Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 14:40 Bathwick Tyres Taunton Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 48.15s
  • Off time: 14:40:43
14:40 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hawkes Point 5/6
2nd Gullinbursti (IRE) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 27/6321- LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Great Gusto (IRE) 297
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 p1 V R A Dartnall A Glassonbury 18/119.00
3 1220-35 Black, Black and Pink check cap Gullinbursti (IRE) 39
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-13 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 139 7/42.75
4 35/125-2 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Hawkes Point 29
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-13 P F Nicholls R Walsh 139 5/61.83
5 P511-21 Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap High Ho Sheriff (IRE) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-13 T R George P J Brennan 7/18.00
6 4921/4- Dark Green, Beige sash and armlets Valoroso 612
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-13 R Woollacott M G Nolan (5) 40/141.00
Non runners
1554521Accordingtopalm (IRE)710-13D A ReesAdam Wedge

Verdict

Gullinbursti and HAWKES POINT are of a similar level over timber. The former disappointed at Haydock last time but had ran well on his chasing bow over these fences and can figure again. However, the latter is just preferred as he found only Opening Batsman too good on his first start over the larger obstacles and will have benefited for the experience. Tom George wastes no time sending High Ho Sheriff chasing after winning a hurdles race at Chepstow and he makes more appeal than Valoroso.