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14:40 Exeter

Good To Soft

Devon Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £10892
  • 2m 3f 48y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
  • Win time: 4m 55s
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Devon Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase (GBB Race)

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £6.60
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 311PU- C

Last run: 214 days

W: 10st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict

Last season rather fizzled out in two competitive events, but he'd earlier looked promising in winning handicap hurdle at Wincanton (2m5f, soft) and novice at Exeter (2m2f, soft); looks the sort to do even better over fences and his stable has been among the winners.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

4

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 3

15:15 Plumpton

Striking A Pose

11st 12lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 6th

16/1

15

16th Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 70y

Class 2

14:25 Uttoxeter

Striking A Pose

10st 11lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

1-15 over fences but now 4-8 as a hurdler after back-to-back wins at Exeter, over 2m2f on good to soft and more impressive last time over 2m7f on heavy (with Freddie Gingell claiming 5lb); does love Exeter (four wins there) and his only other win came at another right-handed course in Wincanton, so going left-handed here might not be ideal.

16/1

1st

5

23rd Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

16:10 Exeter

Striking A Pose

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Mixed form over fences last year and he took his hurdling record to 3-7 with a win when back in this sphere here (2m2f, good to soft) last month; that made it 3-3 here (including on soft) and he should be fine now back up in trip; has to be respected in view of his unbeaten record here.

8/1

9/2

  • Place: £2.10

Form: /1515- D

Last run: 214 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Won a point in 2019 and two novice hurdles at Warwick (2m3f/2m5f, soft) last season; came up short in Grade 1 novice at Aintree in April but retains potential and should do well over fences; interesting contender on chase/handicap debut.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

4

24th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:25 Kempton

Jay Bee Why

11st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Beaten favourite in this race last year, finishing third; however, nicely weighted off 3lb lower this time round and is in decent form having been placed at Newbury the last twice; in the mix.

9/2

3rd

2

4th Mar 2023

Good

2m 4f 118y

Class 3

14:10 Newbury

Jay Bee Why

11st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Both hurdle wins on soft but ran his best race of the winter when close up on good ground over 3m here last month (course record; first-time cheekpieces, retained); effective over similar trips to today's last season and is very likely to play a part.

5/1

3rd

5

11th Feb 2023

Good

3m 0f 52y

Class 3

13:50 Newbury

Jay Bee Why

11st 3lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Alan King

0-8 in handicaps, well beaten on both starts this winter; now tries headgear first time and goes beyond 2m5f again, having been a fair third in one 2m7f race last May; dropped another 2lb to career-low mark.

9/1

Form: 1/322-

Last run: 266 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 137

Form & Verdict

Point/hurdle winner; 0-3 over fences but has shaped well each time, pulling clear with the high-class Chantry House in novice at Wetherby (2m5f, soft) when last seen in February; this slightly shorter trip should be no inconvenience at all and he's the one to beat back in a handicap.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

4th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 60y

Class 4

14:35 Southwell

Coconut Splash

11st 4lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Evan Williams

in touch with leaders, dropped to last 9th, awkward jump 14th, pushed along and went second 3 out, ridden and went clear with winner from 2 out, outpaced approaching last, no impression when unbalanced and almost fell run-in

7/2

3rd

3

1st Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 177y

Class 4

15:00 Ffos Las

Coconut Splash

12st 0lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Evan Williams

Current mark reflects a decline in his form, and latest defeat took his chase record to 0-14; however, now looks very well handicapped on best efforts and this is a drop in grade; not devoid of hope.

6/1

4th

2

26th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 0f 210y

Class 3

14:15 Aintree

Coconut Splash

11st 6lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

0-13 over fences, disappointing, and he continues to drop down the weights; not disgraced in small-field events on last two starts (staying on over 3m2f on latest) but others have more pressing claims.

