April 19 / 17.30 Exeter

17.30

Good To Soft

Bell Inn Bovey Tracey Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

  • Prize money: £3696.7
  • 2m 2f 111y
  • Class 5
  • 11 runners
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Bell Inn Bovey Tracey Novices’ Handicap Hurdle (Div I)

Runners: 11 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 6989 BF

Last run: 54 days

W: 11st 0lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
Just touched off in an Irish point last spring but his hurdle career has got off to a slow start and despite going off joint-favourite he was no better for the move into handicaps at Hereford (2m5f, soft; first-time hood, discarded today) in February; now has it to prove.
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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Captain Wallace

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Tailed off on handicap debut in February but took huge step forward at Exeter (2m2f, good) on Friday, keeping on strongly to win readily by 10l; needs to be taken very seriously under 7lb penalty here.

11/8

1st

10

23rd Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

15:30 Southwell

Captain Wallace

11st 4lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

Tailed off on handicap debut in February but took huge step forward at Exeter (2m2f, good) on Friday, keeping on strongly to win readily by 10l; needs to be taken very seriously under 7lb penalty here.

11/8

1st

11

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Captain Wallace

11st 0lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Sam Thomas

raced in second

14/1

8/1

  • Place: £3.60

Form: 03-P36

Last run: 93 days

W: 11st 5lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 90

Form & Verdict
Maiden; capable of a good run on his day but his handicap form has been mixed for different trainers and he didn't run well for the current one in January; had wind surgery since but not too tempting.
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No / Draw
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

1

19th Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

17:50 Worcester

Hillsin

12st 0lb

J: James Turner

T: Alan Jones

5lb rise for last month's Newton Abbot success (2m3f, soft), a first win at the 20th attempt, takes his mark above any run to then or previously; more needed, therefore; effective on sounder surfaces also.

4/1

1st

1

29th May 2024

Soft

2m 2f 110y

Class 5

17:03 Newton Abbot

Hillsin

11st 12lb

J: James Turner

T: Alan Jones

in touch with leaders on outer, pressed leader before 4 out, led home turn, soon faced challenge, ridden and good jump last, kept on well

3/1

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6/4

  • Place: £1.30

Form: 050921

Last run: 8 days

W: 12st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
His qualifying runs weren't up to much but he has proved ahead of his mark since handicapping this month, going close at Plumpton (2m1f, good) before a 3l win at Taunton (2m, soft) was no real indication of his superiority; was due a 7lb rise there and now has a penalty on top but he may well be up to the task.
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

3rd

4

1st Jun 2024

Good

2m 4f 0y

Class 5

16:05 Worcester

Soir De Gala

11st 13lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

Took a while to get the hang of hurdling but he's thriving now and he won comfortably at Fakenham (2m4f, good) last month; up 7lb but he still has untapped potential and could follow up.

11/8

1st

2

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Soir De Gala

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent, led after 1st, shaken up on turn before last

11/4

1st

2

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 1y

Class 5

15:45 Fakenham

Soir De Gala

11st 11lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Paul Nicholls

didn't always jump with fluency, prominent, led after 1st, shaken up on turn before last

11/4

Form: 759

Last run: 255 days

W: 11st 12lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Well-connected 6yo; off since August when he didn't put up much of a show but he had done better previously, when fifth of 14 in a 1m7f Roscommon maiden; well worth a market check for new yard on first handicap start.
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3rd

3

5th Jun 2024

Good

2m 0f 167y

Class 5

16:40 Newton Abbot

Electric Eddy

11st 8lb

J: Finn Lambert

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Didn't last home from the front when upped to 2m2f at Exeter on stable debut in April but shaped more encouragingly when settled just off the pace back at 2m when a 6l seventh of 11 at Uttoxeter (good to soft) in May; bit more needed again but Finn Lambert's 3lb claim can help.

6/1

7th

4

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Electric Eddy

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

8-1, ridden prominently before fading to be 29l fourth on his handicap and stable debut at Exeter (2m2f, good) last month; drops 1lb; early days and no surprise if he is able to see his effort through better now back again in trip.

9/1

7th

4

18th May 2024

Good

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

20:03 Uttoxeter

Electric Eddy

11st 5lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

8-1, ridden prominently before fading to be 29l fourth on his handicap and stable debut at Exeter (2m2f, good) last month; drops 1lb; early days and no surprise if he is able to see his effort through better now back again in trip.

9/1

Form: 0671

Last run: 25 days

W: 11st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 94

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in Irish point; nothing doing in qualifying runs on good to soft and slower ground but the return to good ground suited when making a successful switch to this level at Huntingdon (2m4f) last month, winning with something to spare; that wasn't a competitive race but he's only 4lb higher and has more to come.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Paddy In The Caddy

11st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

held up in midfield

7/2

5th

7

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Paddy In The Caddy

11st 9lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

held up in midfield

7/2

1st

4

25th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 145y

Class 5

16:05 Huntingdon

Paddy In The Caddy

11st 7lb

J: Sean Houlihan

T: Philip Hobbs & Johnson White

Bought for £55,000 after finishing second in an Irish point but he's been well held in his three runs over hurdles thus far, a never-dangerous seventh of 12 in Wincanton novice (15f) 37 days ago; this longer trip should suit though so he's no forlorn hope now going handicapping.

8/1

13/2

Form: 2-56

Last run: 23 days

W: 12st 0lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Best hurdle form on second start, when fifth of 11 finishers in a competitive Ludlow maiden (2m, soft) in February, but his finishing effort was weak at Wincanton 23 days ago; handicaps offer more scope but he needs to show he can handle a stiff finish.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

6th

2

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Zoeman

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Best hurdle form on second start, when fifth of 11 finishers in a competitive Ludlow maiden (2m, soft) in February, but his finishing effort was weak at Wincanton 23 days ago; handicaps offer more scope but he needs to show he can handle a stiff finish.

