Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 15:30 Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Novices' Limited Handicap Chase3m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 31.10s
  • Off time: 15:30:24
15:30 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Farmer Matt (IRE) 3/1
2nd Beforeall (IRE) 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 121212 Emerald green and orange (halved), quartered cap Beforeall (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-7 O Sherwood L Aspell 125 11/43.75
2 FP-0237 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Ballytober 73
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-7 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 125 9/43.25
3 1-0P1P9 Royal Blue, Maroon chevron, hooped sleeves, Maroon cap Super Villan 38
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-11 b M Bradstock J E Moore 115 9/25.50
4 11P90-2 BLACK, EMERALD GREEN triple diamond Farmer Matt (IRE) 88
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-10 t F M O'Brien P J Brennan 114 3/14.00
5 9-26556 Pink, black braces, halved sleeves and diamond on cap Knockraheen (IRE) 29
Nag me
6 10-8 b1 Jonjo O'Neill R P Mclernon 112 10/111.00

Verdict

Farmer Matt made a promising start over fences behind Caid Du Berlais here in December and the step up in trip should suit. Beforeall has already won over the larger obstacles at Fontwell and Plumpton but was beaten 10 lengths off today's mark at Huntingdon last time. BALLYTOBER found the company too hot in the Tommy Whittle at Haydock on his latest start but has been dropped a couple of pounds since earlier placed efforts here and at Chepstow and, with Richard Johnson in the saddle for the first time over fences today, can finally open his account. Super Villan is no forlorn hope if in the mood but Knockraheen makes his chasing bow.