Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 15:40 32RedPoker.com Veterans' Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £11,574 2nd £3,419 3rd £1,709 4th £855
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 28.00s
  • Off time: 15:41:07
15:40 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Pineau De Re (FR) 11/4
2nd Tullamore Dew (IRE) 7/2
3rd Junior 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 PP-25P4 LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 19
Nag meDistance Winner
11 11-12 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 148 20/121.00
2 235F27 White, Emerald Green stripe, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets Pineau De Re (FR) 24
Nag me
11 10-11 Dr R D P Newland S Twiston-Davies 133 11/43.75
3 4/15419- Yellow, Purple chevrons, Yellow cap Richard's Sundance (IRE) 306
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 10-11 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 133 13/27.50
4 5192-58 Light Blue and Maroon diabolo, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Ballyoliver 15
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-4 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 126 13/27.50
5 44U7-32 Light Blue, White chevrons, White sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Light Blue and White striped cap Tullamore Dew (IRE) 19
Nag me
12 10-4 N J Gifford Tom Cannon 126 7/24.50
7 P11P-PF Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Shaking Hands (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-2 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 124 16/117.00
8 U14-744 Orange, Purple diamond and sleeves, Black and Orange striped cap Alderluck (IRE) 39
Nag me
11 10-0 b D Pipe Mikey Ennis (7) 122 7/18.00
9 3P-8FR4 PINK and YELLOW diamonds, YELLOW sleeves and cap Triggerman 51
Nag me
12 10-0 b P J Hobbs Thomas Cheesman (10) 119 13/27.50
Non runners
61U2/21-0Armenian Boy (FR)1110-2Miss J du PlessisNon Runner124

Verdict

This is slightly better than the normal veterans' races though Junior is likely to have a stiffer test awaiting him. Pineau De Re is still 8lb higher than his last victory for Philip Fenton at Downpatrick in April while Richard's Sundance, who has won here and scored at Sandown a year ago, hasn't been seen since the Cheltenham Festival though isn't badly treated. TULLAMORE DEW landed a novice chase at Plumpton three years ago but hasn't been successful since. However, he's been competing at a much higher level and his second in the Grade 3 Rowland Meyrick at Wetherby last time would be good enough for this. Alderluck stays marathon trips and loves testing ground. He looks well handicapped on his victory at Bangor in February and hasn't had too much racing since. Ballyoliver is another dropping in grade though still looks high in the weights.