17:15 Exeter Mon 18 March 2019
- Every Race Live On Racing TV Chase (Novices' Limited Handicap) (Class 4)
- 3m 54y, Soft (Good to Soft in places)
- 7 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Won and second here in two starts over hurdles but hasn't yet taken to fences, unseating on debut then finishing last of 11 at Newbury latest. First-time cheekpieces now added and yard in from so too early to write off his chance.
Big effort on chasing bow over C&D when good third to talented Lil Rockerfeller. Outclassed but not disgraced behind useful sort at Chepstow last time so may go well here and chance is respected.
Has won 4-6 in the last 12 months and is 2-4 over fences. Won nicely at Sedgefield last time (runner-up scored at Fakenham last week to frank form). Raised 6lb and wouldn't want ground to become really testing.
Won Wincanton 2m4f hurdle on heavy ground last April. Not seen again until Chepstow in November where weakened from 4 out and well beaten on chasing bow. Yard in fine form now, eased 2lb, and still unexposed over fences.
Showed good attitude to regain lead on run-in over C&D last time and no reason he shouldn't go well again despite 6lb higher mark., Handles soft ground well.
Winning seasonal return in Hereford novices h'cap chase in December but never travelling off 8lb higher mark on only subsequent start, eventually pulling up. Surely better than that, runs off 3lb lower, and may not be far away if in the mood.
Scored over C&D off 3lb lower mark in November and ran well when third to decent Walt next time. Out of sorts latest when pulled up at Fontwell but may have been unsuited by track. Not out of it.
Last Year's Winner
Billy Bronco (9/4), Moving In Style (7/2), Snuff Box (4/1), Vodka All The Way (11/2), Bandon Roc (8/1), Heluvagood (9/1), St Erney (16/1)
- St Erney
- Billy Bronco
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