Exeter

  • 13:00 Harry Dutfield Memorial Novices' Chase2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £10,761 2nd £3,179 3rd £1,590 4th £796
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 30.80s
  • Off time: 13:00:29
13:00 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chartreux (FR) 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1112-12 LIGHT BLUE and ROYAL BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves and cap Fingal Bay (IRE) 21
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 146 1/121.08
2 8P/ Brown, Orange epaulets and star on cap Ashbourne Folly (IRE) 624
Nag me
6 11-0 R H Buckler A Thornton 50/151.00
3 1930/F4- Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Chartreux (FR) 320
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-0 T R George P J Brennan 125 15/28.50
Non runners
431311/2Coole River (IRE)811-0Miss E C LavelleD Elsworth

Verdict

FINGAL BAY's failure to give 5lb to Dynaste at Cheltenham looks better in the light of the winner's subsequent easy success at Newbury. He should be able to give weight to these with Coole River arguably his most interesting rival. Emma Lavelle's charge was a very smart hurdler for Jessica Harrington a couple of years ago until injury intervened. Ashbourne Folly has shown nothing so far while Chartreux races for the first time since finishing tailed off at Towcester in January.