Finlake Holiday Park Novices' Hurdle 2m 7f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 7f 110y, Class 4, 8 runners)
  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 5m 40.60s
  • Off time: 14:00:25
Full result
Result 14:00 Exeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Saddlers Encore 6/1
2nd 5 Virtuel D'oudon hd 5/1
3rd 4 Strollawaynow 18 9/4

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 2-24231
Black and beige (quartered), black sleeves Ashford Wood (IRE) 30
  • T:Tim Vaughan
  • J:Michael Byrne
  • Form: 2-24231
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne 7/1
2 58P1
Emerald Green, Purple cross belts, Purple cap Saddlers Encore (IRE) 23
  • T:P J Hobbs
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 58P1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 P J Hobbs R Johnson 6/1
3 41-B14
PINK and PURPLE check, PINK sleeves, BLACK cap Sego Success (IRE) 59
  • T:A King
  • J:R Thornton
  • Form: 41-B14
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
6 161 11-7 A King R Thornton 128 2/1f
4 621383
NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Strollawaynow (IRE) 15
  • T:D W P Arbuthnot
  • J:A P McCoy
  • Form: 621383
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR: 128
  • Naps:
7 161 11-7 D W P Arbuthnot A P McCoy 128 9/4
5 P-26111
Orange, large emerald green spots, orange sleeves, emerald green spots, emerald green cap Virtuel D'oudon (FR) 21
  • T:D Pipe
  • J:T Scudamore
  • Form: P-26111
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 161 11-7 D Pipe T Scudamore 5/1
8 57-8FF
LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Milanese (IRE) 21
  • T:Miss E C Lavelle
  • J:G Sheehan
  • Form: 57-8FF
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 Miss E C Lavelle G Sheehan (3) 16/1
9 76U
Gold, black diamond, hooped sleeves and diamonds on cap War Treaty (IRE) 20
  • T:M B Shears
  • J:T J Phelan
  • Form: 76U
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 155 11-1 M B Shears T J Phelan 250/1
10 70-60
Orange, dark green sleeves, orange armlets, orange and dark green hooped cap Tamarton Tansy 22
  • T:F M O'Brien
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 70-60
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-8
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 148 10-8 F M O'Brien P J Brennan 100/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
6 22-P
Chinatown Boy (IRE) 42
  • Nag Me
  • Beaten Favourite
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 22-P
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 111 P F Nicholls S Twiston-Davies NR
7 P3520
Jay Are (IRE) 16
  • Nag Me
  • T:G L Moore
  • J:Joshua Moore
  • Form: P3520
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-1
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 111 G L Moore Joshua Moore NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Cowards Close (IRE)
  • T:P F Nicholls
  • J:D A Jacob
6 11-0 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 6/1
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In depth

Verdict

Milanese was travelling well when falling at Chepstow in December and was well supported on a return visit last month but fell again. ASHFORD WOOD looked a real staying potential when scoring over 2m4f at Ffos Las so today's longer trip is just what's required. He has scope to do much better and is handed the vote. Saddlers Encore produced a surprise when stepping up to 2m6f at Wincanton and there's plenty more to come but after landing a moderate event at Southwell, Sego Success was sent to Haydock for a Grade Two but it proved well beyond him. Strollawaynow scored over a shorter trip here in January but has been a bit disappointing since so the main threat looks to be Virtuel D'Oudon, who still looked in need of experience despite scoring at Fontwell last month. Chinatown Boy jumped moderately on his debut over hurdles here last month and will need to do much better.

Formwatch

Chinatown Boy (IRE) Evensfav (11-3) Close 3rd until pushed along 6th, ridden after 4 out, weakened and pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Capote (11-4) at Exeter 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar, 3 ran.

Jay Are (IRE) 80-1 (11-1) Mid-division, weakened 2 out, 10th of 16, 46l behind Simply A Legend (11-1) at Ascot 2m 3f mdn hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Saddlers Encore (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Never far away, headway before 2 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, led approaching and not fluent last, driven and kept on strongly to assert final 100 yards, won at Wincanton 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Southfield Vic (11-1) by 1l, 10 ran.

Virtuel D'oudon (FR) 2-1 (11-2) Tracked leader, reminders before 3 out, led before 2 out, soon clear, driven out, held on towards finish, won at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Mar beating Ballyheigue Bay (11-2) by 3/4l, 8 ran.

Strollawaynow (IRE) 5-2 (11-7) Led, pushed along and headed 9th, chased leader until ridden before 3 out, soon beaten, left modest 4th 2 out, went 3rd post, 3rd of 9, 13l behind Ellnando Queen (10-5) at Plumpton 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Ashford Wood (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Hung left most of way, raced alone on wide outside, mid-division, headway to chase leaders 5th, went left and joined leaders 4 out, led 3 out, ridden and pressed from next, stayed on to assert going to the last, driven out, won at Ffos Las 2m 4f NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Mar beating Gate Please (10-10) by 2l, 12 ran.

Milanese (IRE) 8-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, fell 3rd, in a race won by Fayette County (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) sft in Mar, 8 ran.

War Treaty (IRE) 80-1 (11-1) Blundered and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by While You Wait (11-1) at Exeter 2m 3f nov sell hdl (5) gs in Mar, 9 ran.

Tamarton Tansy 20-1 (10-12) Mid-division, hit 3 out, weakening when mistake 2 out, last of 11, 29l behind Blue Buttons (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.

Sego Success (IRE) 14-1 (11-8) Mid-division, headway 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 9, 41l behind Toubeera (11-1) at Haydock 3m nov hdl G2 (1) hvy in Feb.