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13:42 Exeter

Good To Soft

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  • Prize money: £3960.75
  • 2m 5f 137y
  • Class 4
  • 7 runners
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Watch Irish Racing On RacingTV Novices’ Hurdle (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

14/1 (Won)

  • Win: £13.60
  • Place: £5.60

Form: 23-756

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Made the frame in two heavy-ground bumpers (one here) in early part of last year but has shown only minor promise over hurdles this season and needs to improve to pose a significant threat in this.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:42 Exeter

Marty Byrde

11st 2lb

J: Connor Brace

T: John Flint

Made the frame in two heavy-ground bumpers (one here) in early part of last year but has shown only minor promise over hurdles this season and needs to improve to pose a significant threat in this.

14/1

6th

7

18th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 58y

Class 2

13:20 Ascot

Marty Byrde

11st 2lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: John Flint

Made the frame in two heavy-ground bumpers in early part of last year and bettered low-key hurdle debut when keeping-on fifth at Chepstow (2m, good to soft) in October; however, faces a very tough task here.

50/1

5

5th Feb 2023

Good

2m 3f 147y

Class 4

13:33 Hereford

Marty Byrde

11st 9lb

J: Robert Dunne

T: John Flint

Very nearly won an Exeter bumper 13 months ago and his second run over hurdles was better than the first, though was still beaten about 15l; looks ready for this longer trip.

5/1

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7/2

  • Place: £1.90

Form: 1-36P2

Last run: 19 days

W: 11st 2lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Useful chaser at his best but hasn't fired this season, and was just a modest second (albeit behind useful winner) when switched back to hurdling in first-time cheekpieces at Sandown (2m, soft) this month; will be fine over today's longer trip but still has something to prove.

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3rd

2

10th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Yggdrasil

11st 10lb

J: Jack Tudor

T: David Pipe

took keen hold, led, mistake 4 out, headed 2 out, soon lost position, weakened run-in

4/1

5th

4

22nd Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 72y

Class 4

16:00 Bangor-on-Dee

Yggdrasil

11st 11lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

led narrowly or disputed lead, hit 7th, headed when not fluent 4 out, soon ridden, weakened before 2 out

7/1

2

15th Apr 2023

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

13:55 Chepstow

Yggdrasil

11st 13lb

J: David Noonan

T: Jane Williams

Triple chase winner last season (2m3f/2m4f); out of form over fences this term and not yet proven over this far but steadied the ship with two novice hurdle seconds in cheekpieces last month (2m/2m5f) and now reverts to chasing on a good mark.

6/1

Form: 16-242 BF

Last run: 30 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Won soft-ground Sandown bumper last season and has made the frame on all three hurdling starts this term; turned over at very short odds when second of four here (2m2f, good) last month and moves up in trip with a point to prove, but his earlier form makes him a leading contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

11

16th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 3

14:25 Wincanton

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 4lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Joe Tizzard

Began hurdling career with two very promising runs at start of this year (2m) but was turned over at very short odds on next outing (2m2f) and underperformed when upped to 2m5f three weeks ago; needs a boost from the first-time cheekpieces on today's handicap debut.

12/1

3rd

2

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:42 Exeter

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 2lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

Won soft-ground Sandown bumper last season and has made the frame on all three hurdling starts this term; turned over at very short odds when second of four here (2m2f, good) last month and moves up in trip with a point to prove, but his earlier form makes him a leading contender.

13/8

2nd

1

24th Feb 2023

Good

2m 2f 111y

Class 4

14:40 Exeter

Buckhorn Rocco

11st 5lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: Joe Tizzard

raced in second, jumped right 1st, ridden just before 3 out, hit 2 out, soon no impression and held

1/4

Form: -61257 D

Last run: 162 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 133

Form & Verdict

Dual chase winner on slow ground in France last year (2m1f/2m6f) and subsequently placed in a Grade 2; returned to hurdling for today's British debut and not an easy horse to weigh up but evidently has a lot of ability.

