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15:15 Exeter

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  • 3m 0f 54y
  • Class 3
  • 8 runners
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Runners: 8 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

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4/1 (Won)

  • Win: £4.00
  • Place: £1.90

Form: 32-233 C BF

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Liked it here over hurdles, with three course wins including the 2m5f handicap on this card; record of 6-18 as a pointer so no surprise to see him run well on his chase debut over C&D last week (heavy); on the same mark, but just a worry that this is a quick turnaround after that hard race.

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

4th

6

21st Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

15:35 Wincanton

Raddon Top

11st 11lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Has won four times at Exeter and yet he has struggled in handicap hurdles there the last twice; has won over fences but tried this discipline only once in the last 12 months and he was well beaten.

14/1

5th

4

7th Apr 2024

Heavy

2m 7f 25y

Class 5

15:00 Exeter

Raddon Top

11st 13lb

J: James Turner

T: Chris Down

Four-time course winner (twice over C&D) who will be suited by today's ground; on a good mark now but was safely held when fourth here last month and needs to up his game.

16/1

4th

6

19th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 7f 25y

Class 4

14:00 Exeter

Raddon Top

11st 5lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Chris Down

Exeter specialist; ran well (beaten 2.75l) when runner-up on C&D seasonal reappearance in November; failed to build positively on that since, toiling in first-time blinkers at Taunton latest; possibilities if back on song, but equally it's difficult to have much confidence.

25/1

9/2

  • Place: £3.20

Form: P14-42 C

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Beat three rivals on his second chase start over 2m5f at Ffos Las last January (heavy) and returned to that sort of form when second at Ffos Las (3m, soft) last month, though he would have been third had the clear leader not crashed out at the last; all things considered, a 1lb rise was a bit mean; cheekpieces added.

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9

9th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

New Age Dawning

11st 2lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

Lightly raced 9yo; runner-up at Ffos Las, Exeter and Taunton on last three starts, with cheekpieces on latest two occasions; stays 3m on heavy going but unraced beyond that and others may see this out better.

7/1

2nd

5

20th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 3

15:15 Taunton

New Age Dawning

11st 6lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

In the frame all three starts this season, most recently when second in stamina test at Exeter (3m, heavy; first-time cheekpieces) in January; given ten weeks to recover from that and should be fine on today's forecast faster ground; one to consider.

6/1

5

31st Jan 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 0y

Class 3

15:00 Lingfield

New Age Dawning

11st 6lb

J: Tom Scudamore

T: David Pipe

Had ups and downs since going chasing and no real reason to think he's well treated despite being on the same mark as when beating two rivals at Ffos Las last January (2m5f, heavy); perhaps this shorter trip will suit after an unavailing slog over 3m at Exeter recently.

5/1

11/2

  • Place: £2.90

Form: 7F22-3 D

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 13lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Bang there when falling three out in this 12 months ago (on soft) and was runner-up in his next two starts, both here; returns on the back of a similar preparation, though this season's return offered greater encouragement than the one last year; big player; has run well on heavy.

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3rd

2

10th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:15 Exeter

Classic Ben

11st 13lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Bang there when falling three out in this 12 months ago (on soft) and was runner-up in his next two starts, both here; returns on the back of a similar preparation, though this season's return offered greater encouragement than the one last year; big player; has run well on heavy.

11/2

3rd

1

12th Nov 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 13y

Class 3

14:12 Uttoxeter

Classic Ben

12st 0lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

disputed lead, prominent from 2nd

7/1

2nd

5

22nd Mar 2022

Soft

3m 6f 153y

Class 3

15:01 Exeter

Classic Ben

11st 6lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Stuart Edmunds

Only 1-15 as a chaser but looked unlucky here in January and then chased home a solid stayer here over this trip (soft); should be in the thick of it once more.

4/1

Form: 5141-5 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Generally progressive chaser who signed off last season with a wide-margin win at Bangor (3m5f, soft); duly hit hard by the handicapper for that but he might yet prove himself worthy of this mark, as modest jumping got him on the back foot behind Favori De Sivola here last time and he was running on.

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6

23rd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:10 Chepstow

Don Herbager

11st 4lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Venetia Williams

Dual chase winner last season, latterly at Bangor (3m5f, soft); not in same form this term but might have found good ground too lively when last of four finishers at Wetherby (3m7f) this month; might be the answer.

11/2

4th

6

6th Mar 2023

Good

3m 6f 193y

Class 3

15:15 Wetherby

Don Herbager

11st 2lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

in touch with leaders, went second 5th, hit 14th, pushed along and lost position 5 out, ridden and beaten before 4 out

10/1

5

10th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

3m 5f 142y

Class 4

14:20 Bangor-on-Dee

Don Herbager

11st 11lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Tends to race rather lazily but came from off the pace to win this race by 16l last year (soft ground; second-time cheekpieces) and has made late headway on both outings this season (3m6f/3m; no headgear); no surprise if he makes a bold defence of his crown with the cheekpieces now refitted.

