14:05 Exeter

Tuesday 16 April 2019

All14:0514:4015:1515:5016:2517:0017:35
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  • 4YO plus  |   Class 4  |   2m 5f 135y  |   Good to Soft (Good in Places)  |   9 Runners  |   Turf
  • Weighed In
  • Off time: 14:05  |   Winning time: 5m 22.1s
1st
Horse silk
1
2/1j
T: F O'BrienJ: P J Brennan
Prominent, led before 5th, clear 3 out, eased towards finish tchd 15/8 and tchd 85/40
2nd
Horse silk
8
2
8/1
T: G McPhersonJ: Kielan Woods
Tracked leaders, went 2nd from 7th, no impression on winner 3 out, one pace
3rd
Horse silk
12
5
3/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Prominent, led 2nd, headed after 4th, ridden after 4 out, no chance with winner next, weakening when taking 3rd last op 11/4 tchd 5/2
4th
Horse silk
1
3
2/1j
T: P J HobbsJ: Mr D Maxwell (5)
Led until 2nd, led after 4th, headed before 5th, outpaced when slipped and stumbled badly before 3 out, rider lost iron briefly, went modest 4th flat tchd 9/4
5th
Horse silk
¾
8
250/1
T: R H BucklerJ: James Best
Held up in rear, headway after 8th, went 3rd from 3 out, no chance with winner, lost 3rd and weakened last
6th
Horse silk
3
4
9/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up towards rear, headway 7th, ridden after 4 out, weakened 2 out op 12/1
7th
Horse silk
29
9
250/1
T: R H BucklerJ: C Gethings
In rear, behind when mistake 7th, tailed off

Also Ran

PU
Horse silk
6
200/1
T: J W MullinsJ: Kevin Jones (3)
Towards rear, closed 2nd, struggling from 5th, lost place before next, soon behind, mistake 3 out, soon pulled up
PU
Horse silk
7
250/1
T: S-J DaviesJ: Charlie Hammond (3)
Chased leaders on outside, lost place 5th, soon behind, pulled up before 3 out, pulled up before 2 out

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Betting Breakdown

Tote Win:£2.80Pl:£1.10, £2.40, £1.20EX:£16.60Trifecta:£47.20SF:£19.32Swingers:£2.60, £2.00, £3.10

Forecasts

Ask Dillon (2/1), Dolphin Square (2/1), Blackjack Kentucky (3/1), Boldmere (8/1), Mr Pumblechook (9/1), Officernisi (200/1), Flowing Cadenza (250/1), Oyster Perch (250/1), Spanish Starling (250/1)

Verdict

Ask Dillon may have come up short at the highest level last time, but he has some very solid form to his name and should appreciate the drop back to this level. He can go close, but he looks vulnerable to the potential improver DOLPHIN SQUARE. The five-year-old's debut success came over an inadequate trip, and with almost half a mile further to travel in this race, his proven stamina should be an asset. Blackjack Kentucky receives weight from the aforementioned pair. He has to prove himself on good ground, but if he handles it, he could be a player. Mr Pumblechook is not written off.
  1. Dolphin Square
  2. Blackjack Kentucky
  3. Ask Dillon

Previous Winners

2018
Master Tommytucker
Weight: 11-5  |Age: 7
4/5

Prize Money

1st: £4,224.002nd: £1,240.003rd: £620.004th: £310.00

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