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16:00 Exeter

Magners Golden Draught Novices' Chase (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 46.30s
  • Off Time: 16:00:43
  • 6 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Green, Blue sleeves, Blue and Yellow quartered cap
10/11
  • Form 023-123
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 127

with leader, led 4th, not fluent 6th, went slightly left from 4 out, driven out and stayed on well from last

2
Silk - Black and Pink check, Black cap
6/4
  • Form 326221
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 132

narrow lead until 4th, chase winner until 6th, stayed in 3rd, ridden before before 4 out, went 2nd again next, mistake last, driven and stayed on same pace flat

3
Silk - Red, emerald green triple diamond
50/1
  • Form 130-693
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 100

always in rear, outpaced from 6th, never on terms, tailed off

4
Silk - Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets

Heron Bay

10 p D
9/1
  • Form 301095
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0

last pair, promising headway before 4 out, 5th and beaten when fell 3 out

5
Silk - Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check sleeves
  • Form 66-FUFP
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leading pair, went 2nd 6th, pushed left 4 out, lost 2nd 3 out, went left last, stayed on flat to press for 2nd towards finish

6
Silk - Orange, red cap

Lupita (IRE)

28 t C
28/1
  • Form 453646
  • Age 8
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 71

chased leading trio, pushed along 8th, ridden and beaten before 4 out, tailed off

In depth

Verdict

Webberys Dream got off the mark under Rules on soft ground at Wincanton in January and both the second and third have franked the form since. He doesn't have many miles on the clock and could easily improve further but may just find EASTER METEOR too strong off level weights today. Emma Lavelle's six-year-old impressed when winning over 2m2f here in the autumn and can be forgiven his latest run behind the smart Hunt Ball at Wincanton when possibly not getting home on the very soft ground. Heron Bay's only recent success came in a selling hurdle while Galantos was tailed off on his fencing bow and Lupita has been well beaten in ordinary handicap company lately.

Formwatch

Easter Meteor 4-1 (11-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 11th until hit 13th, carried left when every chance 4 out, weakened before next, 3rd of 10, 46l behind Hunt Ball (10-13) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Feb.

Webberys Dream 8-1 (10-7) Led until 4th, not fluent 7th, led 12th, clear from 2 out, eased final 100 yards, won at Wincanton 2m 5f nov chs (3) sft in Jan beating Doeslessthanme (11-5) by 9l, 4 ran.

Galantos (GER) 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, struggling after 7th, behind next, went poor 3rd close home, tailed off, 3rd of 4, well behind Current Event (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f nov chs (4) gd in Mar.

Heron Bay 33-1 (11-5) In touch, headway to chase leaders approaching 7th, every chance after 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 14, 13l behind Arctic Watch (10-10) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.

Ronnie Ronalde (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Tracked leaders, pulled hard, went 2nd 3rd, pulled up before next, saddle slipped, in a race won by Darna (11-5) at Exeter 2m 3f nov chs (3) gd in Mar, 7 ran.

Lupita (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, challenged 7th, led approaching 11th, headed before 4 out, no extra 2 out, 6th of 8, 25l behind Thomas Wild (11-2) at Exeter 3m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) gd in Mar.