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14:50 Exeter

Call Star Sports 08000521321 Mares' Handicap Hurdle (Class 3)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 16.44s
  • Off Time: 14:50:41
  • 7 Ran
1st
2nd
1
  • Form: 16/251
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-12
  • Official Rating: 125
  • Trainer: M Keighley
  • Jockey: Ian Popham

led and disputed, narrowly headed before 3rd, led again next, clear after 3 out, 3 lengths ahead but tiring last, no extra and headed final 120 yards

2
4/1
  • Form: 4-35721
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • Official Rating: 120
  • Trainer: C J Down
  • Jockey: J M Davies

disputed lead, led before 3rd until next, chased leader, driven along and no impression after 3 out, weakened and lost poor 3rd 2 out (normal 3 out)

3
15/2
  • Form: 15-1132
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-6
  • Official Rating: 119
  • Trainer: T Symonds
  • Jockey: Felix de Giles

raced wide tracking leading pair, pushed along after 3 lout, went modest 2nd before next, 3 lengths down but closing last, stayed on dourly to lead final 120 yards

4
15/2
  • Form: 2-40P61
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Official Rating: 115
  • Trainer: K C Bailey
  • Jockey: J M Maguire

last pair, pushed along after 3rd, never on terms, tailed off when went left last

5
  • Form: 5-72415
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-10
  • Official Rating: 109
  • Trainer: Nick Williams
  • Jockey: Brendan Powell

never travellled in rear, reminders and struggling after 4th, tailed off and pulled up after 3 out

6
  • Form: 411F-P5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 107
  • Trainer: A J Honeyball
  • Jockey: Aidan Coleman

took keen hold, held up off the pace in 5th, hit 3rd, never on terms, tailed off and pulled up before last

7
  • Form: 18-053
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-8
  • Official Rating: 107
  • Trainer: J Scott
  • Jockey: Nick Scholfield

chased leading trio, mistake 3 out, went poor 3rd and blundered 2 out, mistake last

In depth

Verdict

Loyaute's victory at Kempton was franked when runner-up Baltimore Rock won at Ludlow on Wednesday. But she's gone up 10lb since while Benefique Royale was beaten at Ludlow after winning off a lower mark at Sandown. Flementime is starting to make up for lost time and should have more to offer, however, while A Shade Of Bay got off the mark at Southwell last month. MIDNIGHT BELLE was only a length behind Loyaute at Southwell in December and is 10lb better off now. She was second over 3m at Ludlow last time and, back over her best trip, can take this for Tom Symonds.

Formwatch

Flementime (IRE) 4-6fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, went before 4 out, led 4 out, clesar before 2 out, ridden before last, kept on, won at Southwell 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) hvy beating Spyder (11-4) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.

Loyaute (FR) 7-1 (11-10) Tracked leader, hit 3rd, led on long run to 2 out, soon clear, stayed on strongly, eased towards finish, won at Kempton 2m cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) hvy beating Baltimore Rock (11-6) by 4l, 8 ran.

Midnight Belle 3-1 (11-9) Held up last, headway to 2nd and pushed along before 3 out, no impression when blundered 2 out, 2nd of 6, 19l behind Top Totti (11-4) at Ludlow 3m mares hcp hdl 0-125 (3) hvy in Jan.

A Shade Of Bay 20-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, ridden and outpaced 3 out, headway before 2 out, soon ridden, went 2nd before last, led last, kept on and driven out, won at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan beating Lily Waugh (11-5) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.

Benefique Royale 11-4 (10-5) Took keen hold, held up in rear until headway to lead after 2nd, soon clear, reduced advantage after 4 out, headed approaching next, weakened last, 5th of 8, 16l behind Land Of Vic (10-11) at Ludlow 2m 5f (3) hvy.

Marie Des Anges (FR) 10-1 (10-9) In rear, went 5th before 3 out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 41l behind Bennys Mist (11-9) at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp chs 0-130 (3) hvy in Jan.

Miner Distraction 7-2 (11-0) Took keen hold, tracked winner until 5th, went 2nd again well before 2 out until approaching 2 out, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 6, 12l behind Tagrita (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f nov hdl (4) sft in Jan.