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13

12th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 1f 0y

Class 1

14:50 Cheltenham

Victtorino

11st 6lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

Made bright start to chase career in Britain when winning two 3m handicaps at Ascot (soft and good) before Christmas but he could keep on only at the same pace when beaten nearly 5l back over 3m there 24 days ago and this looks so much harder.

18/1

4th

2

17th Feb 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 1

15:00 Ascot

Victtorino

11st 8lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

prominent

100/30

7th

5

27th Jan 2024

Good To Soft

2m 4f 127y

Class 1

13:15 Cheltenham

Victtorino

11st 4lb

J: Charlie Deutsch

T: Venetia Williams

in rear, slow jump 9th

5/1

Form: 54-25F BF

Last run: 59 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Runner-up in low-grade handicap chase on seasonal debut in November (3m2f, good); fell on latest outing in January and has quite a bit to find on the figures on today's return to hurdling but, nevertheless, there's a good chance he'll collect a minor prize.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

4

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 4f 194y

Class 5

17:17 Hereford

Bring The Action

10st 12lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Nigel Hawke

Inconsistent this term but has possibilities provided he takes well to new headgear; had wind surgery (his second) since last run; sole rules win came off 17lb higher.

10/1

Form: P

Last run: 78 days

W: 11st 2lb

5 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Pulled up when 66-1 for debut at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) in January and can only be watched today.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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3

26th Mar 2023

Good To Soft

2m 5f 137y

Class 4

13:42 Exeter

Jills Memory

11st 2lb

J: Harry Kimber

T: Robert Walford

Pulled up when 66-1 for debut at Wincanton (2m5f, good to soft) in January and can only be watched today.

66/1

3

1st Mar 2023

Good

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

14:10 Wincanton

Jills Memory

11st 2lb

J: Bryan Carver

T: Robert Walford

Pulled up when 66-1 for debut over C&D (good to soft) in January and can only be watched today.

100/1

10

7th Jan 2023

Soft

2m 5f 82y

Class 4

12:20 Wincanton

Jills Memory

11st 2lb

J: Paul O’Brien

T: Robert Walford

midfield, struggling 8th, weakened 3 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out

50/1

Form: 640/89

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 2lb

7 yo Gelding

OR:

Form & Verdict

Only beaten about 2l when fourth in soft-ground course bumper in 2020 but well beaten in two 2m Plumpton maiden hurdles last month; up in trip with blinkers fitted here.

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2nd

2

28th May 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

Class 5

17:05 Uttoxeter

Tzunami

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Paul Henderson

held up in rear

9/2

3rd

10

10th May 2023

Good

2m 5f 164y

Class 4

17:45 Fontwell

Tzunami

11st 4lb

J: Ciaran Gethings

T: Paul Henderson

Kept on from unlikely position to take 80-1 second here (2m3f, good) last month, his fourth start over hurdles; posed no threat to the clear winner and the value of the form is open to question but, nevertheless, there's a chance he can snatch another minor prize today.

20/1

2nd

5

21st Apr 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 49y

Class 4

13:40 Fontwell

Tzunami

11st 5lb

J: James Best

T: Paul Henderson

Showed promise in his second bumper in December 2020 but, after more than two years off, he's struggled at big prices in three hurdle runs (2m/2m5f) this year; easy to look elsewhere.

100/1

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Payout
Exacta £759.00
Straight Forecast £482.90
Trifecta £1579.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Buckhorn Rocco

D Express:

Victtorino

Telegraph:

Yggdrasil

The Star:

Victtorino

Daily Record:

Victtorino

RP Ratings:

Buckhorn Rocco

TOPSPEED:

Buckhorn Rocco

POSTDATA:

Buckhorn Rocco

The Times:

Buckhorn Rocco

Daily Mirror:

Buckhorn Rocco

The Sun:

Buckhorn Rocco