EXETER
16 April 2019
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racingtv.com Devon Stayers Handicap Chase (Class 3)

  • Channel: RTV
  • Distance: 3m 6f 153y
  • Going: Good To Soft
Exeter
Runners
11

Type

Surface
Turf

Stalls

Weather
Light rain

Selection

No myracing analysis available for this race

No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
Silk colours for Snuff Box
Snuff Box
J: Charlie Deutsch
T: Venetia Williams
Built on a modest chasing debut at Chepstow in November when second here last month. Jumped repeatedly out to his right back at Chepstow last time, so he will appreciate the return to a right-handed circuit today, but softer ground would be preferable.
Latest effort can probably be ignored but this will test his stamina under a big weight
F1-026
Age: 8
Weight: 12-2
OR: 127
Days: 10
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
6 Apr 19 Chp Chepstow 23.5f GS 3NvHcCh 11-3 6/9 Pop Rockstar (40L) 5/1 127 102
18 Mar 19 Exe Exeter 24.5f Sft 4NvHcCh 11-8 2/7 St Erney (nk) 4/1 120 125
21 Nov 18 Chp Chepstow 23.5f Sft 4NvHcCh 11-10 11/14 Glen Forsa (49L) 14/1 122 88
9 Apr 18 Wcn Wincanton 20f Hy 5MdH 10-9 1/7 Chloe's Court (7L) 4/1 - 116
24 Feb 18 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Sft 4MdH 10-10 F/15 Champagne Champ () 8/1 - 98
19 Jan 18 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Hy 4NvH 10-9 2/8 Scorpion Sid (15L) 4/1 - 118
2
Silk colours for Dancing Shadow
C
BF
Dancing Shadow b
J: James Best
T: Victor Dartnall
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Cold Recent Form Jockey - 1 wins from 23 in the last 14 days (4%)
Without a win since landing a novice hurdle here in November 2017. Finished a respectable second in the Devon National over today’s course and distance on his penultimate start, but he failed to back that effort up at Taunton afterwards.
Thorough stayer who has fair record here; a lot could hinge on whether he gets his own way
-80424
Age: 10
Weight: 11-12
OR: 123
Days: 28
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
19 Mar 19 Tau Taunton 28.5f Sft 3HcCh 11-2 b 4/5 Like The Sound (30L) 15/8F 124 104
22 Feb 19 Exe Exeter 30.5f GS 3HcCh 11-2 b 2/15 Dawson City (6L) 16/1 123 132
17 Jan 19 Wcn Wincanton 26.5f Gd 3HcCh 11-0 b 4/9 Like The Sound (29L) 20/1 127 110
9 Dec 18 Kel Kelso 32.5f GS 3HcCh 11-1 b 10/16 Harry The Viking (36L) 14/1 129 110
10 Nov 18 Wcn Wincanton 25f Gd HcChL 11-0 b 8/16 Present Man (35L) 33/1 132 112
24 Apr 18 Exe Exeter 23f GS 4NvH 11-6 b 3/5 Vodka All The Way (8L) 3/1 122 122
3
Silk colours for Len Brennan
Len Brennan
J: Alan Johns
T: Tim Vaughan
Had some useful form to his name over fences earlier this campaign, but he finished pulled up in a handicap chase at Wincanton last month. A bad mistake appeared to knock his confidence there, so just a watching brief is advised this afternoon.
Youngster who's better than his latest effort; one of the more interesting runners
32322P
Age: 6
Weight: 11-11
OR: 122
