headed next, jumped slowly 6th and 7th, mistake 5 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Bucking The Trend (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hcp chs 0-125 (3) gs in Dec, 9 ran.

Bathwick Brave (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Mid-division, struggling when mistake 7th, pulled up before next, in a race won by Fingal Bay (11-7) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl (2) hvy in Feb, 12 ran.

King Boru (IRE) 7-2 (11-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 2 out, soon every chance, narrow lead run, bumped near line, all out, won at Taunton 3m nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Nov beating Listen And Learn (11-6) by shd, 9 ran.

Sir Kezbaah (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, mistake and weakened 8th, tailed off 11th, pulled up before last, in a race won by Ballinvarrig (11-9) at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) sft in Dec, 11 ran.

Billy Dutton 16-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, closed before 8th, not fluent and went 2nd 2 out, led before last, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar beating Karinga Dandy (11-1) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.

Brackloon High (IRE) 11-4 (11-1) Tracked leader until after 4 out, stayed well there, led after 3 out, went right and mistake last, headed final 200 yards, no extra and lost 2nd final 120 yards, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Billy Twyford (11-5) at Newbury 3m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) hvy in Mar.

Storm Alert 11-2 (11-0) won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) sft in Feb beating Lundy Sky (11-10) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.

Barton Stacey (IRE) 7-1 (11-8) Tracked leaders, challenged 9th, every chance 3 out, 4th and beaten last, weakened flat, 5th of 13, 12l behind Billy Dutton (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.

Super Villan 8-1 (10-9) Led, clear until not fluent 4th, headed 3 out, weakening when pecked last, 8th of 10, 13l behind Doctor Foxtrot (11-2) at Newbury 2m 6f hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Mar.

Rich Buddy 7-1 (11-9) Mid-division, pushed along 5 out, weakened from 3 out, 5th of 7, 24l behind Solstice Son (10-7) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.

Jojabean (IRE) 7-1 (11-9) Mid-division on inside, closed before 4th, hit 8th, weakened approaching 3 out, 12th of 13, well behind Billy Dutton (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.

Pyleigh Lass 12-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, jumped left 5th, not fluent 7th, outpaced and no impression from after 3 out, 5th of 10, 10l behind Bull And Bush (11-9) at Towcester 3m (3) gs in Mar.

Georgian King 20-1 (11-5) Prominent until lost place after 9th, well beaten before 3 out, 10th of 13, well behind Billy Dutton (11-5) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Mar.

Moss On The Mill 10-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway 4th, not fluent 3 out, weakened from next, 8th of 10, 26l behind Decimus (11-2) at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.