13:50 Exeter

Sunday 25 November 2018

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    Smarkets Handicap Chase

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 3  |   3m 54y  |   Good to Soft (Soft in places)  |   7 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 13:50  |   Winning time: 6m 7.1s
1st
Horse silk
7
7/4f
T: Jonjo O'NeillJ: R Johnson
Always prominent, slipped on landing 9th, led narrowly when jumped left from 4 out, ridden between last 2, kept on under pressure flat, just held on, all out op 5/2
2nd
Horse silk
½
3
7/1
T: K C BaileyJ: H Cobden
Held up behind, took closer order after 7th, chased front pair 3 out, headway approaching last, ridden and stayed on to press winner towards finish, just held op 8/1
3rd
Horse silk
1 ½
8
9/2
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Lucy Gardner (3)
Tracked leader, led briefly 7th, jumped into lead 13th, headed narrowly 4 out, ridden after last, kept on until no extra in 3rd towards finish op 7/1
4th
Horse silk
2 ½
1
20/1
T: Mrs D A HamerJ: Stan Sheppard (3)
Held up in rear, blundered 10th, headway when not fluent 4 out, ridden and one pace after next, stayed on under pressure flat, not reach leaders op 18/1 tchd 16/1
5th
Horse silk
1 ¾
6
16/1
T: Christian WilliamsJ: T J O'Brien
Chased leaders, lost place 12th, soon behind, ridden and kept on under pressure from last, no impression op 12/1
6th
Horse silk
16
4
4/1
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Left in lead 1st, headed briefly 7th, headed 13th, ridden and outpaced by front pair before 4 out, weakened 2 out tchd 7/2 and tchd 9/2

Also Ran

F
Horse silk
5
5/1
T: Miss V WilliamsJ: Charlie Deutsch
Led narrowly when fell 1st op 3/1

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Non-Runners

2
Horse silk
Deauville Dancer24
Weight: 11-12|  Age: 7
T: David Dennis  J: N D Fehily
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£1.70Pl:£1.10, £3.00EX:£29.90Trifecta:£54.10Tricast:£47.26SF:£14.48Swingers:£6.20, £3.30, £8.50

Forecasts

Monbeg Gold (7/4), Bells 'n' Banjos (4/1), Only Gorgeous (9/2), Royal Palladium (5/1), Abbreviate (7/1), Deauville Dancer (7/1), Court Frontier (16/1), Looks Like Power (20/1)

Verdict

At either end of the weights, Looks Like Power and Only Gorgeous have claims, while Monbeg Gold could be dangerous following an encouraging return to action at Uttoxeter. However, all three have question marks against them and a more solid option may be COURT FRONTIER, who ran well in a veterans' chase last time and is nicely handicapped. Others to consider in an open contest are Deauville Dancer and Royal Palladium.
  1. Court Frontier
  2. Only Gorgeous
  3. Royal Palladium

Previous Winners

2017
You Say What
Weight: 11-1  |Age: 7
9/4

Prize Money

1st: £10,072.002nd: £2,957.003rd: £1,479.004th: £739.005th: £450.006th: £450.007th: £450.008th: £450.00

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