January 24 / 14.10 Exeter

14.10 Exeter

Soft

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  • Prize money: £4752.9
  • 2m 3f 48y
  • Class 5
  • 13 runners
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Runners: 13 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

Form: P-056P D

Last run: 24 days

W: 12st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 100

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9

31st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 4

14:53 Uttoxeter

Helios Allen

11st 9lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Hurdle winner off this mark last term; however, holds weak claims on this season's form, most recently well held at Taunton (2m7f) switched to fences; nicely treated granted a revival.

20/1

6th

7

24th Nov 2022

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

14:20 Taunton

Helios Allen

11st 4lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Made a winning handicap hurdle debut at Chepstow (2m3f, soft) a year ago; well beaten in France in August but made a respectable British return when fifth in a 3m Ffos Las handicap hurdle 18 days ago; certainly bred to make a chaser and the stable's good form provides hope.

12/1

Form: UP-516 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 96

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6th

5

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:30 Ffos Las

Haldon Hill

11st 6lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Victor Dartnall

It's taken time for him to get to grips with fences but has returned from wind surgery in good form, travelling strongly throughout when winning over 2m5f here in November (soft); unexposed but although not a slowcoach he still needs to prove as effective with this lesser stamina test.

5/1

1st

4

25th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

12:55 Ffos Las

Haldon Hill

11st 1lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Victor Dartnall

Won a bumper in December 2018 but he's 0-14 since including ten starts over fences; wasn't beaten far off reduced mark at Lingfield (2m4f; first run after a second wind op) on his recent comeback but he's hard to predict and needs to build on that.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 5-1243 C

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 93

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3rd

4

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Exeter

Imperial Joe

11st 4lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

Won over hurdles here (2m, soft) last March and scored by a wide margin on chasing debut at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in May, but raced very lazily in rear before keeping on for never-dangerous fourth at Taunton (2m2f, good) last month and will need to show a lot more zest today.

8/1

4th

2

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:23 Taunton

Imperial Joe

11st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Tim Dennis

Won over hurdles in March (2m, soft) and displayed improved form to score on his chase debut at Newton Abbot (2m5f, good) in May; went very close there (2m, good) in June and this 6yo could continue his progressive ways now back from a break.

7/2

Form: 6640-7 BF

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 6lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 92

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3

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 165y

Class 5

13:40 Fontwell

Per Vino Veritas

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Managed only seventh of 14 when favourite for last month's seasonal debut and is now 0-7 over hurdles but today's switch to fences may show him in a better light.

8/1

7th

3

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

13:00 Taunton

Per Vino Veritas

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Seven-race maiden; acts on soft and he ended last season with a flop on good ground; chance on best efforts, however.

9/2

Form: 636P4P D

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 91

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4th

5

29th Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

16:00 Fontwell

Abaya Du Mathan

11st 5lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Now 11lb lower than when opening British account with eased-down success at Ffos Las (2m3f, good) last April but inconsistent and generally disappointing since; will find this easier than latest assignment in Sussex National at Plumpton but remains difficult to enthuse over.

20/1

Form: 2P-382 CD

Last run: 35 days

W: 11st 5lb

8 yo Gelding

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Form: 44-3F7

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 90

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7th

7

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Lazy Sunday

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Richard Mitford-Slade

Maiden; creditable third on her chasing debut at Worcester in October, despite jumping right; favourite at Taunton the following month, only to fall at the first; could atone if avoiding similar mishap.

5/1

Form: 6354-P CD

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

12 yo Gelding

OR: 88

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9

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:30 Ffos Las

Tudors Treasure

10st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Robert Stephens

Acts on heavy; C&D winner in May 2021 and very nearly went in again here in November 2021 first time out last season; well handicapped judged on that and he did not totally lose his form last term; one to note on this season's return.

10/1

Form: 356-31 CD

Last run: 23 days

W: 11st 0lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 86

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3rd

9

31st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 199y

Class 5

15:25 Ffos Las

Lightonthewing

10st 10lb

J: James Best

T: Sue Gardner

Both wins have come on heavy ground, justifying market support with clearcut success on chase debut at Exeter (2m3f) a month ago; jumped fairly soundly and a 7lb rise is not the end of the world.

6/4

1st

13

1st Jan 2023

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 5

15:15 Exeter

Lightonthewing

10st 4lb

J: James Best

T: Sue Gardner

1-16 over hurdles, the win gained at Wincanton (2m5f, heavy) in February 2021; made quite pleasing seasonal debut here (2m5f, good to soft) six weeks ago but is not one to rely upon heavily; chase debut today.

12/1

Form: 55-3U3

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 10lb

10 yo Mare

OR: 82

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3rd

5

30th Dec 2022

Good

3m 2f 57y

Class 5

15:15 Taunton

Kingsmill Gin

10st 12lb

J: James Best

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Only win was gained in this race last year and she's just 1lb higher; has run respectably in both starts this season so not hard to see her making a decent attempt to repeat the success.

4/1

Form: 1P4-53 C

Last run: 14 days

W: 10st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 81

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9

31st Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 60y

Class 5

14:15 Ffos Las

Bellamy’s Grey

10st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Carroll Gray

Never dangerous when third over hurdles at Exeter last time and again didn't look the easiest of rides there; others appeal more on this return to fences (0-10).

9/1

3rd

12

10th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

14:10 Exeter

Bellamy’s Grey

10st 10lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Carroll Gray

took keen hold, prominent

10/1

Form: 9-37P5

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 79

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5th

7

7th Jan 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 5

15:50 Wincanton

Call Me Freddie

10st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Richenda Ford

Well beaten on his final three runs for Paul Nolan and has shown no improvement in three handicap chases for this yard (2m-2m2f, good); however, this sort of trip on softer ground suited him in Ireland and he's dropped down the weights; needs a second look.

33/1

5

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:23 Taunton

Call Me Freddie

11st 4lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Richenda Ford

Dropping down the weights but he was well beaten on his final three runs for Paul Nolan and has been tailed off on both runs for this yard.

50/1

Form: 64U-3P

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 73

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14

4th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

16:00 Hereford

Demothi

10st 3lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Maiden; lacked fluency and tended to jump right in two Newton Abbot chasing attempts last spring but showed some ability in both; absent since and plenty to prove but not impossible with Bryony Frost aboard for first time.

20/1

Verdict

Lightonthewing produced a good performance to win over C&D on his recent chasing debut and is open to further improvement over fences but he was never very consistent over hurdles and perhaps the third from that race, IMPERIAL JOE, will be able to turn the tables today. The veteran Tudors Treasure has a lot more to prove but is very well suited by this C&D and a big run from him would not surprise.[Chris Wilson]