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Mar 19 Wcn Wincanton 25f GS 3HcCh 11-12 PU/8 Barbrook Star () 100/30 123 -
18 Feb 19 Crl Carlisle 24.5f Sft 3HcCh 11-4 2/13 Arthur's Gift (5L) 15/2 122 125
17 Jan 19 Wcn Wincanton 26.5f Gd 3HcCh 10-9 2/9 Like The Sound (18L) 10/1 122 115
17 Dec 18 Plu Plumpton 25.5f Sft 3NvCh 11-0 3/4 Ok Corral (2¾L) 50/1 - 122
20 Nov 18 Fak Fakenham 24f Gd 3Ch 11-4 2/2 Theclockisticking (5L) 6/1 - 106
20 Oct 18 Str Stratford 22f Gd 5MdH 11-6 3/8 Dandolo Du Gite (4¼L) 28/1 - 106
4
Silk colours for Plantagenet
Plantagenet p
J: Daniel Sansom 5
T: Seamus Mullins
Cold Recent Form Trainer - 0 wins from 12 in the last 14 days (0%)
Had finished in the first three in all six of his starts this season prior to being pulled up in the four-miler at last month’s Cheltenham Festival. This is a much more realistic assignment for him, but his stamina for this trip is still in doubt.
Has improved for the fitting of cheekpieces/switch to fences this season; shortlisted
22121P
Age: 7
Weight: 11-11
OR: 122
Days: 35
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
12 Mar 19 Chl Cheltenham 31.5f Sft NvChG2 11-6 p PU/18 Le Breuil () 100/1 122 -
25 Feb 19 Plu Plumpton 25.5f Gd 4HcCh 11-5 p 1/7 Tzar De L'Elfe (5L) 5/2F 114 126
9 Jan 19 Don Doncaster 26f Gd 4NvHcCh 11-3 2/6 Special Prep (12L) 11/8F 114 119
30 Dec 18 Tau Taunton 23f GS 4NvHcCh 10-11 p 1/13 Mahlermade (3¼L) 5/1 107 119
26 Nov 18 Kem Kempton 24.5f Gd 4HcH 10-7 p 2/8 No Hiding Place (3½L) 2/1F 105 108
6 Nov 18 Exe Exeter 23f Gd 4HcH 10-9 p1 2/8 Farm The Rock (1½L) 3/1 103 108
5
Silk colours for Bertie Boru
C
Bertie Boru
J: Tom O'Brien
T: Carroll Gray
C
Course Winner - Won before at this course
Very smart chaser at his peak and he shaped with promise when fourth (on just his second start for this yard) here last time out. The extra yardage on offer today is sure to suit, and he is now back down to his last winning mark. Good ground is of no concern.
Showed more for his new yard a few weeks ago, on his second run back, and each-way claims
/78-74
Age: 12
Weight: 11-6
OR: 117
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Mar 19 Exe Exeter 24.5f GS 3HcCh 11-1 4/11 Coningsby (18½L) 66/1 120 119
5 Mar 19 Exe Exeter 23f GS 4NvH 11-3 7/11 Danny Whizzbang (95L) 66/1 115 46
17 Nov 17 Chl Cheltenham 30f Gd 2HcCh 9-7 p 8/10 Kingswell Theatre (32L) 12/1 129 111
27 Oct 17 Chl Cheltenham 25f Gd 3HcCh 11-8 p 7/17 What Happens Now (13L) 33/1 127 124
15 Apr 17 Hay Haydock 28.5f Gd 3HcCh 11-10 p 3/10 Mustmeetalady (5¼L) 10/1 128 135
30 Mar 17 Tau Taunton 28.5f Gd 3HcCh 11-1 p 3/4 Abracadabra Sivola (¾L) 13/8F 124 128
6
Silk colours for You Say What
C
You Say What tb 1
J: Tom Scudamore
T: David Pipe
C
3 x Course Winner - Won 3 times before at this course
Has struggled for form since he finished second over today’s course and distance back in December 2017. Made an underwhelming reappearance at this venue last month. Blinkers are now tried, but his best form has come on much softer ground.
All three wins have come round here; rain would have been ideal switched to blinkers
12PP-6
