14:35 Exeter

Tuesday 7 November 2017

All13:0013:3014:0014:3515:0515:3516:10

188bet.co.uk Novices' Chase

Class 2  |   3m 54y  |   Soft  |   5 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 14:35  |   Winning time: 6m 40.6s

1st
2
7/4
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Made virtually all, not fluent 5 out, drew clear before 2 out, pushed out, readliy op 2/1
2nd
13
5
7/2
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Tracked front pair, went 2nd after 9th, virtually upsides 11th, effort when hit 3 out, soon outpaced, no chance with winner before next
3rd
4 ½
3
6/4f
T: F O'BrienJ: N D Fehily
Tracked leaders, hit 4th, outpaced by front pair 3 out, well held in 3rd after op 5/4
4th
33
4
8/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
In touch in rear, tracked leaders after 10th, outpaced by leading trio before 4 out, soon beaten, tailed off op 11/1 tchd 12/1

Also Ran

PU
1
100/1
T: G HanmerJ: T J O'Brien
Pressed winner to after 9th, behind and struggling after next, lost touch when blundered 11th, pulled up before next

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Betting

Forecast

Barney Dwan (6/4), Ballyoptic (7/4), Elegant Escape (7/2), De Dollar Man (8/1), Packettotherafters (100/1)

Verdict
Top-class hurdler BALLYOPTIC missed an intended outing at Stratford last week but makes his eagerly awaited chase debut here. There are some potentially smart novices here but Nigel Twiston-Davies' charge was 11lb plus superior to all over hurdles so if taking to fences will be hard to beat. Barney Dwan may be the main danger. He is also high class over hurdles and showed he can take to bigger obstacles despite two luckless runs last season. With a recent run under his belt Elegant Escape can't be ignored either and he jumped well on chase debut there.
  1. Ballyoptic
  2. Barney Dwan
  3. Elegant Escape

Previous Winners

2016
Emerging Force
Weight: 11-6  |Age: 6
Weight: 11-6  |  
Age: 6  |  
J: G Sheehan
  |  
T: H Whittington
8/15
Prize Money
1st:
£14,076.00
2nd:
£4,158.00
3rd:
£2,079.00
4th:
£1,040.00
5th:
£520.00
6th:
£261.00

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