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14:30 Exeter

Finlake Holiday Park Novices' Selling Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
  • £3,000 added
  • Winner: £1,952
  • 2nd: £573
  • 3rd: £286
  • 4th: £143
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 31.40s
  • Off Time: 14:31:20
  • 8 Ran
1st
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2nd
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3rd
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1
Silk - Dark blue, light blue stripe, light blue sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue and light blue quartered cap

Phlorian

28 t
33/1
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-13

always in last trio, ridden and struggling when blundered 4 out, tailed off, pulled up before 2 out

2
Silk - GREY and PINK diamonds, GREY sleeves, PINK spots, PINK cap, GREY diamond
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13

chased leaders, ridden and weakened after 4 out, mistake last

3
Silk - White, Dark Green triple diamond, diamonds on sleeves, White cap, Dark Green diamond

Robello

23 p
16/1
  • Form 379092
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 81

chased leaders, went 3rd 4 out, soon ridden and weakened well before next

4
Silk - Yellow, Black chevrons, diamonds on sleeves, Yellow cap
3/1
  • Form 763092
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-7
  • Official Rating 95

took keen hold, pressed leader, mistake and reminder 3rd, challenged 5th, mistake and ridden 4 out, led and mistake 2 out, soon headed, beaten when mistake last, lost 2nd near finish

5
Silk - DARK GREEN, LIGHT GREEN stripe, striped sleeves, hooped cap
5/1
  • Form 0980P5
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-6
  • Official Rating 71

took keen hold, steadied rear, steady headway after 4 out, closed going well after 3 out, led soon after 2 out, clear last, stayed on well

6
Silk - Royal Blue, White star, checked sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 5
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0

in touch, headway to 3rd at 6th, mistake and weakened 4 out, mistake 2 out

7
Silk - Purple and Yellow diabolo, striped sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple diamond
25/1
  • Form F
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0

took keen hold, held up in last trio, reminders 5th, lost touch 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

8
Silk - Purple, large White spots, Purple sleeves, White spots and spots on cap
5/2
  • Form 005524
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-0
  • Official Rating 87

raced keenly, led, ridden and headed 2 out, soon dropped to 3rd, rallied to 2nd near finish, no chance with winner

In depth

Verdict

Jewellery is proving difficult to win with and Alison Thorpe's filly is probably worth taking on here with RHYTON. Donald McCain's gelding is no world-beater himself but got closer to Sun Tzu at Stratford last month than Alison Thorpe's filly did at Ffos Las a week ago and seems to have found his level now. Emerald Glade won twice on the Flat last year and, though well beaten on her hurdling debut at Ludlow, has more scope than her rivals and is preferred to Bangor second Robello of the remainder.

Formwatch

Phlorian 50-1 (11-0) In rear, struggling over 4f out, 10th of 13, 21l behind Peintre Ster (10-7) at Lingfield 2m mdn n h flat (5) std in Mar.

Resplendent Ace (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) Behind, struggling 4th, never dangerous, 13th of 16, 34l behind Eastlake (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd.

Robello 66-1 (10-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along after 5th, ridden and well held before 2 out, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 35l behind Bear's Affair (11-6) at Bangor 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Rhyton (IRE) 14-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, left in narrow lead 3rd, headed after 5th, led again before 7th, joined appoaching bypassed 3 out, not fluent next, soon ridden, kept on under pressure until headed and no extra flat, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Sun Tzu (10-10) at Stratford 2m 3f sll hdl (5) gd in Mar.

Rolanta (FR) 7-1 (10-7) Led to 2 out (usual 3 out), soon lost place, ridden and kept on same pace from next, no impression, 5th of 11, 12l behind Stravita (10-5) at Taunton 2m 1f sell hcp hdl 0-90 (5) fm.

Emerald Glade (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 5th, mistake 7th, headway approaching 8th, soon went 4th and tracking leaders, weakened approaching 3 out, demoted to 5th last, tailed off, 5th of 13, well behind Kaituna (11-5) at Ludlow 2m 5f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Fraamtaaztiic 150-1 (9-11) Mid-division, behind when fell 5th, in a race won by Grey Gold (11-5) at Hereford 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jan, 16 ran.

Jewellery (IRE) 5-2fav (9-11) Held up in touch, chased leaders halfway, went 2nd 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 7, 12l behind Sun Tzu (11-5) at Ffos Las 3m sell (5) gd.