November 10 / 14.20 Exeter

14.20

Soft

Extra Places Every Day At Betway Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4225.86
  • 2m 0f 161y
  • Class 5
  • 16 runners
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Extra Places Every Day At Betway Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 16 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Scattered showers

20/1 (Won)

  • Win: £31.40
  • Place: £4.50

Form: /027-5

Last run: 17 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Hasn't achieved much so far, even when second in a maiden here in March as the winner was in a different league and only one other finished; no evidence to suggest this initial mark is at all lenient.
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4th

6

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:33 Exeter

Asian Spice

10st 6lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Jimmy Frost

2-2 in handicaps, both over C&D (good to soft) in November, and faced tough task in Wincanton novice three weeks ago after a break (well beaten); unraced on soft/heavy and 10lb higher than for last win, but that form looks particularly strong and her half-sister Singapore Saga won on soft ground.

9/4

8th

1

1st Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Asian Spice

12st 0lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

The winner of two 2m handicaps at Exeter (good to soft) in November; returning to novice company under a double penalty asks a big question of her.

20/1

4/1

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 5P33-

Last run: 262 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
Beaten 14l in two Taunton maiden hurdles early this year (soft/good); may want further than this but tongue-tie fitted for handicap debut and must be shortlisted.
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0

5

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Danton

11st 13lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Harry Fry

Evidently suited by step up to 2m5f when opening account at Exeter (good to soft) in November on fifth hurdle run; pulled up after losing action there last month but remains open to further improvement if all is well here.

6/1

0

6

1st Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:00 Exeter

Danton

11st 8lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Harry Fry

Close second here (2m, good to soft) on seasonal/handicap debut in November and was evidently suited by the step up in trip when beating 14 rivals to open account over C&D (good to soft) later that month; open to further progress if handling today's slower ground; major player.

3/1

3/1

  • Place: £1.70

Form: 52-341 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Only 4lb higher than for his heavy-ground win at Newton Abbot (2m1f) and he was good value for the 2.25l winning margin; no reason why he shouldn't be on the scene.
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2nd

7

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

14:10 Taunton

Imperial Measure

11st 3lb

J: Isabel Williams

T: Evan Williams

Won on heavy at Newton Abbot in September (2m1f) and two good runs followed, including a second over C&D; reportedly bled when a disappointing favourite last time; chance if back on song.

3/1

25/1

  • Place: £5.90

Form: 900-8

Last run: 28 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict
Some light at the end of the tunnel when beaten 32l in a traditionally strong novice at Chepstow four weeks ago (good to soft); could have been flattered but is lightly raced and now goes handicapping.
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10

21st Feb 2024

Soft

1m 7f 169y

Class 4

14:55 Ludlow

Little Pi

10st 12lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Matt Sheppard

Had his first blip in handicaps when well below his best at Doncaster last time; won nicely enough the time before at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft) to believe this 6lb higher mark should be manageable.

9/1

15th

5

28th Jan 2024

Good

2m 0f 128y

Class 5

15:35 Doncaster

Little Pi

11st 9lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

Has form figures of 411 since handicapping, most recently recording a 6l success at Wincanton (1m7f, good to soft); progressing nicely and warrants respect despite another 7lb rise.

5/1

1st

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:30 Wincanton

Little Pi

11st 7lb

J: Stan Sheppard

T: Matt Sheppard

midfield, headway after 5th, went second before 2 out, soon ridden, led but jumped left and hampered rival last, went clear run-in, readily

9/2

Form: /393-4

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 12lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 81

Form & Verdict
Some bumper promise for Tom Lacey; showed no immediate benefit for switching yards when tailed off in a soft-ground maiden at Bangor a month ago but disappointing should he not show more off this low a mark.
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1st

3

22nd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:45 Lingfield

Major Fortune

11st 9lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

A major rising force with his handicap wins at Market Rasen (2m4f), Hereford (3m2f, good) and Lingfield (2m7f, soft) on last three outings; the latest was nine days ago and in fine style at 8-13, so it's easy to think he is capable of dealing with a good deal more than this 7lb penalty; due to go up another 6lb in future engagements; may well complete the four-timer.

10/11

1st

5

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 7f 0y

Class 5

15:35 Lingfield

Major Fortune

11st 3lb

J: Harry Skelton

T: Dan Skelton

Things didn't go to plan at Market Rasen (2m4f, good to soft) on Boxing Day on second start for yard, but he got there in the nick of time; looked a promising type for this level when proving suited by the new 3m2f trip at Hereford (good) since and good chance he can cope with a 6lb rise.

