15:05 Exeter

Sunday 11 February 2018

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    Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle

  • 5YO plus  |   Class 2  |   2m 7f 25y  |   Heavy (Soft in places)  |   8 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:05  |   Winning time: 6m 48.4s
1st
Horse silk
2
11/4f
T: W GreatrexJ: R Johnson
Led to 3rd, with leader, led again narrowly 5th, ridden and headed narrowly 3 out, rallied and upsides last, led again flat, kept on gamely tchd 3/1
2nd
Horse silk
6
6
7/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: R T Dunne
Held up behind, chased leaders after 4 out, led 2 out, ridden between last 2, hard pressed last, headed flat, no extra and well held closing stages op 8/1 tchd 10/1
3rd
Horse silk
5
7
5/1
T: D PipeJ: T Scudamore
Held up towards rear on outside, headway before 5th, tracked leaders 4 out, effort after next, every chance 2 out, ridden and one pace between last 2, well held in 3rd from last op 10/1
4th
Horse silk
16
8
8/1
T: V R A DartnallJ: Nick Scholfield
With leader, led 3rd, headed narrowly 5th, lost place approaching 3 out, well held before next, plugged on to take remote 4th near finish op 7/1 tchd 13/2
5th
Horse silk
¾
3
12/1
T: Tim VaughanJ: Alan Johns
Tracked leaders, led 3 out, headed next, soon ridden, no extra before last, weakened flat, lost modest 4th near finish op 9/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
1
10/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Tracked leaders, lost place before 4 out, soon weakened, tailed off when pulled up before next tchd 9/1
F
Horse silk
4
8/1
T: N J HendersonJ: James Bowen (3)
Held up behind, fell 4 out op 12/1 tchd 17/2
PU
Horse silk
9
3/1
T: Evan WilliamsJ: Adam Wedge
Mid-division, chased leaders 4 out, soon ridden and weakened, behind when pulled up before next

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Non-Runners

5
Horse silk
Delire D'Estruval55
Weight: 11-8|  Age: 5
T: B Pauling  J: D A Jacob
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.10Pl:£1.20, £2.30, £1.90EX:£22.00Trifecta:£126.10Tricast:£94.18SF:£23.58Swingers:£5.20, £3.40, £6.80

Forecasts

Lovenormoney (11/4), Present Times (3/1), Poker Play (5/1), Solomn Grundy (7/1), Delire D'Estruval (7/1), Dancing Shadow (8/1), Charming Zen (8/1), Overland Flyer (10/1), Dadsintrouble (12/1)

Verdict

An interesting renewal and this race has a good record of producing Cheltenham Festival winners (two of the last four winners being successful there). Overland Flyer looked a useful horse last year and proved he can win when fresh and along with Charming Zen who needs to bounce back from a poor run but is capable of doing so look to provide a couple of dangers. The overall vote goes to bottom weight PRESENT TIMES who is better off with his conqueror here last time Lovenormoney and can regain the winning thread over a C&D he’s been successful over before. Poker Play could play a part if he bounces back from his previous poor run while a duo that return from chasing Solomn Grundy and Dadsintrouble both have a chance having previously been useful in this sphere.
  1. Present Times
  2. Overland Flyer
  3. Solomn Grundy

Previous Winners

2017
Impulsive Star
Weight: 10-9  |Age: 7
11/4

Prize Money

1st: £11,574.002nd: £3,419.003rd: £1,709.004th: £855.005th: £427.006th: £215.00

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