Racecards

15:00 Exeter

Grolsch Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,549
  • 2nd: £1,336
  • 3rd: £668
  • 4th: £334
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 46.40s
  • Off Time: 15:00:40
  • 6 Ran
1
Silk - Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap
10/1
  • Form P10-040
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 130

chased leading trio, headway to 3rd before 6th, went 2nd briefly before 3 out, weakened soon after

2
Silk - Maroon, Yellow hoop, sleeves and cap
  • Form 6-10625
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 121

chased clear leader, closed after 4 out, led before 3 out, driven out from last

3
Silk - Gold, aquamarine cross of lorraine and sleeves
9/2
  • Form 82PP42
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 119

raced wide, in touch, headway on outside to chase winner 3 out, ridden and lost 2nd when carried slightly left last, stayed on same pace flat

4
Silk - DARK BLUE and WHITE check, DARK BLUE sleeves, WHITE cap, DARK BLUE star
  • Form 6916-03
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 119

held up in rear, steady headway 8th, went 3rd 3 out, chasing winner and strong challenge when went badly left last, hung left flat, not recover

5
Silk - Dark blue and yellow stripes
  • Form 9-61PF9
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-1
  • Official Rating 119

chased leaders, dropped to 4th before 6th, weakened before 4 out, tailed off

6
Silk - Dark green, dark blue cross belts, dark blue and dark green quartered cap

Soulard (USA)

182 b CD
5/1
  • Form 26U321
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-11
  • Official Rating 115

raced keenly, led, clear 5th, hit 7th, reduced lead after 4 out, ridden and headed before 3 out, soon beaten, tailed off

7
NR
  • Form 1P/66-71
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-4
  • Official Rating 108

Nonrunner

8
NR
  • Form 4F-6517
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 100

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

Oscarslad finally came good at Wincanton last month but has to defy a 10lb higher mark this afternoon and may struggle. Soulard won a three-runner race on fast ground over C&D in October but hasn't been seen since and more interesting is Teenage Kicks, who will also like the ground and had Counting House behind when a fair second to Rossmore Lad at Towcester just over three weeks ago. IMPERIAL CIRCUS wasn't punished once his chance had gone at Ascot last time and is taking on lesser opposition today. Still lightly-raced, Philip Hobbs' charge can recapture the winning thread.

Formwatch

Al Co (FR) 25-1 (11-12) Mid-division, headway on outside halfway, soon weakened, 11th of 13, well behind Golden Call (11-5) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd in Mar.

Imperial Circus (IRE) 5-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders early, held up in touch, hit 8th, outpaced 10th, rallied approaching 2 out, no impression on front pair when taking 3rd flat, lost 2 places towards finish, 5th of 16, 15l behind Kasbadali (11-0) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd.

Teenage Kicks (IRE) 12-1 (11-4) Held up, mistake and bumped 4th, headway 8th, chased winner after 3 out, well held from next, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 7l behind Rossmore Lad (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.

Counting House (IRE) 9-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, headway 9th, went 3rd after 2 out, stayed on same pace, not able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Rossmore Lad (11-9) at Towcester 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.

Supreme de Paille (IRE) 40-1 (11-4) Held up behind, outpaced 4 out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 30l behind Lava Lamp (11-2) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gd in Mar.

Soulard (USA) 1-9fav (10-11) Made all, mistake 8th, shaken up approaching 2 out, clear before last, stayed on, won at Exeter 2m 7f am nov hdl (4) fm in Oct beating Knight Blaze (10-10) by 17l, 3 ran.

Oscarslad (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Held up, headway from 6th, not fluent 3 out, went 2nd before next, led flat, stayed on, won at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Mar beating Black Phantom (11-6) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.

Orvita (FR) 33-1 (11-5) Awkward 1st, held up in last pair, hit 4th, never on terms, 7th of 8, 34l behind Oscar Davy (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 6f nov hdl (4) gs in Feb.