October 07 / 14.40 Exeter

14.40 Exeter Good To Firm

Celebrating Both Equine & Human Heroes Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

  • Prize money: £2614.08
  • 2m 0f 161y
  • Class 5
  • 10 runners
  • Win time: 4m 11s
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Celebrating Both Equine & Human Heroes Handicap Hurdle (Div II)

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

12/1 (Won)

  • Win: £9.00
  • Place: £3.20

Form: P93-18 D

Last run: 109 days

W: 10st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 77

Form & Verdict
Made all to beat six rivals at Ludlow in May (2m, good to soft) but he dropped out very tamely next time at Worcester; only 2lb higher than for his win but on the balance of his exploits he needs taking on.
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5th

10

27th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:40 Taunton

Rathnure Ranger

10st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

Two wins from last three starts (made all in both); beat Gerard Mentor at Exeter this month and likely to make another bold bid from the front off just 2lb higher mark.

5/1

1st

8

7th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:40 Exeter

Rathnure Ranger

10st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Katy Price

Made all to beat six rivals at Ludlow in May (2m, good to soft) but he dropped out very tamely next time at Worcester; only 2lb higher than for his win but on the balance of his exploits he needs taking on.

12/1

7/2

  • Place: £1.40

Form: 76-P52

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 87

Form & Verdict
In first-time cheekpieces (joining tongue-tie) he finished a clear second behind opening-division contender Sergeant at Newton Abbot (2m1f, good to firm), the form of which looks even better now; up 4lb but seriously considered.
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1st

8

6th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 5

13:15 Market Rasen

Gerard Mentor

11st 7lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Kim Bailey

Placed in three consecutive handicaps on good to firm ground last summer/autumn and made satisfacory reappearance when third (albeit beaten about 16l) at Taunton (2m, good) last month; more exposed than some of these but probably won't be far away.

7/1

3rd

3

7th Apr 2022

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:02 Taunton

Gerard Mentor

11st 4lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Placed in three handicaps last autumn, when giving the impression he was not straightforward; back from a break and repeat of those efforts give him every chance, though no guarantee he will take it.

5/1

3rd

5

27th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:40 Taunton

Gerard Mentor

11st 0lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Runner-up in both handicaps since cheekpieces were fitted, the latest behind Rathnure Ranger at Exeter this month; more than enough ability to win but hasn't appeared fully focused in a finish; should go close.

4/1

13/2

  • Place: £4.30

Form: 2F257-

Last run: 182 days

W: 11st 12lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 99

Form & Verdict
Maiden under both codes but he has run well on occasions this year on the Flat and he was twice runner-up over hurdles before struggling in a couple of handicaps (tongue-tie/blinkers); cheekpieces, which have helped on the Flat, could make a difference back jumping.
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10

26th Oct 2021

Good

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

15:50 Chepstow

Opine

11st 5lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Seemingly aided by refitted cheekpieces on the Flat this year and continued the good work when keeping on strongly for close third over hurdles at Exeter (2m1f) this month; contender if suited by today's move back up in trip.

8/1

3rd

1

7th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:40 Exeter

Opine

11st 12lb

J: Jonjo O’Neill Jr

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Maiden under both codes but he has run well on occasions this year on the Flat and he was twice runner-up over hurdles before struggling in a couple of handicaps (tongue-tie/blinkers); cheekpieces, which have helped on the Flat, could make a difference back jumping.

13/2

Form: 2-7455 D

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 75

Form & Verdict
Has continued to run okay since winning off a similar mark at Taunton in April; just two wins from 34 attempts and was nearly 10l behind Serjeant Painter the last time, but stable form is a positive.
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7th

12

8th Jan 2022

Soft

1m 7f 50y

Class 5

13:30 Wincanton

Mi Laddo

10st 5lb

A model of consistency over the last 12 months, Flat and jumps, and he again ran creditably when third of ten at Taunton (2m3f, good to soft) nine days ago; holds no secrets from the handicapper but should be thereabouts.

11/2

3rd

10

30th Dec 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 1y

Class 4

12:15 Taunton

Mi Laddo

10st 1lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Milton Harris

Handicapper perhaps in charge with him 8lb higher than for his win here in October, but he has continued to run well and should be thereabouts once more; goes on all ground.

6/1

2nd

12

3rd Dec 2021

Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

13:05 Sedgefield

Mi Laddo

10st 3lb

J: Mitchell Bastyan

T: Milton Harris

Perhaps not the most straightforward of rides but he's running well at present and it was a Class 4 in which he was second at Exeter 12 days ago; thereabouts.

5/1

Form: 03-28U

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
1m4f winner; placed in two low-grade Plumpton handicaps (2m, good) earlier this year and was running well behind the favourite in maiden company last time only to unseat at the last; bit worrying to see no tongue-tie (worn last four times) but does get cheekpieces; has a bold show in him.
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5th

2

8th May 2022

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 4

13:40 Plumpton

Blood Eagle

11st 4lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: D J Jeffreys

5th

4

18th Oct 2021

Good

1m 7f 195y

Class 5

14:05 Plumpton

Blood Eagle

10st 11lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: D J Jeffreys

Placed in two low-grade course handicaps (2m, good) earlier this year and was under 3l away at Exeter 11 days ago; looks handicapped about right; these aids worn before but not together.

5/1

5th

5

7th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:40 Exeter

Blood Eagle

10st 13lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: D J Jeffreys

1m4f winner; placed in two low-grade Plumpton handicaps (2m, good) earlier this year and was running well behind the favourite in maiden company last time only to unseat at the last; bit worrying to see no tongue-tie (worn last four times) but does get cheekpieces; has a bold show in him.

