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16:05 Exeter

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  • Prize money: £3539.9
  • 2m 5f 137y
  • Class 5
  • 14 runners
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Watch On Racing TV Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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7/1 (Won)

  • Win: £3.70
  • Place: £1.40

Form: 42/0-5

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 13lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 95

Form & Verdict

0-6; kept on for fifth over 2m3f at Chepstow on return from a near 12-month absence; may improve over this longer trip with the outing under his belt; one to consider.

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1st

3

1st Dec 2022

Good To Soft

3m 0f 150y

Class 5

13:55 Wincanton

Shutupshirley

11st 12lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

visibility reduced by fog

6/4

1st

2

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

16:05 Exeter

Shutupshirley

11st 13lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

0-6; kept on for fifth over 2m3f at Chepstow on return from a near 12-month absence; may improve over this longer trip with the outing under his belt; one to consider.

7/1

5th

9

25th Oct 2022

Good To Soft

2m 3f 100y

Class 5

16:20 Chepstow

Shutupshirley

11st 7lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

held up in rear, pushed along briefly 5th, steady headway from 3 out, well held but kept on from 2 out

9/1

10/1

  • Place: £2.70

Form: 022P-6

Last run: 199 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Mare

OR: 88

Form & Verdict

2m1f winner in 2021 and runner-up twice at Taunton (2m3f/3m) this year; absent since May; each-way possibilities if returning at the top of her game.

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9

26th Mar 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Sindabella

10st 3lb

J: David Noonan

T: Nigel Hawke

Exploited some significant help from the handicapper when winning by 6l at Exeter (2m2f, soft) in December, after a break, and is also suited by this C&D; her last two runs were underwhelming though and her overall profile is not persuasive.

14/1

4th

5

20th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:45 Taunton

Sindabella

11st 0lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

Conditions were soft when a comfortable winner at Exeter in December and ran well back there next time; still on a competitive mark but does have to rebound after a modest run at Leicester and there are question marks against her on heavy.

16/1

9th

7

23rd Jan 2024

Soft

2m 4f 110y

Class 5

13:00 Leicester

Sindabella

10st 9lb

J: Miss Ella Herbison

T: Nigel Hawke

led

7/1

9/1

  • Place: £2.60

Form: 75356- D

Last run: 226 days

W: 11st 0lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 82

Form & Verdict

Defied a 7lb higher mark at Wincanton (2m5f, heavy) two seasons ago; inconsistent last term, resulting in a drop back down the weights; not sure what to expect.

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3rd

6

21st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

3m 3f 119y

Class 5

14:48 Stratford

Lightonthewing

11st 8lb

J: James Turner

T: Sue Gardner

No match for revitalised veteran Uallrightharry when second at Fontwell last month but won consecutive races on slow ground beforehand (3m1f/3m) and is unexposed over marathon trips; enters calculations.

8/1

Form: FP-P64 CD

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Defied a 19lb higher mark in this race two years ago; however, his form in the last 12 months is very poor; big revival is required.

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6

16th Jun 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

20:25 Fontwell

Pour Une Raison

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Richard Mitchell

Two wins in 2021 but little since and 4lb out of the handicap.

25/1

7

28th May 2023

Good

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

15:45 Fontwell

Pour Une Raison

10st 2lb

J: Ben Godfrey

T: Richard Mitchell

Two wins in 2021 but not much since and finished behind two of these at Plumpton a fortnight ago; 6lb out of the handicap.

16/1

8th

12

14th May 2023

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

14:15 Plumpton

Pour Une Raison

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Richard Mitchell

Two wins in 2020/21 but little since and didn't seem to enjoy a rare foray over fences on latest start.

50/1

Form: 831P4- CD

Last run: 254 days

W: 11st 2lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 84

Form & Verdict

Veteran who has a modest strike-rate; sole win came off this mark over C&D (heavy) in January but he may struggle to double his tally today, with some unexposed types in opposition.

