Exeter

  • 14:35 Midas Construction Handicap Chase 2m 3f 48y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 5.55s
  • Off time: 14:36:12
14:35 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Flaming Charmer (IRE) 5/1
2nd Dance Floor King (IRE) 17/2
3rd Ratify 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 9322-PP DARK GREEN and WHITE stripes, BLACK and WHITE striped sleeves Ballinvarrig (IRE) 55
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 12-3 p T R George Adrian Heskin 122 1001
2 141U65 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Benzel (IRE) 19
8 12-2 Jonjo O'Neill B J Geraghty 121 1001
3 222733 Dark blue, white seams and armlets Allow Dallow (IRE) 12
9 11-12 p Mrs N S Evans Robert Williams (3) 117 1001
4 54U2VU Dark Blue and Pink (quartered), checked sleeves, Dark Blue cap Follow The Swallow (IRE) 53
8 11-11 G McPherson Kielan Woods 116 1001
5 7/4521-7 grey, green and red sash, pink cap Ratify 29
Distance Winner
12 11-9 D Burchell R T Dunne 114 1001
6 P7P14/P Dark Blue, White seams, White sleeves, Dark Blue seams, Dark Blue cap Flaming Charmer (IRE) 12
8 11-9 C L Tizzard R Johnson 114 1001
7 3/425-76 Light blue, black sleeves, red seams, black and light blue quartered cap Coco Des Champs (IRE) 29
6 11-7 t1 K C Bailey David Bass 112 1001
8 PF5P-73 White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets Dance Floor King (IRE) 25
9 11-5 Nick Mitchell D A Jacob 110 1001
9 P11/6P-2 Purple and pink diabolo, pink and purple chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Castarnie 25
Course Winner
8 11-4 p R Walford N D Fehily 109 1001
10 13245-2 Pink and Maroon diabolo, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Maroon star Long John 29
Course and Distance Winner
9 10-12 Miss J Du Plessis David Noonan (3) 103 1001

Verdict

Ballinvarrig and Long John are both previous winners of this contest so have to go on the short-list again. But CASTARNIE has a first and a second to his name here over 3m and is fancied to handle this drop in distance with Noel Fehily taking over the reins from a conditional. Dance Floor King hinted at a revival over shorter here last month and has been dropped another 4lb while Allow Dallow is usually thereabouts, though has managed just one win in 18 career starts.