11/2

Form: 2263

Last run: 32 days

W: 10st 11lb

3 yo Gelding

OR: 100

Form & Verdict
Finished second in two juvenile hurdles but was a distance away on his handicap debut at Bangor and then jumped moderately back in juvenile company at Perth (cheekpieces joined tongue-tie); not wildly appealing on the back of that effort.
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8th

3

5th May 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

16:40 Worcester

Boundsy Boy

11st 11lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

6th

7

7th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:40 Exeter

Boundsy Boy

10st 11lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall

Finished second in two juvenile hurdles but was a distance away on his handicap debut at Bangor and then jumped moderately back in juvenile company at Perth (cheekpieces joined tongue-tie); not wildly appealing on the back of that effort.

12/1

Form: 4-2331

Last run: 49 days

W: 10st 11lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 83

Form & Verdict
Got up late at Stratford (2m3f, good; 13-2) in August and, with the runner-up going one better next time, a 5lb rise looks fair; this shorter trip of no real concern around here and he's high on the list.
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4th

7

16th Oct 2021

Good

2m 2f 148y

Class 5

13:20 Stratford

Serjeant Painter

10st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Ben Pauling

Placed on first three starts for Ben Pauling then beat a next-time-out winner to score over C&D (good) in August; didn't have race run to suit when seventh (not beaten far) at Exeter recently and remains very much of interest.

4/1

7th

6

7th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:40 Exeter

Serjeant Painter

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Ben Pauling

Got up late at Stratford (2m3f, good; 13-2) in August and, with the runner-up going one better next time, a 5lb rise looks fair; this shorter trip of no real concern around here and he's high on the list.

7/2

8

22nd Sep 2021

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 5

16:20 Perth

Serjeant Painter

10st 10lb

J: NON-RUNNER

T: Ben Pauling

First win after 18 defeats when getting up late at Stratford (2m3f, good; 13-2) last month; the runner-up went one better next time and a 5lb rise looks fair; today's longer trip should be fine; high on the list.

OUR TIP

Form: -83443

Last run: 16 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict
0-13 after finishing last of four when even-money for a selling hurdle and again brought up the rear on his switch to fences at Warwick (2m handicap); now 8lb lower than when going close at Warwick in July but he's starting to frustrate.
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8th

4

27th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:40 Taunton

Right Destination

11st 4lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Placed five times over hurdles and ran near his best when runner-up in a Wincanton novice 13 days ago; on the premises again but likely to need something more if he's to gain a first success at the 19th attempt.

8/1

2nd

2

14th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

1m 7f 50y

Class 4

12:15 Wincanton

Right Destination

11st 4lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

Has some fair hurdling form on his record but hasn't really fired on recent outings and is now 0-13 in this sphere.

3/1

8th

2

7th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:40 Exeter

Right Destination

11st 9lb

J: Max Kendrick

T: Fergal O’Brien

0-13 after finishing last of four when even-money for a selling hurdle and again brought up the rear on his switch to fences at Warwick (2m handicap); now 8lb lower than when going close at Warwick in July but he's starting to frustrate.

10/1

Form: 7-63

Last run: 134 days

W: 11st 3lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict
In good hands and nicely bred, but he didn't offer much in three novice hurdles as when third at Warwick (2m, good to soft) he was beaten more than 20l in a field of five; tongue-tie added for handicap debut and probably capable of a better effort sooner or later.
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6th

4

14th Nov 2021

Good

2m 5f 135y

Class 5

13:25 Fontwell

Guy De Guye

10st 8lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: Colin Tizzard

In good hands and nicely bred, but he wasn't that competitive in any of his novice hurdles and he beat only one home on his switch to handicaps at Exeter (2m, good to firm); always a chance that fences and this longer trip will trigger improvement, but they clearly need to.

4/1

9th

3

7th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:40 Exeter

Guy De Guye

11st 3lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

In good hands and nicely bred, but he didn't offer much in three novice hurdles as when third at Warwick (2m, good to soft) he was beaten more than 20l in a field of five; tongue-tie added for handicap debut and probably capable of a better effort sooner or later.

5/1

40/1

Form: P0-770

Last run: 37 days

W: 10st 4lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Has finished well beaten in his three handicaps and was a long way behind Gerard Mentor in the latest; makes very limited appeal with cheekpieces added.
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6th

11

7th Apr 2022

2m 0f 104y

Class 5

14:02 Taunton

Antidote

10st 2lb

J: Angus Cheleda

T: Jimmy Frost

Unplaced all six starts over hurdles; back from six months off with a deal more to prove than most.

33/1

10th

9

7th Oct 2021

Good To Firm

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

14:40 Exeter

Antidote

10st 4lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Jimmy Frost

Has finished well beaten in his three handicaps and was a long way behind Gerard Mentor in the latest; makes very limited appeal with cheekpieces added.

40/1

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Payout
Exacta £763.00
Straight Forecast £475.10
Tricast £6539.50
Trifecta £2786.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Gerard Mentor

POSTDATA:

Serjeant Painter

WEST COUNTRY:

Guy De Guye

The Times:

Guy De Guye

RP Ratings:

Gerard Mentor

Telegraph:

Gerard Mentor

Daily Express:

Gerard Mentor

Daily Mirror:

Gerard Mentor

The Star:

Gerard Mentor

The Guardian:

Serjeant Painter

Daily Mail:

Serjeant Painter

The Sun:

Serjeant Painter

Daily Record:

Serjeant Painter