Age: 9
Weight: 11-4
OR: 115
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
24 Mar 19 Exe Exeter 24.5f GS 3HcCh 11-0 tp 6/11 Coningsby (22L) 14/1 119 114
17 Jan 18 Nby Newbury 23.5f Sft 3HcCh 11-7 tp PU/10 Horatio Hornblower () 10/1 124 -
1 Jan 18 Exe Exeter 24.5f Hy 3HcCh 11-6 tp PU/9 Western Climate () 9/4F 124 -
8 Dec 17 Exe Exeter 30.5f Sft 3HcCh 11-9 tp 2/17 Yanmare (¾L) 5/1 121 131
26 Nov 17 Exe Exeter 24.5f Sft 3HcCh 11-1 tp 1/7 Themanfrom Minella (6L) 9/4 114 131
7 Nov 17 Exe Exeter 24.5f Sft 3HcCh 11-4 tp1 5/10 Ask The Weatherman (29L) 8/1 118 99
7
Silk colours for Sandhurst Lad
BF
Sandhurst Lad p
J: Richard Johnson
T: Warren Greatrex
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Got off the mark over fences at the fourth attempt when landing a handicap chase at Wincanton in February. He failed to back that performance up, however, when a beaten favourite at Chepstow afterwards. A dour test like this could suit though.
Never been this far but is a big lad who shapes as if he'll be fine with a stamina test
-44313
Age: 8
Weight: 11-3
OR: 114
Days: 26
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
21 Mar 19 Chp Chepstow 23.5f GS 4HcCh 11-12 p 3/10 Newtown Lad (8¾L) 5/2F 115 116
16 Feb 19 Wcn Wincanton 25f Gd 4HcCh 11-12 b1 1/8 Findusatgorcombe (¾L) 3/1F 110 123
7 Jan 19 Chp Chepstow 23.5f GS 4NvHcCh 12-2 p 3/14 Top And Drop (1L) 5/2F 106 112
8 Dec 18 Chp Chepstow 19.5f Hy 4HcCh 11-0 p 4/13 Bennys King (15L) 12/1 108 113
18 Nov 18 Fon Fontwell 21.5f GS 4NvHcCh 10-13 4/8 Glen Rocco (19½L) 10/1 111 109
17 Apr 18 Exe Exeter 23f Sft 4HcH 11-7 tp PU/15 Jully Les Buxy () 9/1 112 -
8
Silk colours for One Of Us
BF
One Of Us
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
T: Nick Williams
BF
Beaten Favourite - Losing favourite last time out
Has occupied the runner-up berth in three of his four starts since returning from a break. Beaten favourite at Wincanton last time out, that brought his record over the larger obstacles to 0-5. More is needed for him to break his chasing duck today.
Another solid effort back from a break last time; this mark looks within range; player
-52522
Age: 7
Weight: 11-1
OR: 112
Days: 40
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Mar 19 Wcn Wincanton 25f GS 3HcCh 11-1 2/8 Barbrook Star (6L) 2/1F 112 119
26 Dec 18 Wcn Wincanton 25f GS 3HcCh 10-12 2/10 Potters Corner (2¾L) 6/1 110 116
17 Nov 18 Utt Uttoxeter 26f GS 3HcCh 10-1 p 5/10 Crosspark (29L) 3/1 111 103
21 Oct 18 Kem Kempton 24f Gd 4HcCh 11-3 p1 2/8 Elkstone (4½L) 9/4 108 113
5 May 18 Utt Uttoxeter 22.5f Gd 4NvHcCh 11-5 5/16 Fact Flow (5¾L) 13/2 109 113
26 Jan 18 Don Doncaster 24.5f Sft 4HcH 10-12 11/20 Kansas City Chief (42L) 9/4F 109 81
9
Silk colours for Kilcullen Flem
Kilcullen Flem tp 1
J: Thomas Dowson 3
T: Philip Kirby
Confirmed his preference for marathon staying trips when landing a four-mile handicap chase at Hexham last March. He has generally struggled since that success, however, and all of his best form has come when the mud is flying.
