14:43 Exeter

Sunday 22 November 2020

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Class 4  |   2m 175y  |   Soft  |   13 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 14:43  |   Winning time: 4m 13.13s
Weighed In
1
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: B S Hughes |  T: Grace Harris|  OR: 110
33/1

Running below form when fell in 20f handicap chase at Hereford 40 days ago. Back over hurdles now and needs to bounce back.

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2
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-12  |  J: James Bowen |  T: Ali Stronge|  OR: 110
9/1

Lightly-raced maiden hurdler. 10/1, good second of 8 in novice at Wincanton (15.3f, good) 28 days ago. Much respected on handicap debut.

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3
Age: 5|  Weight: 11-11  |  J: Ross Turner |  T: Oliver Greenall|  OR: 109
33/1

Ex-Irish 2m hurdle winner but below form both runs for new yard, only ninth of 15 in novice hurdle (80/1) at Huntingdon (15.8f) 40 days ago. Lots to prove now going handicapping.

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4
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-10  |  J: Tabitha Worsley |  T: N J Gifford|  OR: 108|  D
5/1

Fair maiden hurdler who looked rusty on return when fading eighth of 12 in handicap at Lingfield (19.5f, good to soft) 31 days ago. Not ruled out now.

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6
Age: 10|  Weight: 11-9  |  J: Lucy Gardner |  T: Mrs S Gardner|  OR: 107|  C
4/1

Five-time course winner who took a step back in right direction when sixth of 13 in 21f handicap at Wincanton 28 days ago. Figures on a good mark so he's well worth considering.

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7
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-6  |  J: R M Power |  T: C L Tizzard|  OR: 104
10/1

Lightly-raced maiden who (10/1) wasn't disgraced on handicap bow/reappearance when fourth of 6 at Newton Abbot (16.8f, heavy) 24 days ago. Can build on that so firmly in the mix.

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8
Age: 6|  Weight: 11-4  |  J: J M Davies |  T: C J Down|  OR: 102
9/2

28/1, posted best run over hurdles on handicap debut when fourth of 12 over 21f here 19 days ago. Back down in trip but not taken lightly.

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10
Age: 9|  Weight: 11-2  |  J: Ben Jones |  T: Grace Harris|  OR: 100|  CD
9/1

C&D winner here in October but only seventh of 9 off 6 lb higher mark in 2m Ludlow handicap last time. Needs to bounce back.

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11
Age: 7|  Weight: 11-1  |  J: D Crosse |  T: Mrs K Stephens|  OR: 99
80/1

In excellent form over fences last term, signing off with second in 2m handicap chase at Taunton. Back over hurdles on his return but not dismissed if fully tuned up.

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12
Age: 7|  Weight: 10-2  |  J: Alan Johns |  T: Mrs F M Shaw|  OR: 86
16/1

7/1, failed to build on previous promise when below-form fifth of 9 in 2m handicap at Plumpton final start. Has 10-month absence to overcome now so others appeal more.

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13
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-1  |  J: David Noonan |  T: C J Down|  OR: 85
18/1

First run since leaving Rod Millman when creditable fifth of 12 in handicap hurdle (50/1) at Chepstow (16f, soft) 26 days ago. Enters calculations.

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14
Age: 14|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: Mitchell Bastyan |  T: Miss G Haywood|  OR: 84|  BF
33/1

Modest 2m winner last term but has been off the track for 10 months. Has gone well fresh before though so no forlorn hope on comeback.

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15
Age: 6|  Weight: 10-0  |  J: Ben Godfrey |  T: K Burke|  OR: 83
5/1

Scored in 19f Fontwell handicap in October and respectable sixth after 9 lb rise at Chepstow (19.4f, soft) 13 days ago. Shortlisted.

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Non-Runners

5
Jaunty Viking31
Weight: 11-9|  Age: 5
T: B Eckley  J: Non Runner
9
Tactical Manoeuvre2
Weight: 11-4|  Age: 9
T: J Scott  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Trans Express (4/1), Cobra Angel (9/2), Mystic Dreamer (5/1), Spirit Of Rome (5/1), Tactical Manoeuvre (6/1), Getabuck (9/1), Chief Brody (9/1), Russian Exile (10/1), Hymn And A Prayer (16/1), Puzzle Cache (18/1), Jaunty Viking (20/1), Some Spin (33/1), Field Exhibition (33/1), Richardofdoccombe (33/1), Templier (80/1)

Verdict

An open handicap so at the likely odds it could be worth siding with veteran TRANS EXPRESS who is always to be respected round here and signalled he's on the way back when sixth at Wincanton last time. Russian Exile is much less exposed so rates the chief threat for the Tizzard team after an encouraging return at Newton Abbot and Puzzle Cache is another worth a second look.

  1. TRANS EXPRESS (IRE)
  2. RUSSIAN EXILE
  3. PUZZLE CACHE

Prize Money

1st: £3,769.002nd: £1,107.003rd: £553.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.007th: £350.008th: £350.00

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