13/2

6th

2

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Zoeman

12st 0lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Best hurdle form on second start, when fifth of 11 finishers in a competitive Ludlow maiden (2m, soft) in February, but his finishing effort was weak at Wincanton 23 days ago; handicaps offer more scope but he needs to show he can handle a stiff finish.

13/2

6

27th Mar 2024

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

16:35 Wincanton

Zoeman

11st 6lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Second in a good-ground hurdle at Ffos Las in October 2022; last month's reappearance was a while coming but he shaped nicely at Ludlow (2m, soft; beaten 12l) in a race that's working out, with the third successful since and the Irish-trained runner-up competitive in an Ascot handicap last weekend; open to further progress.

7/2

Form: 1-5760

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 11lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Won 2m juvenile hurdle last April but not gone on from that, in a 2m handicap and mares' events, albeit was well out of the weights at Newbury last month; this is more her level but others still more obvious.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Imperial Jade

11st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Won 2m juvenile hurdle last April but not gone on from that, in a 2m handicap and mares' events, albeit was well out of the weights at Newbury last month; this is more her level but others still more obvious.

20/1

7th

5

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Imperial Jade

11st 11lb

J: Lilly Pinchin

T: Charlie Longsdon

Won 2m juvenile hurdle last April but not gone on from that, in a 2m handicap and mares' events, albeit was well out of the weights at Newbury last month; this is more her level but others still more obvious.

20/1

10th

17

23rd Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 118y

Class 1

15:15 Newbury

Imperial Jade

10st 6lb

J: Bradley Roberts

T: Charlie Longsdon

Won a junior hurdle at Chepstow (2m, soft) last April but comfortably held since, latterly finishing some 22l off Larchmont Lass at Wincanton.

100/1

Form: -7475P

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Trainer going well but this one made a low-key start to his handicap career when pulled up at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) last month and he has it to prove after that.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

8th

9

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Pescatorius

11st 3lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Trainer going well but this one made a low-key start to his handicap career when pulled up at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) last month and he has it to prove after that.

50/1

8th

9

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Pescatorius

11st 3lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Trainer going well but this one made a low-key start to his handicap career when pulled up at Hereford (2m3f, good to soft) last month and he has it to prove after that.

50/1

3

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 147y

Class 5

16:02 Hereford

Pescatorius

11st 9lb

J: James Best

T: Harriet Dickin

Appeared to display improvement when fifth of eight in Kempton novice (2m5f, soft) last month, his third hurdling start, but his opening handicap mark almost certainly demands further progress; others preferred.

20/1

Form: 83-2PP

Last run: 86 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Filly

OR: 88

Form & Verdict
Has acted on soft ground but she's been pulled up in both handicaps at about 2m4f on that surface and heavy; the addition of a hood clearly needs to make all the difference.
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Verdict Starting price

9th

10

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

My Lady Phoenix

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jeremy Scott

always behind

33/1

9th

10

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

My Lady Phoenix

11st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jeremy Scott

always behind

33/1

0

14

24th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

My Lady Phoenix

11st 0lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Jeremy Scott

Placed twice over hurdles but no match for easy winner when second in 2m novice here on seasonal debut in November and was pulled up when upped to 2m4f for last month's handicap debut; others have stronger claims.

20/1

Form: 35944

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 98

Form & Verdict
Some minor promise when fourth of nine finishers over 2m (soft) here in March but he came off the bridle going out on the final circuit at Fontwell 22 days ago and completed in his own time; the hope here is that he'll fare better back on a galloping track now handicapping.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

10th

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

The Cypriot

11st 13lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Evan Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced and reminder before 7th

10/1

10th

3

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

The Cypriot

11st 13lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Evan Williams

took keen hold, held up in rear, outpaced and reminder before 7th

10/1

4th

4

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:57 Fontwell

The Cypriot

11st 7lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Evan Williams

didn't always jump with fluency, in touch with leaders, lost ground after 6th, soon dropped to last and struggling, tailed off when mistake 2 out

10/1

Form: 580007

Last run: 82 days

W: 11st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 96

Form & Verdict
Bumper winner who was in the frame four times over hurdles in Ireland but has not yet found his form for new connections since back from a layoff and continues best watched.
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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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7th

3

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Dixie Flyer

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

Of interest on his Irish form and although he's yet to fire for Sean Curran, he's dropped 19lb in five runs; blinkers now given a go; check betting.

16/1

7th

3

9th May 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

19:50 Stratford

Dixie Flyer

11st 7lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Sean Curran

Of interest on his Irish form and although he's yet to fire for Sean Curran, he's dropped 19lb in five runs; blinkers now given a go; check betting.

16/1

11th

6

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

17:30 Exeter

Dixie Flyer

11st 11lb

J: David Bass

T: Sean Curran

Bumper winner who was in the frame four times over hurdles in Ireland but has not yet found his form for new connections since back from a layoff and continues best watched.

33/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £80.80
Straight Forecast £72.18
Tricast £171.97
Trifecta £247.30

Selections

POSTDATA:

Soir De Gala

SPOTLIGHT:

Paddy In The Caddy

D Express:

Zoeman

Daily Mail:

Hillsin

TOPSPEED:

Dixie Flyer

WEST COUNTRY:

Soir De Gala

The Times:

Soir De Gala

Telegraph:

Soir De Gala

The Sun:

Soir De Gala

The Star:

Soir De Gala

RP RATINGS:

Paddy In The Caddy

The Guardian:

Paddy In The Caddy

Daily Mirror:

Paddy In The Caddy

Daily Record:

Paddy In The Caddy