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17:05 Exeter

Bathwick Tyres Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 2 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Firm in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £10,000 added
  • Winner: £6,498
  • 2nd: £1,908
  • 3rd: £954
  • 4th: £477
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 34.30s
  • Off Time: 17:05:49
  • 2 Ran
1st
Silk -
15/8

    1
    Silk - Dark blue and yellow (quartered), yellow sleeves, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap
    2/5
    • Form P59321
    • Age 8
    • Weight 12-5
    • Official Rating 115

    led sole rival until not fluent 2nd, led and dived at 3 out, headed next, soon ridden, no impression towards finish

    2
    Silk - Royal blue, red stars, white sleeves, royal blue cap

    Milgen Bay

    20 D
    15/8
    • Form 422511
    • Age 9
    • Weight 11-7
    • Official Rating 110

    tracked sole rival, led 2nd, not fluent 11th, pushed along when hit 4 out, headed next, led again 2 out, hit last, stayed on

    In depth

    Verdict

    Another match to end proceedings with the fast-improving Exeter winner TOM NEARY taken to defy his penalty and just get the better of hat-trick seeker Milgen Bay. Oliver Sherwood's nine-year-old would have preferred an easier surface, though has won off this mark in the past.

    Formwatch

    Tom Neary (IRE) 5-4fav (11-7) Jumped well, made all, clear from 2 out, kept on strongly, unchallenged, won at Exeter 2m 3f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gf beating Somchine (11-12) by 7l, 4 ran.

    Milgen Bay 15-8 (11-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd from 7 out, ridden to lead last, kept on well, won at Towcester 2m 3f hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs beating Prince Des Marais (11-7) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.