Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 14:55 Bathwick Tyres Plymouth Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £6,368 2nd £1,870 3rd £935 4th £467
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 14:55:24
14:55 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Penny Max (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 9115-F1 Red and Purple (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Red cap Golden Chieftain (IRE) 38
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-5 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 2/13.00
2 1544-21 Black, red spots, white cap Old Wigmore (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-5 Miss R Curtis T Scudamore 131 6/17.00
3 2/134-31 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Penny Max (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 Miss E C Lavelle N Fehily 132 13/82.62
5 43112-2 Mauve and white check, white sleeves, mauve armlets Mic's Delight (IRE) 249
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
8 10-13 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 10/34.33
Non runners
49811-44Flying Award (IRE)810-13Mrs S GardnerMiss L Gardner105

Verdict

Flying Award is pitched in at the deep end on his chasing debut but a case can be made for the other four facing the starter here. Victor Dartnall's novices usually know their job so it would be no surprise to see Mic's Delight, who had some smart form over hurdles, make his presence felt despite returning from a break. Old Wigmore can improve again on November's C&D win but this may chiefly concern GOLDEN CHIEFTAIN and Penny Max. The latter impressed in a novices' handicap at Newbury last month after showing his inexperience at Plumpton but the former, a real old-fashioned chasing type, should continue to progress over the larger obstacles now he's got his head in front and gets the nod.