12:25 Exeter Fri 6 December 2019
- Pony Racing Authority Graduates Handicap Hurdle (Conditionals/Amateurs) (Class 5)
- 2m 2f 111y,
- 15 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Good 5L fourth in a handicap hurdle over this C&D on good going in May and had his third wind operation subsequently. Has won first time out in the past and is one for the shortlist in this contest.
Put a number of disappointing efforts for this stable behind him when finishing 7L second in first time cheekpieces (absent here) over an extended 2m4f at Southwell (heavy) last time out. Races off the same mark on this occasion.
Successful three times including over an extended 2m3f on heavy ground at Wetherby in March last year. Absent since finishing fourth at Newcastle the following month and market support would be notable on stable debut.
Decent effort in finishing third over an extended 2m2f at Stratford (soft) on handicap debut in October. Every chance when unseating two out at Ffos Las (2m, soft) last time out and is of interest racing off the same mark.
Victoriou son good-to-firm ground over an extended 2m5f at Wincanton in May. Placed subsequently but finished well beaten over the same trip on good ground here in October on her return from a break. Others make more appeal.
Recorded his second career success when winning by 15L over an extended 1m7f at Southwell (soft) last time out. Carries a 7lb penalty for that victory and is a leading player once more.
Beaten 7L when finishing eighth in a 2m handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter (good) in September. Given a break since and races off a mark 9lb lower than for his sole previous hurdles success.
27 race maiden was beaten 55L when fifth over an extended 2m5f at Fontwell (soft) last time out. Probably best watched at present.
Sent off favourite when finishing 17½L third in a 3m2f handicap chase at Fontwell (soft) on debut for this yard last month. Races off his 10lb higher hurdles mark here and interesting to see how he performs dropping in trip.
13 race maiden has failed to figure in two starts since joining this stable most recently when 52L sixth in a 2m7f handicap hurdle on soft ground here last month.
C&D winner has been running well in defeat this autumn including when 8¾L fourth in a good ground C&D handicap hurdle in October. Given a short break since but likely more needed if she's to take this event.
Struggled in three starts over hurdles to date most recently when pulling up in first time tongue tie and cheekpieces (both retained) over an extended 2m3f at Chepstow (soft) last month. Market support would be notable on handicap debut.
Well beaten sixth in a C&D handicap hurdle on soft ground just over a month ago on his first start since rejoining this stable. Others hold stronger claims.
Beaten 47L when 13th in a 2m3f handicap hurdle at Taunton (soft) in February on her sole start this year. Probably best watched on her seasonal debut.
Point-to-point winner has struggled since switched to Rules racing incluidng when 21L fourth in a novices' handicap hurdle over an extended 2m5f at Fontwell last time out. Wears a tongue tie for the first time.
Last Year's Winner
|T: C L TizzardJ: Ben Godfrey|
All Good Things (9/4), Bells Of Peterboro (3/1), Tactical Manoeuvre (7/1), Main Fact (8/1), Ishyaboi (8/1), Get Wishing (8/1), Bindon Lane (14/1), Foxy Act (14/1), Hold Me Tight (20/1), Bluebell Sally (33/1), Just Spot (33/1), Sweeping Rock (33/1), Ali The Hunter (33/1), Kahdian (50/1), Doodle Dandy (66/1)
- Get Wishing
- All Good Things
- Bells Of Peterboro
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All eight stand their ground for Saturday's Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown - check out David Ord's horse-by-horse guide.