14:30 Exeter

Worthington's Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £4,000 added
  • Winner: £2,599
  • 2nd: £763
  • 3rd: £382
  • 4th: £191
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 49.45s
  • Off Time: 14:36:37
  • 9 Ran
Silk - Red, orange diamond, orange sleeves, red stars, orange cap, red diamonds
  • Form 14-3111
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 136

tracked leaders, went 2nd briefly 4 out, chased leaders, led and stumbled 2 out, soon driven, narrowly headed last, stayed on to lead again final 100 yards

Silk - Brown, yellow sleeves, light blue cap
  • Form 112-6
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0

led, clear 8th, reduced lead and headed 3 out, no extra in 3rd when mistake next

Silk - Yellow, light green hollow box, striped sleeves, light green cap
  • Form P-50458
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

led in start, raced wide and soon in touch, pushed along and lost place after 5th, behind and mistake 7th, tailed off

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE collar and sleeves, BLACK and LIGHT BLUE check cap
  • Form 5
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

towards rear, lost touch and struggling 6th, tailed off and pulled up after 4 out

Silk - Black, Yellow hoop, armlets and cap
  • Form 00
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

took keen hold in rear, mistake 1st, som headway on outside before 6th, struggling 8th, tailed off

Silk - ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, RED and WHITE hooped cap
  • Form 460PU8
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

chased clear leader until hit 4 out, weakened soon after

Silk - LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap
  • Form 8
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

chased leaders, mistake and weakened 4 out, struggling in 5th when blundered next, tailed off

Silk - Black and light blue check, black sleeves, quartered cap

Madam Noso

30 D
  • Form 4P-P531
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 109

held up in touch, headway 4 out, went 2nd well before next, led 3 out, narrowly headed 2 out, led again narrowly last, hung left flat, headed and no extra final 100 yards

Silk - White, Maroon star
  • Form 00
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-7

last trio, pushed along and struggling before 6th, tailed off

  • Form 3P2
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7


In depth


THEMILANHORSE has already won at Warwick, Ludlow and Wincanton with Harry Derham partnering him the last twice. Paul Nicholls' promising conditional gets the leg up again here and the six-year-old probably only needs to get round safely to complete his four-timer. Madam Noso didn't beat much at Newton Abbot and has more on her plate today while Tiquer's French form was nothing special. Ex-pointer Ballyboker Boy has hinted at ability over timber, however, and may be the one for forecast-backers.


Themilanhorse (IRE) 15-8fav (11-2) Led, headed before 3rd, led chasing group after, took closer order 3 out, led before last, hard ridden, kept on under pressure, won at Wincanton 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Mar beating Revani (10-6) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.

Ballyboker Boy (IRE) 9-1 (11-3) Led, bumped before 2 out, soon headed, weakened approaching last, 6th of 14, 16l behind It's A Gimme (11-10) at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.

Barry The Barber (IRE) 100-1 (11-3) In rear, not fluent 1st, jumped right next, mistake 6th, always behind, tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Great Gusto (11-3) at Chepstow 3m NH mdn hdl (5) sft in Mar.

Lager An Lime 100-1 (10-7) Behind, awkward 1st, soon outpaced, tailed off 4 out, 5th of 7, well behind Sonoran Sands (10-13) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in Mar.

Percy Lewis 150-1 (11-0) Led for about 4f, lost place quickly halfway, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Melodic Rendezvous (11-3) at Chepstow 2m NH flat (6) gs in Mar.

Sovereigns Legacy 250-1 (10-12) Led to 4th, lost place before 6th, soon tailed off, 8th of 11, well behind Rolling Aces (10-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.

Storm Shadow (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden 6th, soon lost place, mistake 4 out, tailed off, 8th of 13, well behind Poole Master (11-5) at Newbury 2m 5f nov hdl (4) gs in Mar.

Madam Noso 8-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, led approaching 2 out, clear before last, stayed on strongly, won at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar beating My Legal Lady (10-12) by 6l, 8 ran.

Moscow In April (IRE) 66-1 (11-2) Held up towards rear, headway 11f out, pushed along 8f out, behind 5f out, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind My Miss Lucy (10-11) at Hereford 2m 1f mares n h flat (6) sft in Jan.

Tiquer (FR) (10-5) 2nd of 11, 2l behind Brav (11-0) at Pau(FR) 2m 1f hdl hvy in Feb.