11/10

6th
16
Daany

50/1

Form: 8P60-P

Last run: 177 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
Dual Polytrack winner for Adam West; placed over 1m on heavy ground at Windsor last month but last season's runs over hurdles were thoroughly underwhelming (including four handicaps).
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6th

13

(1)

14th Feb 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 2f 219y

Class 6

20:30 Kempton (AW)

Daany

9st 3lb

J: Finley Marsh

T: Joe Tickle

Two Flat wins (1m) in 2021; belatedly scored again in handicap hurdle at Wincanton (1m7f, heavy) last month but he was disappointing at Ffos Las last time; returns to the Flat off a dangerous mark but he's not easy to predict and others are more persuasive.

12/1

7th

4

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:30 Ffos Las

Daany

11st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

led, slowed tempo 4th

11/2

2nd

8

12th Jan 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

14:30 Wincanton

Daany

11st 4lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Joe Tickle

took keen hold, led, hit 5th, headed when hampered last, soon no extra

11/2

20/1

Form: 522435

Last run: 35 days

W: 10st 9lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 78

Form & Verdict
Dual Flat winner; 0-9 over hurdles but she hasn't been beaten that far in any of her handicaps; has been running on good ground but she won on soft in France.
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No Results Found

Form: 0345P-

Last run: 216 days

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Has been most competitive on the Flat (stays well) but remains a maiden and achieved nothing in two soft-ground handicap hurdles last season.
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12

29th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 8y

Class 5

13:25 Hereford

Loudspeaker

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Seamus Mullins

Fair Flat-racer; well beaten over hurdles this month but finished well to lead close home on recent chasing debut at Doncaster (2m, good); effectively 5lb higher here but, given the Flat ability, could still have a bigger run in him over fences.

9/4

1st

9

17th Nov 2023

Good

2m 0f 78y

Class 5

13:00 Doncaster

Loudspeaker

10st 2lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Seamus Mullins

Has some fair Flat form on his CV but his record over hurdles is not inspiring and he's not bred for chasing; 1lb out of the weights here; others have much stronger claims.

33/1

8th

14

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Loudspeaker

10st 7lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Has been most competitive on the Flat (stays well) but remains a maiden and achieved nothing in two soft-ground handicap hurdles last season.

33/1

Form: 6656P-

Last run: 201 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict
Best form came on his bumper debut; went off 20-1 for his handicap debut at Stratford in April and showed very little.
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3rd

7

14th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

16:20 Fontwell

Rollos Kingdom

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

took keen hold, led

9/1

3rd

7

28th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

13:45 Fontwell

Rollos Kingdom

10st 4lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Jeremy Scott

Beaten about 52l when fourth in gruelling race at Wincanton (3m1f, heavy) last month and has now been unplaced all six hurdling starts, but some positives can be drawn from that latest run and he may benefit from combination of drop back in trip and first-time cheekpieces here.

9/1

Form: 7U74-1 CD

Last run: 29 days

W: 11st 10lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 93

Form & Verdict
Didn't go unbacked when winning a fast-ground maiden for mares here a month ago, which represented a significant improvement on her previous defeat when beaten in a handicap; that was off 74 and now on 93, but something may have clicked; posted her highest RPR on soft ground (bumper).
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3rd

7

23rd Nov 2023

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

12:20 Wincanton

Miss Marette

10st 11lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Chris Down

in touch with leaders, prominent 2nd

25/1

10th

4

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Miss Marette

11st 10lb

J: James Davies

T: Chris Down

Didn't go unbacked when winning a fast-ground maiden for mares here a month ago, which represented a significant improvement on her previous defeat when beaten in a handicap; that was off 74 and now on 93, but something may have clicked; posted her highest RPR on soft ground (bumper).

5/1

1st

3

12th Oct 2023

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:25 Exeter

Miss Marette

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Highest RPR came in a soft-ground bumper; 0-15 overall but following wind surgery she was under 3l away in a 2m2f handicap at Stratford; that was 12 months ago.

66/1

Form: /F01F- CD

Last run: 245 days

W: 11st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
Won an uncompetitive good-ground novice here in February and was under the pump when short of room and falling on the home turn on handicap debut here (10-1); bit to prove off this mark and on ground this soft.
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14th

15

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

16:50 Taunton

Prince Rhinegold

10st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Linda Blackford

slowly into stride, midfield, towards rear when mistake 3 out

20/1

5th

8

30th Nov 2023

Good

2m 3f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Taunton

Prince Rhinegold

10st 10lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Linda Blackford

It was an uncompetitive good-ground novice he won at Exeter in February; under pressure when falling on the home turn there next time (handicap debut) and tailed off on his reappearance at the same track; hard to warm to.

