November 10 / 14.40 Exeter

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

5th

5

2nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 2

13:50 Ayr

Striking A Pose

11st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Won on his chase debut at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) in November and good second when upped in trip at Chepstow (2m7f, soft) in February; only six and he's not ruled out, but he needs to bounce back from a below-par performance at Newbury (2m7f, soft) four weeks ago.

12/1

4th

1

5th Mar 2022

Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

16:12 Newbury

Striking A Pose

11st 8lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

Has form figures of 142 in novice handicap chases this term, the win gained over 2m3f at Exeter; good second over 2m7f at Chepstow (soft) last time and remains unexposed at this sort of trip; not ruled out.

5/1

2nd

6

4th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

14:25 Chepstow

Striking A Pose

11st 4lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Colin Tizzard

2-6 as a novice hurdler last season and began chasing career with win at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) in November; below that form when well-held fourth at Wincanton the following month but moves up in trip today and probably still has untapped potential.

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

3rd

2

6th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 16y

Class 3

15:00 Market Rasen

Jay Bee Why

11st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

3rd

2

13th Apr 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 3

18:40 Kempton

Jay Bee Why

11st 10lb

J: Aidan Coleman

T: Alan King

4th

10

19th Mar 2022

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 2

14:40 Kempton

Jay Bee Why

10st 13lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Alan King

Things haven't worked out over fences since his promising second on chase debut at Exeter (2m3f, good to soft) in November; today's return to hurdles could be in his favour and he impressed when winning two novice hurdles at Warwick last term; unproven on good ground; has potential off this 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

3

13th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:00 Exeter

Coconut Splash

11st 0lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

0-5 over fences and below par at Haydock last time; however, perhaps the heavy ground was too much and he'd previously shown considerable promise on his first four chase starts (soft/good to soft), including when third over C&D in November; bang there today if back to his best.

3/1

3rd

2

1st Dec 2021

Heavy

2m 5f 127y

Class 2

13:50 Haydock

Coconut Splash

11st 2lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

0-4 over fences but this very lightly raced 6yo has shown considerable promise on each occasion (2m-2m5f, soft/good to soft), most recently finishing third of six on his reappearance in a warm little handicap at Exeter; strong claims on today's terms.

11/8

3rd

2

10th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:40 Exeter

Coconut Splash

11st 4lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Evan Williams

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.

11/8

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
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

3rd

2

15th Jan 2022

Soft

3m 0f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Warwick

Any News

11st 2lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

Highly talented at up to 2m1f when at his best in last season's novice hurdle campaign, and went close on chase debut over 2m here in September; there's stamina in his pedigree but he's been below his best the last twice (2m/2m3f) and it's hard to be confident the step up to 3m will prompt a revival.

14/1

4th

1

10th Nov 2021

Good To Soft

2m 3f 48y

Class 3

14:40 Exeter

Any News

11st 8lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Neil Mulholland

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.

8/1

3rd

3

22nd Oct 2021

Good

1m 7f 199y

Class 2

13:30 Cheltenham

Any News

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Neil Mulholland

Looked promising to begin with last season, impressing in a bumper and maiden hurdle before a near miss here in December; had his troubles afterwards but returned to form when beaten only a neck on his recent chase debut in a 2m novice handicap at Warwick (good) and that was a strong race of its type (winner had excuses when second last weekend); respected.

5/2

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

1st

2

2nd May 2022

Good

2m 3f 150y

15:45 Down Royal

Gallyhill

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

Went to Nicky Henderson's for big money after winning a point-to-point and started well over hurdles in Britain (rated 136); afflicted by breathing difficulties afterwards (two wind ops) and failed to complete in three starts over fences; tongue-tied when taking a step in the right direction for new yard in finishing second in albeit modest 2m Clonmel beginners' chase recently, looking as though he wants further; one to consider.

5/2

2nd

2

14th Apr 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

16:15 Clonmel

Gallyhill

11st 12lb

J: Sam Ewing

T: Gordon Elliott

2/1

5

12th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 86y

Class 3

13:15 Newbury

Gallyhill

10st 3lb

J: Nico de Boinville

T: Nicky Henderson

Bought for £450,000 after winning his only Irish point; five starts under rules along with two wind operations, the latest following his fall in November when weakening markedly on chase debut; brought down at the first when next seen two months later; fingers crossed for him this time and he's unexposed, but also 7lb out of the handicap.

20/1

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

3rd

6

11th May 2022

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 4

13:00 Newton Abbot

Menapian

11st 4lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Helen Nelmes

Modest performer; ran somewhere near his best when runner-up in a Taunton handicap last month and could well earn some more place money here but faces a tough task back in novice company.

14/1

2nd

9

7th Apr 2022

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:35 Taunton

Menapian

10st 0lb

J: Charlie Price

T: Helen Nelmes

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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