13:30 Exeter

Thursday 8 October 2020

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Exeter Racecourse Season Opener Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle

Class 4  |   2m 2f 111y  |   Good to Firm (Good in Places)  |   12 Runners  |   Turf
Off time: 13:30  |   Winning time: 4m 23.04s
Weighed In
1st
1
611-12
9/2
T: J ScottJ: Rex Dingle
Prominent, shuffled back into midfield 3rd, headway to chase leaders 4 out, ridden after 3 out, close up after 2 out, jumped into lead last, driven out op 4/1
2nd
1 ¼
8
50/1
T: N J HawkeJ: Tom Buckley (3)
Restrained in rear, headway on outside 3 out, ridden before 2 out, close up last, ran on under pressure run in
3rd
hd
11
11/4f
T: F O'BrienJ: C Brace (3)
Towards rear, ridden after 4 out, headway 3 out, chased leaders after 2 out, bumped last, ran on op 7/2 tchd 4/1
4th
1 ¼
5
14/1
T: George BakerJ: Luca Morgan (3)
Towards rear, ridden and some headway 3 out, awkward 2 out, progress to challenge leaders last, one pace run in tchd 16/1
5th
1 ½
7
611-4
7/1
T: K C BaileyJ: Chester Williams (3)
Led narrowly, briefly headed when awkward 4 out but soon recovered to lead, ridden after 3 out, mistake last and headed, weakened run in op 6/1
6th
3 ¾
4
22/1
T: D PipeJ: Fergus Gillard (6)
Held up towards rear, not fluent 4 out, headway into midfield home turn, ridden after 3 out, no extra op 18/1
7th
sh
3
33/1
T: Oliver GreenallJ: Ross Turner (3)
Close up, led briefly 4 out, ridden and close up 3 out, upsides 2 out, weakened last tchd 40/1
8th
6
9
5/1
T: P J HobbsJ: Ben Jones (3)
Keen in midfield, hampered slightly 6th, switched wide and ridden approaching 3 out, weakened before last op 15/2
9th
3 ¼
10
16/1
T: D PipeJ: Theo Gillard (5)
Midfield, headway to track leaders 6th, ridden and no impression from 3 out op 12/1
10th
5
6
14/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: J Nailor (3)
Towards rear, jumped left 4th, last and ridden 6th, no impression op 11/1
11th
5 ½
12
14/1
T: D WestonJ: Page Fuller
Close up on outside, not fluent 5th, ridden and weakened from 3 out op 11/1

Also Ran

UR
2
7/1
T: C J DownJ: Bryan Carver
Tracked leaders, close up when unseated rider 6th tchd 13/2

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Non-Runners

13
How's The Cricket29
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 5
T: J Farrelly  J: Non Runner

Betting

Forecast

Avoid De Master (11/4), Espalion (9/2), Feuille De Chene (5/1), Fubar (7/1), Minella Mojo (7/1), How's The Cricket (15/2), Dante's View (14/1), Don Juan Du Gouet (14/1), Solstalla (14/1), Malangen (16/1), Percy Street (22/1), Authorizo (33/1), Level Of Intensity (50/1)

Verdict

A competitive handicap in which a chance is taken on the lightly raced AVOID DE MASTER. He hinted at promise last term and starts this season on a workable mark for his new trainer Fergal O'Brien so gets the vote. Espalion heads the list of dangers, although both Minella Mojo and How's The Cricket are two who are also sure to make their presence felt in an intiguing opener.

  1. AVOID DE MASTER (IRE)
  2. ESPALION (FR)
  3. MINELLA MOJO (IRE)

Previous Winners

2019
Back On The Lash
Weight: 11-11  |Age: 5
Weight: 11-11  |  
Age: 5  |  
J: Patrick Cowley
  |  
T: M Keighley
12/1

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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