14:30 Exeter

Sunday 11 February 2018

All14:0014:3015:0515:3516:1016:4017:10

    In Play Betting At 188Bet Novices' Hurdle (Listed)

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 1  |   2m 175y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   5 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:30  |   Winning time: 4m 47.4s
1st
Horse silk
2
15/8
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 3 out, led soon after, drew clear on bit before next, unextended, impressive op 2/1
2nd
Horse silk
31
3
6/5f
T: Nick WilliamsJ: Lizzie Kelly
Led to after 1st, tracked leader, led again before 3 out, ridden and headed soon after, well held in clear 2nd when mistake next, no chance with winner op 7/4
3rd
Horse silk
23
4
12/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Held up in last pair, reminders after 3rd, ridden and outpaced by leading trio after 4 out, plugged on to take moderate 3rd before last op 9/1
4th
Horse silk
14
1
511-8
7/2
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Led after 1st, headed before 3 out, no chance with front pair after, lost moderate 3rd before last op 11/4 tchd 5/2
5th
Horse silk
89
5
250/1
T: Mark GillardJ: D Crosse
Held up in last pair, lost touch before 4 out, continued tailed off

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.80Pl:£1.30, £1.20EX:£4.40Trifecta:£16.60SF:£4.72

Forecasts

Mercenaire (6/5), Vision Des Flos (15/8), Djingle (7/2), Solo Saxophone (12/1), Dartmoor Girl (250/1)

Verdict

Two trainers Paul Nicholls and Colin Tizzard have taken the past four runnings of this between them and it may well be the former who scores again this year with his new addition to the stable DJINGLE who despite having to give weight to all has the class to win this. Vision Des Flos has had some wind surgery since he flopped as a long odds-on shot last time out and could well do better although Mercenaire with his C&D form looks to be the main danger. Solo Saxophone isn’t out of place here but this is a stiffer task that he’s faced over hurdles so far.
  1. Djingle
  2. Mercenaire
  3. Vision Des Flos

Previous Winners

2017
Finian's Oscar
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 5
1/16

Prize Money

1st: £14,238.002nd: £5,342.003rd: £2,675.004th: £1,332.005th: £670.006th: £335.00

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