8/1

OUR TIP

Form: UP-623 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 8lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 141

Form & Verdict

Won his first two starts under rules but 0-6 since; shaped quite well when beaten neck on chase debut in novice handicap at Warwick (2m, good) but then proved disappointing at Cheltenham; needs to improve for today's step up in trip.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2

31st Mar 2024

Good To Soft

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

Any News

11st 10lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Neil Mulholland

Won at Worcester, Wetherby (walked over) and Exeter in the autumn, from 15 starts in total over fences; unraced beyond 3m but stayed on gamely to take 11-runner race over that trip (good) last time and this distance looks worth a go; 5lb higher today but has gone well on occasions after a layoff and needs plenty of respect.

5/1

1st

2

24th Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:00 Exeter

Any News

11st 9lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

Walked over last week at Wetherby; the ground was too soft the time before and he had previously opened his account over fences by 10l in a small field at Worcester (2m7f, good; 6lb lower); consistency is not his forte.

8/1

1st

2

18th Oct 2023

Good

3m 0f 45y

Class 3

17:15 Wetherby

Any News

11st 2lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Neil Mulholland

Belatedly opened account over fences with 10l success at Worcester (2m7f, good) last month and remains well handicapped on older form; subsequent defeat on soft ground should not be viewed too harshly; sets his rival a good standard of chasing form.

Evs

Form: 12P-

Last run: 215 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 136

Form & Verdict

Bought for £450,000 after winning his only Irish point; useful form on his first two starts in novice hurdles, winning at Newbury (2m, heavy) and a good second at Ascot (2m3f, soft), before pulling up (made a respiratory noise) in Grade 1 at Aintree; very much a chasing type and still unexposed, having had wind surgery; fascinating runner on his first start over fences.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4

27th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 6f 151y

Class 3

16:35 Leicester

Gallyhill

12st 4lb

J: Mr Tom Hutsby

T: F A Hutsby

Formerly useful but just one chase win (in 2022) from 11 attempts and he ended his time with Gordon Elliott on a quiet note; well-held last of four finishers in a point for new yard and his BHA mark likely flatters him.

20/1

7th

2

12th May 2023

Yielding

2m 3f 20y

19:55 Kilbeggan

Gallyhill

11st 10lb

J: Corey McGivern

T: Gordon Elliott

Won a Down Royal beginners' chase over this trip a year ago; has mostly run well in defeat since but never got involved at Naas last time; has to find more just 1lb lower.

12/1

4

18th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 4f 42y

16:25 Tipperary

Gallyhill

11st 7lb

J: Michael O’Sullivan

T: Gordon Elliott

Lots of sound runs in defeat over fences since winning at Down Royal last year; doesn't seem to be improving but has his chance in an open race.

4/1

Form: /3650-

Last run: 240 days

W: 10st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

0-16 under rules and likely to be completely out of his depth on belated chase debut from 43lb out of the weights.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

10

20th Nov 2023

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

12:40 Exeter

Menapian

10st 2lb

J: Alice Stevens

T: Helen Nelmes

Has placed form but he's a longstanding maiden and is competing from 14lb out of the weights.

66/1

11th

11

21st Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:53 Taunton

Menapian

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Helen Nelmes

Has the odd bit of placed form, including 13 days ago over C&D when first-time blinkers replaced cheekpieces; however, he's a longstanding maiden and 6lb out of the handicap.

20/1

3rd

13

8th Dec 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:40 Taunton

Menapian

10st 2lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Helen Nelmes

The odd bit of placed form but he's a longstanding maiden who comes here in no real form; blinkers replace cheekpieces.

33/1

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Payout
Exacta £236.00
Straight Forecast £232.80
Trifecta £740.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Coconut Splash

LAMBOURN:

Gallyhill

WEST COUNTRY:

Striking A Pose

Daily Express:

Jay Bee Why

TOPSPEED:

Any News

Telegraph:

Striking A Pose

The Star:

Jay Bee Why

RP Ratings:

Coconut Splash

POSTDATA:

Coconut Splash

The Times:

Coconut Splash

Daily Record:

Coconut Splash

The Guardian:

Gallyhill

Daily Mail:

Gallyhill

Daily Mirror:

Gallyhill

The Sun:

Gallyhill