Exeter

  • 12:55 32Red Casino Handicap Chase2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 28.40s
  • Off time: 12:55:26
12:55 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Umberto D'olivate (FR) 8/1
2nd Kingcora (FR) 3/1
3rd Ray Diamond 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 322-415 Pink, pink and white quartered cap Umberto D'olivate (FR) 26
Nag me
6 11-12 R Walford Felix De Giles 117 8/19.00
2 1/4P3-26 White, Black sleeves and collar, White cuffs, hooped cap Ballincurrig (IRE) 39
Nag me
8 11-8 t D Skelton Miss B Andrews (7) 113 5/16.00
3 660PP3 Black, White hoops, Red sleeves and cap The Sneezer (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-5 A Dunn Kieron Edgar (7) 110 20/121.00
4 23F-65F Dark Blue and White (quartered), hooped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Milarrow (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 b1 C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 109 9/110.00
5 98-8605 Red, dark blue disc, halved sleeves Kingcora (FR) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 109 3/14.00
6 683-UU5 Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap Swincombe Stone 35
Nag me
7 11-0 A J Honeyball R Thornton 105 25/126.00
7 662324 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Royal Riviera 29
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 10-12 t N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 103 9/110.00
8 573122 Black, Red sash and armlets Ray Diamond 26
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-9 Miss J du Plessis James Best (3) 100 5/23.50
9 8935PP White, Black seams, Yellow sleeves, Black seams, White cap Humbel Ben (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-8 p A E Jones T J O'Brien 99 100/1101.00

Verdict

Umberto D'olivate scored over 2m4f on heavy ground at Chepstow but ran poorly after a 7lb rise in the weights here last month. The Sneezer has won six races though not for around two years which is why he's dropped to a lowly mark. Milarrow landed a beginners' chase here though that was almost two years ago and the fences keep getting in the way. Royal Riviera has been slowly dropping in the weights after completing a double in summer 2012 while Ray Diamond, who won over hurdles here in October, ran well back over fences on this track last time. KINGCORA showed nothing over hurdles after arriving from France but made a reasonable debut over fences at Ludlow and might just improve enough to take this tight handicap.