Exeter

  • 14:40 Ilfracombe Food Service Handicap Hurdle2m 2f 111y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 26.80s
  • Off time: 14:40:31
14:40 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cruise In Style (IRE) 16/1
2nd Only Gorgeous (IRE) 8/1
3rd Drifter (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 334011 Light Blue, White chevrons on sleeves, White cap Drifter (IRE) 21
4 11-12 H Whittington P N O'Brien (7) 115 11/43.75
2 524111 Black, Orange epaulets, quartered cap Bulletproof (IRE) 12
Course Winner
9 11-5 p K O Cunningham-Brown Tom Cannon 108 4/15.00
3 2658- Royal blue and white (halved), white sleeves, royal blue armlets, pink cap Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 38
6 11-4 D W P Arbuthnot Nico de Boinville 107 13/27.50
4 830978 Royal blue, white spots, royal blue sleeves, white cap, royal blue spots Chakisto (FR) 12
7 11-0 Mrs K Stephens Nick Scholfield 103 28/129.00
5 U42214 Pink, large maroon spots, pink sleeves, maroon spots and spots on cap Cruise In Style (IRE) 25
9 10-13 pt K Bishop James Best 102 16/117.00
6 4U2085 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Only Gorgeous (IRE) 19
6 10-11 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (3) 100 8/19.00
7 647476 Royal Blue, White stars, halved sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue stars Party Palace 12
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-8 t1 H S Howe G Sheehan 97 14/115.00
8 495643 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Prince Of Poets 12
Beaten Favourite
4 10-6 pt D Pipe Kieron Edgar (3) 95 11/43.75

Verdict

Bulletproof is chasing a four-timer after two wins at Newton Abbot and one over a shorter trip here earlier in the month. But a 10lb rise is going to be difficult to overcome and the much-younger DRIFTER (NAP) has also been on an upward curve lately. He has won over shorter so dropping back from 2m4f shouldn't be a problem and Paul O'Brien's claim could be crucial in a race like this. Cruise In Style doesn't always find much for pressure but is entitled to be thereabouts again and makes more appeal than the disappointing Prince Of Poets. Party Palace is well treated nowadays but doesn't look the force of old.