Dour stayer who tends to be kept to the mud and could have done with plenty of rain
4-P4P4
Age: 9
Weight: 10-12
OR: 109
Days: 33
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Mar 19 Hex Hexham 32f Hy 4HcCh 11-8 p 4/12 Weststreet (12½L) 6/1 112 112
18 Feb 19 Lin Lingfield 29f Sft 3HcCh 10-13 p PU/17 Le Reve () 13/2 115 -
16 Dec 18 Crl Carlisle 26f Sft 3HcCh 11-4 p 4/7 Nakadam (22L) 3/1 116 104
21 Nov 18 Hex Hexham 32f Sft 4HcCh 11-11 p PU/9 Total Assets () 5/2F 117 -
28 Apr 18 Pun Punchestown 30f Sft HcCh 9-11 p 4/19 Wounded Warrior (17L) 14/1 116 112
31 Mar 18 Hay Haydock 28.5f Sft 3HcCh 11-2 p 3/9 Zerachiel (19½L) 6/1 118 115
10
Silk colours for The Happy Chappy
The Happy Chappy tv
J: Sean Bowen
T: Sarah Humphrey
His losing run is currently at eight, and a first-time visor failed to bring about improvement from him at Fontwell last time out. Arrives here ten pounds below his last winning mark, but he is likely playing for each-way money at best today.
Taken plenty of pushing during his races of late; handicapper is giving him every chance
947623
Age: 8
Weight: 10-9
OR: 106
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
29 Mar 19 Fon Fontwell 26f Gd 4HcCh 11-6 tv1 3/7 Uallrightharry (19½L) 9/2 107 101
3 Mar 19 Hun Huntingdon 30.5f Gd 3HcCh 10-3 tb1 2/7 Little Bruce (7L) 5/1 109 114
22 Jan 19 Lei Leicester 22.5f GF 4HcCh 11-10 tp1 6/10 Trigger Nichol (43L) 7/1 112 94
15 Nov 18 Lud Ludlow 25.5f Gd 3HcCh 11-4 t 7/9 Gardiners Hill (81L) 5/1 115 50
3 Nov 18 Wet Wetherby 24f Gd 4HcCh 11-12 t 4/5 Fingerontheswitch (23L) 5/1 117 108
27 May 18 Utt Uttoxeter 26f Gd 3HcCh 11-6 t 9/11 Good Man Vinnie (43L) 7/1 119 90
11
Silk colours for Steel Native
Steel Native h
J: Richard Patrick 3
T: David Rees
Finished pulled up in a handicap hurdle at Ffos Las in January, but he has won his starts either side of that run. Looked fortuitous to score at Bangor last time out; faller at the last almost brought down a looming rival. More is needed to land this contest.
2lb rise for his latest Bangor win fair enough but could have done with rain
5-21P1
Age: 8
Weight: 10-5
OR: 102
Days: 24
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Mar 19 Ban Bangor-on-Dee 24f Sft 4HcCh 11-4 h 1/10 Cadeau Du Bresil (½L) 14/1 100 107
14 Jan 19 Ffo Ffos Las 22f Sft 5HcH 11-12 PU/15 Briac () 5/1 100 -
17 Dec 18 Ffo Ffos Las 25.5f Hy 4HcCh 10-11 h 1/8 Sutter's Mill (2L) 13/8F 92 104
11 Nov 18 Ffo Ffos Las 24f Hy 4HcCh 10-0 h 2/9 Jepeck (12L) 3/1 89 104
15 Apr 18 Ffo Ffos Las 24f Sft 5HcCh 11-4 5/7 The Lion Dancer (17½L) 3/1J 92 87
1 Apr 18 Ffo Ffos Las 22f Hy 5HcH 11-12 5/7 De Bene Esse (14½L) 3/1F 100 95
Verdict

Len Brennan is considered, but ONE OF US has shown progression since switched to fences and is surely up to winning off this mark.

Verdict silk image
One Of Us

Betting Forecast:

4/1 Sandhurst Lad,

One Of Us,

8/1 Len Brennan,

Plantagenet,

You Say What,

Steel Native,

10/1 Dancing Shadow,

The Happy Chappy,

12/1 Snuff Box,

14/1 Kilcullen Flem,

16/1 Bertie Boru

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