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Tue, 1st May 2012
Racing UK Welcomes Exeter Racecourse Handicap Chase, 2m 1f 110y
5 Runners (5YO plus) (Class 5) Total Prize Fund - £4000

No/Draw/Horse (days since last run)
Age colour sex, Sire - Dam (Damsire)
Wearing Details

Offical Rating

Forecast Price*

1 Krackatara (GB) (73J)
10 b g Kayf Tara - Kolyas Girl (IRE) (Be My Native (USA))
PP06/05- Mr & Mrs Searle


Miss L Gardner (7)
Mrs S Gardner

A winner of a hurdle race at 2m 4f on good to soft ground, but that win was over four years ago. Well beaten at 16-1 behind Cocacobana when fifth of 11 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Wincanton over 2m 6f (good to soft) in February.

2 The Grifter (GB) (127J)
10 b g Thowra (FR) - Spring Grass (Pardigras)
4P94/66- The Chocoholics


D Crosse
B Ryall

Unplaced in all nine starts. Well beaten at 40-1 behind Rangitoto when last of 6 on his latest outing in a chase at Wincanton over 2m 5f (soft) in December last year.

3 Willy Be Lucky (IRE) (14J)
6 b g Classic Cliche (IRE) - Hadaani (Mtoto)
240/000- Mrs M M Rayner


A Thornton
J W Mullins

Placed in a NH flat race from six starts. Well beaten at 100-1 behind Woodbank when 10th of 16 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Kempton over 2m (good) last month.

4 Kap West (FR) (7J)
7 b g Kapgarde (FR) - Themis Eria (FR) (Signe Divin (USA))
353212- Mrs Sally White
Tongue strap


A Glassonbury
Mrs L J Young

A winner of a chase at 2m 3f on good ground. Beaten 9l by Todareistodo when second of 8 at 5-2fav on his latest outing in a chase at Towcester over 2m (soft) last month.

5 Border Lad (GB) (27J)
8 ch g Double Trigger (IRE) - Rosevear (IRE) (Contract Law (USA))
30P606- The Almost Hopeful Partnership


T J Phelan (3)
Mark Gillard

Successful in two hurdle races at 2m 6f on soft and heavy ground. Well beaten at 5-1 behind Earcomesthedream when sixth of 13 on his latest outing in a hurdle race at Hereford over 2m 6f (good to soft) last month. Having his first run for a new stable today.

Race Verdict

KAP WEST has been in splendid form of late, following his impressive Hereford success with a solid runner-up effort at Towcester last week. The handicapper has left his mark unchanged following that run and he comes into this in much better form than today's rivals, the pick of which would appear to be Krackatara, returning from a two-month break having last been seen finishing in midfield over hurdles at Wincanton in February. The Grifter also returns from a break today and he might fare best of the rest.

Selection: Kap West        Danger: Krackatara        Alternative: The Grifter
* These are prices forecast by PA Sport Ltd. and are to be used only as a guide to the betting market.
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