25/1

Form: 0/958-

Last run: 232 days

W: 10st 2lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict
23l is the closest she's been so far when fifth in a 2m handicap at Hereford; finished tailed off in this headgear combination at Chepstow and had wind surgery since; comes with risks.
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11

17th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

13:35 Southwell

Call Me Sainte

10st 5lb

J: Lorcan Murtagh

T: Nigel Hawke

Soundly beaten in all five handicaps and she's 10lb wrong at the weights today; others are preferred.

66/1

4th

9

12th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

13:52 Ffos Las

Call Me Sainte

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

took keen hold, towards rear

20/1

OUR TIP

Form: P7-41P D

Last run: 77 days

W: 11st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Won a 2m handicap chase at Wexford in August when with Tony Martin but was pulled up the next time and then sold on for £3,000; unraced over hurdles and others appeal more.
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5th

4

23rd Feb 2024

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

15:05 Exeter

Royal Juniper

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

Won run-of-the-mill handicap chase in Ireland last summer (2m, yielding to soft) but struggled in C&D handicap hurdle for new stable in November and needs subsequent wind op to have made a big difference.

20/1

13th

3

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Royal Juniper

11st 11lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

Won a 2m handicap chase at Wexford in August when with Tony Martin but was pulled up the next time and then sold on for £3,000; unraced over hurdles and others appeal more.

50/1

0

10

25th Aug 2023

Good

2m 4f 180y

19:03 Killarney

Royal Juniper

10st 13lb

J: Peter Carberry

T: A J Martin

Point winner the season before last; apparently not suited by testing conditions in hunter chases last winter, but much-improved in handicaps lately; built on Kilbeggan fourth when winning over 2m at Wexford; only 5lb higher now; further progress is possible over this trip.

3/1

Form: 6774-4 D

Last run: 185 days

W: 12st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner on debut (heavy); has finished closer in each of his three handicaps, last time at Ffos Las (2m, soft; May) coming home 7l behind the winner; now 10lb lower than his initial mark and should be a factor.
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2nd

2

29th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 0f 214y

Class 5

14:20 Plumpton

Filanderer

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Hughie Morrison

prominent, lost position and pushed along briefly 8th, not fluent 9th, ridden before 2 out, no impression when left in modest second last

2/1

2nd

6

19th Dec 2023

Soft

1m 7f 149y

Class 4

12:50 Wincanton

Filanderer

10st 3lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: Hughie Morrison

led, headed 2 out, kept on but no match for winner

14/1

Form: /0U75-

Last run: 213 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
Low-grade Flat winner, though that was over 1m6f on soft so he stays well; kept on to be nearest at the finish over 2m5f here in April and has races in him off this mark; probably wants further, however.
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7th

1

(3)

2nd Feb 2024

Standard

1m 7f 169y

Class 6

15:17 Lingfield (AW)

Arthalot

9st 9lb

J: Callum Hutchinson

T: Victor Dartnall

midfield

25/1

11th

11

21st Dec 2023

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

13:25 Exeter

Arthalot

11st 0lb

J: Miss Heidi Stevens

T: Victor Dartnall

Flat winner; seven-race maiden over hurdles and has to raise his game; 20-1 when unseating early in a C&D handicap last month.

25/1

0

10

26th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

15:45 Exeter

Arthalot

11st 0lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Victor Dartnall

held up in rear

20/1

Form: 2758-7

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 3lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Achieved little when runner-up behind an easy winner on her bumper debut here and has been tailed off in all three hurdles; entitled to show more now handicapping off a basement mark but hard to be confident.
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0

15

10th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Grumpy Rosie

10st 3lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Achieved little when runner-up behind an easy winner on her bumper debut here and has been tailed off in all three hurdles; entitled to show more now handicapping off a basement mark but hard to be confident.

50/1

10

21st Oct 2023

Soft

2m 0f 167y

Class 4

14:15 Newton Abbot

Grumpy Rosie

10st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: Chris Honour

Remote second on debut in bumper at Exeter (2m1f, heavy) in January and tailed off over hurdles on next three starts; hard to fancy.

50/1

8th

9

21st Apr 2023

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

17:00 Exeter

Grumpy Rosie

10st 10lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Honour

Remote second in an uncompetitive bumper here in January and tailed off in her two hurdles.

20/1

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Payout
Exacta £262.10
Straight Forecast £239.59
Tricast £1238.15
Trifecta £1567.30

Selections

POSTDATA:

Imperial Measure

WEST COUNTRY:

Danton

The Times:

Major Fortune

SPOTLIGHT:

Filanderer

D Express:

Arthalot

Daily Record:

Danton

Telegraph:

Imperial Measure

The Guardian:

Imperial Measure

Daily Mail:

Imperial Measure

Daily Mirror:

Imperial Measure

The Star:

Imperial Measure

The Sun:

Major Fortune

RP RATINGS:

Filanderer