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8

8th May 2024

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 5

17:10 Fontwell

Bellamys Grey

10st 11lb

J: Philip Armson

T: Carroll Gray

always behind

12/1

4th

8

8th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 5f 82y

Class 5

16:38 Wincanton

Bellamys Grey

10st 4lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Carroll Gray

Runner-up over 2m4f here in February but he's a quirky veteran who often races very lazily, as was again evident when well beaten at Fontwell last time.

20/1

4th

4

18th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 166y

Class 5

16:48 Fontwell

Bellamys Grey

10st 7lb

J: Thomasina Eyston

T: Carroll Gray

raced lazily at times, held up in rear, no impression from 3 out

11/2

Form: 0784-2

Last run: 24 days

W: 11st 4lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 86

Form & Verdict

0-6; has shaped encouragingly in both handicap starts, latest at Worcester (2m, soft) where he stayed on for second; should be capable of progress back up in trip; respected.

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5th

14

9th May 2023

Good

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

17:48 Ffos Las

Half The Freedom

10st 11lb

J: Kevin Brogan

T: Jonjo O’Neill

Has run with credit since beating 16 rivals at Doncaster (2m1f, good) in January; just 2lb higher than for that win, but he is fairly well exposed now and vulnerable to an improver.

8/1

4th

5

1st Apr 2023

Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 5

14:10 Uttoxeter

Half The Freedom

10st 12lb

J: Sean O’Briain

T: Jonjo O’Neill

in touch with leaders, nudged along 5th, dropped to rear and pushed along 6th

11/2

3rd

6

12th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 5

13:50 Warwick

Half The Freedom

10st 11lb

J: Jamie Brace

T: Jonjo O’Neill

His form has been up and down and he was a soundly beaten third at Doncaster (2m, good) last month; however, prior to that he won a big-field handicap over that C&D (good) and was runner-up on soft ground earlier in the season; capable of a bold show if at his best.

7/1

Form: 32637-

Last run: 268 days

W: 10st 11lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Maiden who has form figures of 223 at Exeter, including second in this contest last year; holds each-way claims back here on seasonal debut; had a second wind surgery since last run.

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13

13th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

14:15 Taunton

Flutiste

10st 5lb

J: David Prichard

T: Claire Harris

Had a few spells on the sidelines down the years and returns from a third wind operation today; has frequently run below market expectations in recent times and is still to win a race, so there aren't many positives.

12/1

6th

14

10th Jan 2023

Heavy

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

14:10 Exeter

Flutiste

10st 4lb

J: David Prichard

T: Claire Harris

prominent

10/1

7th

8

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

16:05 Exeter

Flutiste

10st 11lb

J: David Prichard

T: Claire Harris

Maiden who has form figures of 223 at Exeter, including second in this contest last year; holds each-way claims back here on seasonal debut; had a second wind surgery since last run.

8/1

Form: P87-

Last run: 255 days

W: 10st 10lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 78

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in Irish point; has achieved little in novice/maiden hurdles, leaving Dan Skelton before latest defeat; needs major improvement on handicap debut.

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7th

13

19th Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 1f 109y

Class 5

19:00 Exeter

Etincelle Artiste

10st 2lb

J: Bryony Frost

T: Fiona Shaw

Second in an Irish point; moderate form over fences and pulled up at Taunton (2m2f, good) latest; not easy to fancy from 3lb out of weights.

28/1

14

6th Feb 2024

Good

2m 2f 40y

Class 5

15:20 Taunton

Etincelle Artiste

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Fiona Shaw

0-8 under rules but the form of his third in first-time cheekpieces at Worcester (2m, good) last May worked out well, and his run in December was satisfactory; 5lb wrong here but not ruled out each-way.

25/1

Form: 6-5F94

Last run: 34 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Mare

OR: 67

Form & Verdict

Poor maiden, yet to be placed; well-held fourth in small field at Plumpton most recently; others preferred.

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12

5th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 192y

Class 5

15:00 Ffos Las

Dark Heather

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Ben Lund

Yet to be placed and none of her form looks good enough; sometimes hooded, now has tongue tied first time; 7lb out of the handicap.

