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3:10 Exeter 9 Mar 2021

Watch On Racing TV Handicap Chase

(Class 5) (0-100, 5yo+) (3m54yds) 3m Good 18 fences
1st £2,989.08 2nd £877.68 3rd £438.84 4th £350 5th £350 6th £350 7th £350


Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
8 110 b1 93 68 107
ch g Black Sam Bellamy (IRE) - Double Hit (Sir Harry Lewis)
Rushed up and soon led, clear after 3rd, reduced lead 4th, joined 7th, led clearly after 13th, ridden and went clear again before 4 out, mistake 3 out, ridden out run-in, always doing enough (trainer said, regarding improved form, that the gelding benefitted from the application of the first-time blinkers and by being ridden prominently at a galloping track where the gelding had previously performed well) (op 50/1)
7 110 88 61 100
b g Milan - Sommer Sonnet (IRE) (Taipan)
Held up in rear, not fluent 8th, bad mistake 10th, not fluent 12th, headway and chased leaders after 5 out, ridden before 4 out, went second just after 3 out, drifted left approaching last, kept on well run-in, always held (op 17/2)
3  18 [20¼]
8 119 b 97 54 91
b g Excellent Art - Plausabelle (Royal Applause)
Midfield, dropped to rear and reminder after 10th, headway when not fluent 5 out, soon ridden briefly, pushed along and briefly went second before 4 out, no extra from 2 out, weakened approaching last, just held third (op 18/1 and tchd 20/1)
4  nse [20¼]
10 111 89 46 85
bb g Malinas (GER) - Lady Paques (FR) (Lights Out)
Midfield, mistake 1st, mistake 9th, ridden and struggling after 5 out, rallied and went fourth before 4 out, no impression from 3 out, well behind when jumped left last, kept on, finished lame (vet said gelding finished lame in front) (op 11/1)
5  21 [41¼]
8 1112 p 100 39 77
b g Great Pretender (IRE) - Yellow Park (FR) (Northern Park)
Held up in rear, headway into midfield after 3rd, ridden and struggling 13th, not fluent 5 out, made no impression (op 5/1)
6  9 [50¼]
7 114 tp 92 22 58
b g Getaway (GER) - Kylebeg Krystle (IRE) (Oscar)
Held up in rear, some headway after 5 out, pushed along before 4 out, soon weakened (op 11/2)
7  [53¾]
11 116 p 97 24 60
ch g Beneficial - Annalecky (IRE) (Bob's Return)
Jumped left on occasions, close up, chased leader from 3rd, joined leader 7th, not fluent 13th, soon tracked leader, ridden and weakened before 4 out (jockey said gelding jumped left-handed) (op 28/1)
8 115 t 93
b g Ask - Monabricka Lady (IRE) (Moscow Society)
Towards rear, headway and chased leaders before 11th, dropped to rear before 13th, ridden and weakened after 5 out, tailed off when pulled up before 4 out (op 10/1)
7 115 93
b g Kayf Tara - Bella Medici (Medicean)
Always towards rear, slow jump and reminder 1st, tailed off when pulled up after 5 out, never going well (op 8/1)
7 110 88
b g Sholokhov (IRE) - Anns Present (IRE) (Presenting)
Close up, slow jump 1st, held up in behind leaders from 3rd, pushed along briefly after 5 out, ridden and weakened before 4 out, pulled up before 3 out (trainer could offer no explanation for the poor form shown) (tchd 15/8)
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