Exeter

  • 17:10 City Of Exeter Challenge Cup Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 1f

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.70s
  • Off time: 17:11:55
17:10 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kim Tian Road (IRE) 9/1
2nd Residence And Spa (IRE) 11/2
3rd Scales (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7F023/1 Beige and maroon (quartered), beige sleeves, maroon stars, beige cap, maroon star Kim Tian Road (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-12 M Hill Hadden Frost 109 9/110.00
2 407 Light Blue, Yellow chevrons on sleeves Runaway Green (FR) 26
Nag me
7 11-8 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 105 3/14.00
3 R-42523 Red, Black hoop, hooped sleeves Engai (GER) 30
Nag me
7 11-6 D G Bridgwater T J Phelan 103 11/26.50
4 43F2P Red, Red cap, Purple star Dont Take Me Alive 44
Nag me
4 11-4 p C E Longsdon N Fehily 107 8/19.00
5 22-2556 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets High Ville (IRE) 13
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7 11-3 h D Pipe T Scudamore 100 15/28.50
6 F35F31 White and Black stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, White cap Scales (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 R Lee M G Nolan (5) 98 6/17.00
7 F85-9P8 WHITE, DARK GREEN star and star on cap Over The Rubicon (IRE) 26
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6 11-0 Nick Mitchell W Hutchinson 97 28/129.00
8 09/F562 Maroon, grey hoops, maroon sleeves, grey cap Clouds Of Mist 12
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8 11-0 Mrs S Gardner Donal Fahy 97 20/121.00
9 8P-9171 Pink, royal blue triple diamond, striped sleeves and star on cap Key To Milan 26
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 pt C J Down J M Davies 94 11/112.00
10 22-8684 Royal Blue and Red (quartered), White and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, White cap Residence And Spa (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 10-0 p Mrs H E Rees M J Quinlan (3) 83 11/26.50

Verdict

Scales just held on over 2m4f at Taunton and will be better suited by this trip and looks certain to get involved. Engai is still a maiden over hurdles but reasonably consistent from this mark and should go well again though it's HIGH VILLE who gets the vote on his handicap debut. David Pipe's charge was runner-up in three bumpers and has been quite highly tried over hurdles so this looks his turn to shine. Key To Milan, is up 7lb for his Wincanton success but will love the ground conditions and has to rate a threat.