Royal Castle Hotel Beginners' Chase 2m 3f 110y

  • (5yo+, 2m 3f 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,769 2nd £1,107 3rd £553 4th £277
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 8.75s
  • Off time: 13:30:36
Full result
Result 13:30 Exeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 3 Buddy Bolero 4/1
2nd 6 Theatrical Star 6/1
3rd 8 Violin Davis 25 8/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 212511-
Maroon and Grey diabolo, Maroon cap Ambion Wood (IRE) 251
  • T:V R A Dartnall
  • J:Jack Doyle
  • Form: 212511-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 11/10f
2 8P/2U
Brown, Orange epaulets and star on cap Ashbourne Folly (IRE) 11
  • T:R H Buckler
  • J:A Glassonbury
  • Form: 8P/2U
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 100/1
3 421-
BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Buddy Bolero (IRE) 385
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: 421-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 4/1
4 097-3F5
Black, Light Blue hoops, check cap Decimus (IRE) 52
  • T:J Scott
  • J:Nick Scholfield
  • Form: 097-3F5
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 J Scott Nick Scholfield 25/1
5 44210-3
Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, White cap, Dark Blue diamonds Off The Ground (IRE) 29
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:D C Costello
  • Form: 44210-3
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 7/1
6 353-32P
Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Theatrical Star 19
  • T:C L Tizzard
  • J:J Tizzard
  • Form: 353-32P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 125
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 125 6/1
7 121/FF5
ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Wayward Frolic 40
  • T:Nick Williams
  • J:M J Quinlan
  • Form: 121/FF5
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Nick Williams M J Quinlan (3) 40/1
8 13310-7
Black and orange check, black sleeves, orange stars, hooped cap Violin Davis (FR) 52
  • T:H Fry
  • J:N Fehily
  • Form: 13310-7
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 147 10-7 t H Fry N Fehily 8/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   State Benefit (IRE)
  • T:N J Henderson
  • J:A Tinkler
7 11-0 N J Henderson A Tinkler 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

Ambion Wood and Violin Davis are the best of these over hurdles but both make their chasing debut today. So does BUDDY BOLERO as he returns from over a year off the track. He won easily over hurdles at Folkestone on his latest start and a chance is taken the brother to decent chaser Finger Onthe Pulse is good enough on his fencing debut. Off The Ground made a promising start over fences at Plumpton and Theatrical Star ran well at Ascot before disappointing at Taunton last time.

Formwatch

Buddy Bolero (IRE) 9-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, not fluent 5th, mistake 3 out, not fluent 2 out, led approaching last, soon clear, stayed on well, won at Folkestone 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) sft in Dec '11 beating Monturgeon (11-0) by 15l, 15 ran.

Theatrical Star 11-2 (10-11) Chased leaders, went right 2nd, bumped 3rd and lost place, never going after, reminders in rear next, mistakes 5th and 7th, tailed off and pulled up after 9th, in a race won by Changing Times (11-3) at Taunton 2m 3f Novice Limited Handicap Chase (0-135) (4yo+) (3) sft in Dec, 7 ran.

Violin Davis (FR) 6-1 (11-9) In touch in mid-division, ridden after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 10, 31l behind Miss Milborne (11-6) at Wincanton 2m 6f mrs hcp hdl (2) gs in Nov.

Off The Ground (IRE) 13-2 (11-0) Held up in rear, blundered 4th, outpaced after 3 out, staying on when went left 2 out, went 4th approaching last, stayed on to one paced 3rd final stride, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Opening Batsman (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 4f beg chs (3) sft in Dec.

Ambion Wood (IRE) 11-8fav (11-6) Tracked leader, led 9th, went clear on bit before last, very easily, won at Perth 3m nov hdl (2) sft in Apr beating Golden Call (11-6) by 15l, 8 ran.

Ashbourne Folly (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, badly hampered 7th, blundered and unseated rider next, in a race won by Simonsig (11-0) at Ascot 2m 3f nov chs Grade 2 (1) hvy in Dec, 5 ran.

Decimus (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Took keen hold in mid-division, pushed along and one pace in 5th after 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 17, 26l behind Lamps (11-9) at Sandown 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.

Wayward Frolic 22-1 (11-2) In rear, headway 7th, hit 9th, weakened 4 out, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Changing Times (11-2) at Market Rasen 2m 6f beg chs (4) sft in Nov.