50/1

9th

14

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

16:05 Exeter

Dark Heather

10st 2lb

J: Ellis Collier

T: Ben Lund

Poor maiden, yet to be placed; well-held fourth in small field at Plumpton most recently; others preferred.

25/1

4th

7

17th Oct 2022

Good

3m 0f 217y

Class 5

17:40 Plumpton

Dark Heather

10st 2lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Ben Lund

in touch with leaders, pushed along after 11th, ridden when became detached after 3 out, no chance from 2 out, went modest fourth from 2 out

40/1

Form: F0889-

Last run: 266 days

W: 10st 2lb

5 yo Filly

OR: 70

Form & Verdict

Maiden on Flat and over hurdles; very unconvincing form for current stable; opposed.

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2nd

3

11th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 168y

Class 4

13:35 Uttoxeter

Lady Ironside

11st 3lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Carroll Gray

raced in second

25/1

6th

7

1st Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 161y

Class 4

14:10 Exeter

Lady Ironside

11st 6lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Carroll Gray

led, pushed along and headed after 4 out

100/1

Form: /P/PF-

Last run: 360 days

W: 11st 7lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 89

Form & Verdict

Five-race maiden who has a poor completion record (over hurdles and fences) thus far; something to prove on return from absence.

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6th

12

7th May 2024

Good

2m 4f 88y

Class 5

16:42 Southwell

Robins Field

10st 2lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Well-held sixth last time over hurdles but had finished runner-up in three chases before then, albeit well held in two of those; 0-16 under rules and 2lb out of the weights here.

15/2

6th

9

22nd Apr 2024

Soft

1m 7f 182y

Class 5

16:15 Ffos Las

Robins Field

10st 5lb

J: Ben Poste

T: Harriet Dickin

Runner-up in three chase runs this year but he's been beaten 22l at Wetherby (2m3f, soft) and Plumpton (2m1f, soft) in last two starts; overall record now stands at 0-16 and he needs to find more back over hurdles; 2lb out of the weights.

14/1

Form: 0086-

Last run: 236 days

W: 10st 11lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict

Has poor form claims having been soundly beaten in four runs last term; however, this Tizzard runner may do better now handicapping off just 79; not dismissed.

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0

11

13th Dec 2023

Soft

2m 2f 111y

Class 5

14:20 Exeter

Champs Hill

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Minor form, including in four handicaps at up to 3m; tongue tied last time (May) and had wind surgery soon afterwards.

25/1

10

9th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 191y

Class 5

16:45 Ffos Las

Champs Hill

10st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Minor form so far, including in three handicaps at up to 2m5f; first-time tongue-tie has a big job to do; 7lb out of the weights.

33/1

12

11th Feb 2023

Good

2m 5f 0y

Class 5

16:23 Warwick

Champs Hill

10st 2lb

J: Freddie Gingell

T: Joe Tizzard

midfield, ridden after 6th, soon dropped to last, pulled up before 7th

33/1

Form: P686

Last run: 16 days

W: 10st 3lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 71

Form & Verdict

Modest sixth in similar event over 2m here 16 days ago when making handicap debut; this longer trip needs to have positive effect.

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10

21st Feb 2023

Good

2m 7f 198y

Class 5

16:30 Taunton

Martha Burell

10st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Moderate maiden who didn't complete when back up in trip latest; now goes further with plenty to prove, including from 6lb out of the weights.

66/1

11

20th Nov 2022

Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 5

16:05 Exeter

Martha Burell

10st 3lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Modest sixth in similar event over 2m here 16 days ago when making handicap debut; this longer trip needs to have positive effect.

14/1

6th

12

4th Nov 2022

Good

2m 0f 161y

Class 5

16:08 Exeter

Martha Burell

10st 2lb

J: Ben Ffrench Davis

T: Jackie Du Plessis

Hard to view any of her qualifying runs in a positive light; tongue-tie fitted for handicap debut.

33/1

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