15:30 Exeter

Friday 11 March 2022

All13:1513:4514:2014:5515:3016:0516:40

    Virgin Bet Novices' Handicap Hurdle

  • 4YO plus  |   Class 5  |   2m 161y  |   Soft (Heavy in places)  |   14 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 15:30  |   Winning time: 4m 30.5s
1st
Horse silk
13
2/1f
T: T DennisJ: Sean Houlihan
Chased leaders, went 2nd at 4th, led travelling well 3 out, came clear before last, stayed on strongly op 11/5 tchd 9/4
2nd
Horse silk
2 ¾
6
10/1
T: A E JonesJ: Phillip Armson (7)
Chased leaders, ridden before 4 out, soon outpaced, rallied from 2 out, carried left and baulked last, went 2nd run-in, ridden and stayed on same pace, no chance with winner op 15/2
3rd
Horse silk
3 ¼
14
10/1
T: Alexandra DunnJ: J E Moore
Led until after 1st, chased leader, led again before next, pushed along before 3 out, headed 3 out, mistake next, well held when went badly left under pressure at the last, no extra in 3rd run-in op 18/1
4th
Horse silk
sh
2
10/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Brendan Powell
Raced wide chasing leaders, went 4th at the last, stayed on same pace run-in op 8/1
5th
Horse silk
14
3
7/2
T: Mark GillardJ: Fergus Gillard (3)
Chased leaders, ridden before 3 out, weakened between last two op 4/1 tchd 9/2
6th
Horse silk
1
7
50/1
T: K C BaileyJ: C Gethings
Chased leaders, given reminders 3rd, lost place before 4 out, pushed along towards rear before next, plugged on op 40/1
7th
Horse silk
¾
10
13/2
T: Mrs S GardnerJ: Lucy Gardner
Held up towards rear, steady headway out wide before 4 out, chased leaders home turn, soon ridden and beaten op 6/1 tchd 7/1
8th
Horse silk
1 ½
15
22/1
T: C J DownJ: Page Fuller
Always behind, never a factor, tailed off op 25/1 tchd 28/1
9th
Horse silk
8
11
125/1
T: Alexandra DunnJ: Nick Scholfield
Always rear-division, never a factor, tailed off op 50/1
10th
Horse silk
5 ½
1
10/1
T: G L MooreJ: Caoilin Quinn (7)
Off the pace and always towards rear, ridden before 3 out, never a factor, tailed off op 9/1

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
4
33/1
T: D G BridgwaterJ: Mitchell Bastyan
Chased leaders on inside, pushed along and outpaced after 4 out, soon weakened and pulled up before next
PU
Horse silk
5
33/1
T: N J HawkeJ: K E Buckley (5)
Led after 1st until before next, chased leader until 4th, chased leaders, weakened quickly and pulled up before 3 out op 25/1
PU
Horse silk
8
14/1
T: W S KittowJ: T Scudamore
Towards rear, behind and struggling when hit 4 out, tailed off and pulled up before next op 20/1
PU
Horse silk
9
100/1
T: R HarrisJ: Charlie Deutsch
Went badly left and saddle slipped 1st, soon pulled up op 50/1

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Non-Runners

12
Horse silk
Hymn And A Prayer273
Weight: 10-8|  Age: 9
T: Mrs F M Shaw  J: David Noonan
NR

Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£3.00Pl:£1.30, £3.30, £3.30EX:£29.00Trifecta:£207.20Tricast:£176.83SF:£23.19Swingers:£6.80, £5.70, £20.80

Forecasts

Imperial Joe (2/1), No No Tonic (7/2), The Generous Joker (13/2), Good Bye (10/1), Kapitaliste (10/1), Per Vino Veritas (10/1), Hit The Rocks (10/1), The Denholm Bandit (14/1), Letter At Dawn (22/1), Bert Wilson (33/1), Eppleton Collier (33/1), Hymn And A Prayer (33/1), Percy Veering (50/1), Light Of Athena (100/1), Kayf Baha (125/1)

Verdict

IMPERIAL JOE is going the right way and gets the nod in a tricky-looking handicap. No No Tonic and Per Vino Veritas head the list of dangers.

  1. IMPERIAL JOE (IRE)
  2. NO NO TONIC
  3. PER VINO VERITAS

Previous Winners

2021
Powerstown Park
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 8
13/8

Prize Money

1st: £2,941.002nd: £1,355.003rd: £677.004th: £350.005th: £350.006th: £350.00

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