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15:30 Exeter

Molson Coors Marathon Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 6f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,330
  • 2nd: £1,870
  • 3rd: £935
  • 4th: £468
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 7m 36.15s
  • Off Time: 15:30:18
  • 9 Ran
1
Silk - Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap
10/3
  • Form 41P/35-4
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 125

held up, not fluent and ridden 10th, last and struggling at 14th, stayed on approaching 4 out, went 2nd briefly 4 out, soon ridden and stayed on same pace from next

2
Silk - Light Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves, Light Blue cap, White diamonds

Key Cutter (FR)

95 pt BF
12/1
  • Form 0-37217
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 123

chased leaders, dropped to rear after 6th, headway to 2nd at 8th, lost place 13th, mistake next, struggling in 6th well before 4 out, beaten when went left to avoid faller and unseated rider 2 out

3
Silk - Red, Yellow stars, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star

Kaybeew

26
17/2
  • Form 6-12091
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 120

raced wide, in touch, mistake 13th, went 4th next, left 3rd after 17th, 4th and well held when crumpled on landing and fell 2 out

4
Silk - White, Red Cross of Lorraine and armlets

Ethiopia

24 b
14/1
  • Form 3413PF
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 118

chased leaders, went 2nd 14th until approaching 17th, left 2nd again after 17th, weakened 4 out, left poor 4th 2 out, tailed off

5
Silk - Emerald Green, Maroon hoop, Maroon cap
  • Form 744P32
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 112

led until headed 7th, dropped to 3rd and ridden, went 2nd agai 11th, led briefly before 14th, weakened quickly soon after, tailed off when clambered over 17th and pulled up

6
Silk - Emerald Green and Red (quartered), Red sleeves, Emerald Green cap
10/1
  • Form 167P23
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 111

in touch, dropped to rear and not fluent 6th, never able to get on terms after, tailed off

7
Silk - Emerald Green, Black cross belts, Yellow sleeves and cap
  • Form 2-33351
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-9
  • Official Rating 108

held up in rear, travelling well before 14th, left 3rd after 17th, went 2nd soon after 4 out, no chance with winner

8
Silk - Beige, Grey sleeves and cap
9/2
  • Form P-62222
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 105

tracked leader, led 7th, briefly headed approaching 14th, hit 17th, pushed along in narrow lead when pulled up after 17th

9
Silk - Light Green, Royal Blue cross belts and sleeves, hooped cap
3/1
  • Form P6P412
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 94

held up in last pair, steady headway going well to 3rd at 14th, went 2nd when left in lead after 17th, clear 3 out, stayed on strongly

In depth

Verdict

After a couple of below-par efforts, Kaybeew was back to his best at Carlisle last month and his stable has been among the winners again lately. He's worth another chance over this longer trip while Fairoak Lad will be all the better for his comeback run at Ludlow and Jolly Boys Outing was an easy winner of his latest start at Towcester. Pairc Na Gcapall stays well and won't mind the ground but doesn't win very often, while Ethiopia still looks too high in the weights and Spring Moon had become expensive to follow prior to his break. Key Cutter may need this and course specialist Sea Saffron is 5lb out of the handicap so we'll take a chance on hunter chaser DENNIS THE LEGEND, who has plenty in his favour today and may just outstay his rivals over this marathon trip.

Formwatch

Fairoak Lad (IRE) 3-1fav (11-10) Tracked leaders, mistake 13th, weakened before 4 out, 4th of 8, 16l behind Drumbaloo (11-1) at Ludlow 3m hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.

Key Cutter (FR) 11-4fav (11-12) Chased leaders, with leader 8th, mistake 12th, soon reminders, pushed along before 4 out, weakened soon after, 7th of 10, 41l behind Everaard (10-0) at Musselburgh 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) gd in Jan.

Kaybeew 9-1 (11-12) Tracked leaders on outside, mistake 2nd, 4th and outpaced 5 out, headway under pressure next, led after 3 out, ridden and kept on from next, won at Carlisle 3m 2f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar beating Sandofthecolosseum (11-7) by 6l, 5 ran.

Ethiopia 40-1 (9-7) Prominent, lost place 10th, no chance when fell 3 out, in a race won by Ikorodu Road (10-8) at Newbury 3m 2f hcp chs (2) gd in Mar, 10 ran.

Pairc Na Gcapall (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Disputed lead to 9th, chased leaders next, blundered 14th, soon pushed along, 8 lengths down in 4th when hampered and left sole rival 16th, ridden and rallied after 2 out, 1 1/2 lengths down last, no impression flat, 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Royal Kicks (10-12) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Mar.

Dennis The Legend 9-2 (12-0) Chsd ldrs; 4th & rdn 15; kpr on flat, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Deb's Dasher (12-0) at Kilworthy 3m ptp gd in Mar.

Jolly Boys Outing (IRE) 4-1fav (11-3) Mid-division, hit 4th, headway approaching 12th, led before 2 out, edged left after 2 out, jumped right and not fluent last, edged left when clear flat, stayed on, won at Towcester 3m hcp chs 0-100 (5) gd in Mar beating Craiglands (11-12) by 11l, 10 ran.

Spring Moon (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Jumped well, pressed leader, led 5th, soon headed, led again 8th, 5 lengths clear 3 out, ridden after 2 out, joined last, headed close home, 2nd of 6, nk behind Trigger The Light (11-12) at Warwick 3m 5f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Dec.

Sea Saffron 9-4 (10-13) Chased leaders, headway when not fluent 8th, driven to lead approaching 3 out, strongly challenged next, headed flat, rallied close home, just failed, 2nd of 4, hd behind Magic Marmalade (11-10) at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf.