Exeter

  • 16:20 Christmas Parties Here Handicap Hurdle2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 54.60s
  • Off time: 16:25:22
16:20 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royal Native (IRE) 8/1
2nd Tarvini (IRE) 10/1
3rd Storm Alert 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 631F-56 YELLOW, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW cap, ROYAL BLUE star Bygones Sovereign (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 p D Pipe T Scudamore 115 11/26.50
2 U234PP- Dark Blue, Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Gran Torino (IRE) 234
Nag me
8 11-10 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 113 20/121.00
3 8/68514- Dark green, beige cross belts and sleeves, beige and dark green striped cap Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 220
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-10 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 113 9/25.50
4 356U2-2 White, Red triple diamond, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Royal Native (IRE) 32
Nag me
5 11-9 t A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 112 8/19.00
5 561312 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Tarvini (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-9 p Jonjo O'Neill Patrick Cowley (10) 112 10/111.00
6 5045-35 BLACK and WHITE stripes, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE striped sleeves Barton Jubilee 19
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5 11-8 t N P Mulholland N Fehily 111 10/111.00
7 4/3783-3 White, Grey spots, White cap Fix It Right (IRE) 35
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5 11-8 Miss E C Lavelle G Sheehan (3) 111 7/24.50
8 312132- ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Storm Alert 231
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-6 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (5) 109 7/18.00
9 3616- Royal Blue, Light Blue Seams, Royal Blue Cap Cloudingstar (IRE) 220
Nag me
6 11-5 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 108 12/113.00
10 5032F-9 White, Red diamond, striped sleeves, Red cap Thedeboftheyear 21
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-9 t C J Down J M Davies 98 16/117.00
11 P36545 Maroon, white chevron, white sleeves, maroon stars, mauve cap Cute Court (IRE) 35
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-6 L Corcoran C O'Farrell 95 50/151.00
12 097-440 RED, MAUVE chevrons, RED sleeves and cap Mixed Meaning (IRE) 169
Nag me
5 10-0 p1 H S Howe Brendan Powell 64 100/1101.00

Verdict

There should be more to come from Tolkeins Tango this season and he goes on the short-list in this finale. Royal Native didn't do a lot wrong behind So Fine on his reappearance at Fontwell and he should be winning soon while Tarvini goes well for a claimer, though is a bit more exposed than stablemate Cloudingstar. Bygones Sovereign and Fix It Right are others to consider but STORM ALERT has recorded a win and a second from two previous runs over course and distance and looks well up to scoring in this grade this season. If fully wound-up, Susan Gardner's gelding should make his presence felt again.