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2:05 Exeter 6 Dec 2019

Tribute Quality Speaks For Itself Novices' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (0-115, 4yo+) (2m7f25yds) 2m7f Soft 12 hurdles
1st £4,223.70 2nd £1,240.20 3rd £620.10 4th £350 5th £350 6th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
5 1012 p 105 54 109
b g Shantou (USA) - Annalecky (IRE) (Bob's Return)
Held up behind leaders, took closer order 6th, ridden home bend, challenged next, hit last, stayed on well, led final stride (trainer said, regarding the apparent improvement in form, the gelding benefited from the step up in trip to 2m7f on this occasion) (op 11/1 tchd 10/1 and tchd 14/1)
2  shd
6 112 t1 102 51 104
b g Witness Box (USA) - Wet And Dry (IRE) (Catcher In The Rye)
Tracked leader, prominent 6th, ridden to lead 2 out, soon joined, stayed on well, headed final stride (op 28/1)
3  [2½]
5 112 105 52 108
b g Shantou (USA) - Luca Lite (IRE) (Warcraft I)
Took keen hold early, tracked leaders, slightly outpaced and tight for room home bend where stumbled, headway into 4th next, stayed on into 3rd run-in but never going pace to challenge (jockey said gelding stumbled on the bend turning into the home straight) (op 10/11 tchd 5/6 and tchd 11/10)
4  [4¼]
6 1110 p 110 55 109
ch g Giant's Causeway (USA) - Adja (IRE) (Rock Of Gibraltar)
Held up behind leaders, nudged along from 7th, effort approaching 3 out, soon hung right, not pace to get on terms (op 5/1 tchd 11/2)
5  ¾ [5]
6 110 h 100 44 98
ch g Fruits Of Love (USA) - Here Comes Alli (IRE) (Turtle Island)
Led, hit 6th, ridden when strongly challenged approaching 3 out, headed when mistake 2 out, no extra from last (tchd 11/2 and tchd 13/2)
6  25 [30]
7 111 b1 104 25 76
b g Court Cave (IRE) - Rock Money (IRE) (Deploy)
Prominent, shaken up briefly after 3rd, pushed along after 7th, ridden to chase leaders after 9th, weakened after 2 out (tchd 11/2)
7 116 106
b g Puit D'Or (IRE) - La Rouadiere (FR) (Murmure)
In touch, ridden after 9th, weakened before next, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out (vet said gelding lost its right fore shoe)
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