8/1

Form: /342-3

Last run: 44 days

W: 11st 13lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

Form & Verdict

Lightly raced 8yo who only conceded defeat in the closing stages when running well for a long way at Carlisle (3m, soft); does go well fresh so not guaranteed to find loads on that form, but entitled to be in the thick of it.

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4

9th Apr 2023

Heavy

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:25 Ffos Las

Equus Dreamer

11st 8lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Lightly raced 8yo; jumped well and had plenty of use made of him when stepped up to 3m4f at Haydock (soft; acts on heavy) 18 days ago, holding on by half a length with the first two well clear; raised 5lb but a serious player if he's in the same form.

4/1

1st

6

22nd Mar 2023

Soft

3m 4f 97y

Class 3

16:10 Haydock

Equus Dreamer

11st 12lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Hasn't really threatened on his two starts this season (3m, soft/heavy) but those were still fair performances and it's possible this lightly raced 8yo will be suited by the step up in trip; not ruled out.

7/1

5th

1

10th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:15 Exeter

Equus Dreamer

11st 13lb

J: David Bass

T: Kim Bailey

Lightly raced 8yo who only conceded defeat in the closing stages when running well for a long way at Carlisle (3m, soft); does go well fresh so not guaranteed to find loads on that form, but entitled to be in the thick of it.

9/2

Form: 3-422U

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict

Mostly out of form last year but he steadied the ship in first-time blinkers at Fontwell (3m3f, good to soft; fine on heavy) and he then departed early when a single-figure price at Wincanton; has a big run in him.

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6th

4

31st Jul 2023

Good

2m 5f 122y

Class 3

14:10 Newton Abbot

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11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

jumped left throughout, raced in third, mistake 6th, bumped rival 3 out, soon lost position

10/1

4th

3

17th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 216y

Class 4

16:35 Newton Abbot

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11st 6lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Runner-up off 7lb higher in Southern National at Fontwell (3m3f, good to soft; first-time blinkers) in November but not firing on all cylinders since; weakened into well-held fourth here (3m2f, good) on latest outing in May; needs to turn a corner; versatile ground-wise.

5/1

4th

5

31st May 2023

Good

3m 1f 170y

Class 3

14:30 Newton Abbot

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10st 12lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Has reached the frame several times since October, including when a fair fourth at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last time; well treated on his best chase form but he's now 1-16 in this sphere and that win was in December 2020; others look stronger.

6/1

Form: 453-41 CD

Last run: 39 days

W: 11st 8lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Record of 5-12 over fences and never better than here last time when, with the cheekpieces back on, he made all over 3m6f (good to soft); couldn't complain about the 5lb rise and he's won on heavy in the past; sure to be positively ridden once more now dropped in distance.

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8

31st Oct 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

13:30 Chepstow

Favori De Sivola

11st 1lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

midfield, headway and in touch with leaders 10th, weakened before 5 out, pulled up 4 out

16/1

Form: 6F74-4 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 3lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Never really got going last season but he's become well handicapped and seemed to need the run when tried in this new headgear combination at Bangor; successful under these conditions in the past and could feature.

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1

2nd Mar 2023

Good

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

16:00 Taunton

Eclair Mag

12st 2lb

J: Harry Bannister

T: Richard J Bandey

His mark continues to fall and his reappearance at Bangor in November was fairly encouraging, but pulled up at Exeter since and back to having something to prove; blinkers return (no positive impact when worn in France).

16/1

5

10th Jan 2023

Heavy

3m 0f 54y

Class 3

15:15 Exeter

Eclair Mag

11st 3lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Richard J Bandey

Never really got going last season but he's become well handicapped and seemed to need the run when tried in this new headgear combination at Bangor; successful under these conditions in the past and could feature.

10/1

4th

6

26th Nov 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 5y

Class 3

13:28 Bangor-on-Dee

Eclair Mag

11st 6lb

J: Rex Dingle

T: Richard J Bandey

Will be suited by today's trip-and-ground combination and has become well handicapped but never really got going last season (five runs) and returns from 282-day abreak with fair bit to prove; cheekpieces refitted.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £247.00
Straight Forecast £242.10
Tricast £1427.80
Trifecta £1495.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Favori De Sivola

The Times:

Raddon Top

WEST COUNTRY:

Equus Dreamer

SPOTLIGHT:

Eclair Mag

Telegraph:

Don Herbager

The Guardian:

New Age Dawning

RP Ratings:

Classic Ben

The Sun:

Equus Dreamer

Daily Mirror:

Favori De Sivola

Daily Record:

Favori De Sivola

TOPSPEED:

Eclair Mag

The Star:

Don Herbager

Daily Mail:

Raddon Top

D Express:

Raddon Top