Marley Eternit Ridgefast Novices' Selling Hurdle 2m 1f

  • (4yo+, 2m 1f, Class 5, 7 runners)
  • Winner £1,949 2nd £572 3rd £286 4th £143
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 15.20s
  • Off time: 14:00:21
Full result
Result 14:00 Exeter
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Karl Marx 9/1
2nd 10 Fruity Bun 16/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 5-052
Orange, Black stars on sleeves, Black cap, Orange star Scribe (IRE) 8
  • T:P D Evans
  • J:S Quinlan
  • Form: 5-052
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0b
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 b P D Evans S Quinlan 107 2/1f
3 05F874
Royal blue and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, royal blue cap Sedgemoor Top Bid (IRE) 19
  • T:N J Hawke
  • J:S Twiston-Davies
  • Form: 05F874
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0b1
  • OR: 93
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 b1 N J Hawke S Twiston-Davies 93 8/1
5 R68228
Pink, light blue stars on sleeves and cap Slaney Star (IRE) 12
  • T:Jim Best
  • J:R Flint
  • Form: R68228
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0v
  • OR: 105
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 v Jim Best R Flint 105 3/1
6 0-14576
LIGHT BLUE, BLACK seams, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, hooped cap To The Sky (IRE) 104
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 0-14576
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0h
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 h J G M O'Shea R Johnson 98 3/1
7 544884
Orange, Red Cross of Lorraine Karl Marx (IRE) 20
  • T:Mark Gillard
  • J:Thomas Cheesman
  • Form: 544884
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7b
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 b Mark Gillard Thomas Cheesman (7) 86 9/1
9 P
ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, RED and WHITE hooped cap Studfarmer 54
  • T:J F Panvert
  • J:C Wallis
  • Form: P
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 147 10-7 J F Panvert C Wallis (5) 100/1
10 63
Dark Green, Yellow epaulets, halved sleeves and star on cap Fruity Bun 19
  • T:K Burke
  • J:James Banks
  • Form: 63
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 140 10-0 t K Burke James Banks (5) 16/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1
Cantor 34
  • Nag Me
  • T:Paul Morgan
  • J:T J O'Brien
  • Form:
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0pt
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 pt Paul Morgan T J O'Brien NR
4 F-PP3P0
Shays River (IRE) 12
  • Nag Me
  • T:Evan Williams
  • J:Adam Wedge
  • Form: F-PP3P0
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 11-0hvet
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 hvet Evan Williams Adam Wedge NR
8 425594
Kathleen Frances 12
  • Nag Me
  • T:Miss A Brewer
  • J:Aidan Coleman
  • Form: 425594
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 10-7t
  • OR: 96
  • Naps:
7 107 t Miss A Brewer Aidan Coleman 96 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   My Viking Bay (IRE)
  • T:J G M O'Shea
  • J:Ciaran McKee
9 10-13 J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee 4/1
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In depth

Verdict

Slaney Star must have some sort of chance in a very modest opener. Not for the first time, he found 2m4f beyond him at Wincanton last time but had only found one too good over this trip at Fakenham and Towcester earlier. To The Sky won a Newton Abbot maiden on fast ground last summer and drops into a seller for the first time. Richard Johnson rides and he must go well while the mare Kathleen Frances has the past form to figure. SCRIBE was beaten 23 lengths when second at Stratford last week but is lightly-raced over timber and a consistent stayer on the Polytrack. He may just be good enough today.

Formwatch

Cantor 20-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 4f out, soon lost place, 10th of 12, 10l behind Handsome Stranger (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Feb (flat).

Shays River (IRE) 200-1 (11-1) Mid-division, lost place 4th, behind and eased from after 3 out, tailed off, 14th of 18, well behind Gentleman Jon (11-1) at Wincanton 2m mdn hdl (4) sft.

Kathleen Frances 5-1 (11-4) Held up early, headway to chase leaders 3rd, ridden and weakened before 2 out, left in poor 4th at the last, tailed off, 4th of 7, well behind Slipper Satin (10-4) at Fakenham 2m mdn hdl (5) hvy in Jan.

Karl Marx (IRE) 33-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden after 3 out, stayed on same pace before next, 4th of 11, 8l behind Be Bop Boru (10-10) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Feb.

Fruity Bun 66-1 (9-9) Off the pace in 4th, hit 5th, went modest 3rd before 3 out, never any chance with leading duo, 3rd of 6, 17l behind Stow (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f sell hdl (5) hvy in Feb.

To The Sky (IRE) 6-5fav (10-7) Led, clear from 3rd until after 6th, headed when hit 3 out, kept on same pace, no impression before last, 6th of 11, 13l behind Great Link (11-3) at Ludlow 2m nov clm hdl (4) gd in Dec.

Sedgemoor Top Bid (IRE) 25-1 (11-3) Not always fluent, chased clear leading pair, no impression when dropped to 4th before 3 out, kept on same pace, mistake last, 4th of 6, 18l behind Stow (11-5) at Taunton 2m 3f sell hdl (5) hvy in Feb.

Scribe (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3 out, ridden before next, no impression approaching last, 2nd of 6, 23l behind Lamps (11-7) at Stratford 2m 3f sll hdl (5) gs.

Studfarmer 11-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, mistake 1st, jumped right and not fluent 2nd, soon close up, not fluent 5th, weakened before 5th, pulled up after 3 out, in a race won by Walter White (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug, 5 ran.

Slaney Star (IRE) 5-1 (11-11) Led, pushed along before 5th, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened soon after, 8th of 12, 46l behind Warsaw Pact (9-7) at Wincanton 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft.