13:33 Exeter

Sunday 22 November 2020

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Class 3  |   3m 54y  |   Soft (Good to Soft in places)  |   10 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:34  |   Winning time: 6m 21.37s
Weighed In
1
Age: 8|  Weight: 12-0  |  J: R P McLernon |  T: Jonjo O'Neill|  OR: 127
18/1

Haydock winner last December but below form otherwise last season and mark hasn't dropped all that much. Hard to fancy back from 9 months off.

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2
Age: 7|  Weight: 12-0  |  J: Sam Twiston-Davies |  T: N A Twiston-Davies|  OR: 127|  BF
5/1

Not the most consistent but made a creditable return when fifth at Market Rasen and easily excused latest effort at the same track. One to consider from fair mark.

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3
Age: 12|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: Fergus Gillard |  T: D Pipe|  OR: 125|  D
25/1

Grand servant for connections who has done most of his winning at Sandown and Ascot. Largely below par last season and pulled up over C&D on return, though, so plenty to prove.

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4
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: B S Hughes |  T: Evan Williams|  OR: 125
9/2

Winning hurdler who has gone backwards from a promising start over fences, jumping tentatively in a C&D novice on return. Mark looks appealing if he can put in a better round though.

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6
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-6  |  J: R M Power |  T: C L Tizzard|  OR: 119
9/1

Novice hurdle winner last term who made inauspicious start to chasing in a handicap at Chepstow recently. Longer trip could suit but much more required if he's to feature.

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8
Age: 8|  Weight: 11-5  |  J: Bryan Carver |  T: C J Down|  OR: 118|  D
13/2

Fairly useful chaser who shaped as if retaining all of his ability when seventh of 18 in competitive event over C&D on reappearance. Dropped 2 lb subsequently, so not dismissed.

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9
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-4  |  J: Thomas Bellamy |  T: K Burke|  OR: 117|  BF
16/1

Benefited from the fitting of cheekpieces towards the end of last season, scoring at Wincanton and almost following up at Taunton, so could feature if fully tuned up for his return.

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10
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-4  |  J: Tom Cannon |  T: A King|  OR: 117
18/1

Hasn't kicked on from a successful chasing debut and failed to get home over C&D last time, so others preferred.

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11
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: R Johnson |  T: P J Hobbs|  OR: 115|  D
5/1

Firmly back on track as a chaser this term, winning at Chepstow and Taunton. Form of both races is solid, so another bold bid expected under a positive ride.

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12
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-10  |  J: T J O'Brien |  T: P Henderson|  OR: 109|  D
4/1

Posted career best when winning handicap chase at Newton Abbot, then followed up from the same mark over hurdles at Fontwell 16 days ago. Clearly thriving, so not ruled out for all this looks tougher.

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Non-Runners

5
Hes No Trouble22
Weight: 11-10|  Age: 7
T: K C Bailey  J: David Bass
7
Ivilnoble1
Weight: 11-5|  Age: 7
T: C J Mann  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Crossley Tender (4/1), Present Value (9/2), From The Heart (5/1), Luckofthedraw (5/1), Broadclyst (13/2), Hes No Trouble (8/1), Butterwick Brook (9/1), Putdecashonthedash (16/1), Cobolobo (18/1), Rebel Royal (18/1), Ivilnoble (20/1), Rathlin Rose (25/1)

Verdict

LUCKOFTHEDRAW seems to have returned as good as ever and, having shaped considerably better than the result at Market Rasen on his latest outing, is fancied to capitalise on a drop in grade. From The Heart and Crossley Tender are both thriving and bidding for the hat-trick, so they should provide stern opposition in an open contest.

  1. LUCKOFTHEDRAW (FR)
  2. FROM THE HEART (IRE)
  3. CROSSLEY TENDER

Prize Money

1st: £7,310.002nd: £2,146.003rd: £1,073.004th: £537.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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