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13:30 Exeter

South-west Racing Club Handicap Chase (Class C)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 3m 1f 110y
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 22.40s
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Light Blue, Maroon chevron, halved sleeves, Light Blue and Maroon quartered cap
9/1
  • Form 11124/P
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-12

led 2nd to 6th, ridden before 9th, led approaching 11th to 13th, weakened approaching 4 out

2
Silk - Yellow, Emerald Green braces, armlets and star on cap
  • Form 1-F121B
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-8

chased leader, led 6th to 11th, led 13th, ridden 4 out, jumped left 3 out and 2 out, clear last, readily

3
Silk - RED, YELLOW stars and armlets
  • Form 22P154
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-2

held up last, headway approaching 12th, mistake 12th, chased leaders approaching 4 out, every chance 3 out, soon ridden, weakened approaching last

4
Silk - Royal Blue, Orange sash, Orange cap
  • Form F3P3-23
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-1

held up in mid-division, blundered 2nd, headway 7th, ridden and weakened 15th, mistake 4 out, tailed off

5
Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow stripes, White sleeves
  • Form 1/1230-3
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-1

led to 2nd, prominent, headway approaching 14th, ridden approaching 4 out, stayed on to go 2nd from last

6
Silk - YELLOW, EMERALD GREEN spots and armlets, DARK GREEN cap
11/2
  • Form 512/5-P2
  • Age 12
  • Weight 10-11

held up towards rear, ridden 7th and outpaced, one pace after

7
Silk - Light blue, white sleeves, red cap, light blue star
  • Form P3P-036
  • Age 11
  • Weight 10-0

mid-division, lost touch 11th, soon behind

In depth

Verdict

A small but competitive field goes to post for this handicap chase with not much between all of the rivals, however the principals look to be Take The Stand, Over The Storm and Handyman and we will take a chance on the last named. The nine year old was a good third behind Mighty Strong last time and that rival has since won again under a penalty so form looks rock solid and with the faster ground sure to suit Handyman is taken to score. Take The Stand rates the main danger he is from the bang in form Peter Bowen yard and was going well in a grade 3 chase last time until being brought down. He should go well but is running off a career high mark so for that reason is opposed. Over The Storm is also worthy of respect but although he travels well in his races he does not always find as much as is expected. Un Jour A Vassy was behind the selection last time but is no better off at the weights so the tentative vote goes to Handyman.