Exeter

  • 13:25 Russell Worth Solicitors 20th Anniversary Handicap Hurdle2m 175y

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Soft (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 19.93s
  • Off time: 13:25:21
13:25 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Speredek (FR) 11/4
2nd Brave Eagle (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 F251-2F Yellow, emerald green chevrons, emerald green sleeves, maroon stars, emerald green cap, maroon star The Gipper (IRE) 35
7 11-12 Evan Williams Adam Wedge 134 1001
2 33/11- RED, BLACK armlets Brave Eagle (IRE) 229
5 11-11 N J Henderson Ned Curtis (5) 133 1001
4 31213-7 Light Blue, Purple star and star on cap Azzerti (FR) 39
5 11-8 A King Tom Cannon 130 1001
5 17/231- Dark green, red stars, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, red star Persian Delight 270
Distance Winner
7 11-8 t P F Nicholls H Cobden 130 1001
6 6/PP111- Royal blue, yellow chevron, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Speredek (FR) 237
Course WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-7 p N J Hawke James Bowen (7) 129 1001
7 21P033 Dark blue, white stars, white and dark blue hooped sleeves, dark blue cap, white star Cleni Wells (FR) 19
6 10-12 hc M Hill R Johnson 120 1001
Non runners
310210-1Unison (IRE)712-3J ScottMatt Griffiths132

Verdict

Speredek can race off the same mark as when completing a hat-trick over fences in March and his only win over hurdles came here. The Gipper has also been chasing but fell at the first at Ludlow last time. Brave Eagle is defending an unbeaten record over timber but looks to be on a very high mark on his handicap debut while Unison, who was engaged at Huntingdon yesterday, is 11lb higher than when taking this last year. Cleni Wells looks to be coming back to form but Azzerti will need to do better than at Fontwell last month. PERSIAN DELIGHT (NAP) will enjoy conditions and wasn't winning out of turn at Wincanton in February. He is 7lb on his return to action but still has plenty of scope.