Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 14:50 Children's Hospice South-West Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 27.90s
  • Off time: 14:50:27
14:50 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dragon's Den (IRE) 3/1
2nd Trop Fort (FR) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 714244 Black and beige (quartered), black sleeves J'Adhere (FR) 10
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 Tim Vaughan Robert Kirk (5) 121 5/16.00
2 0-98632 Black and Light Blue (quartered), Black sleeves, White cap Trop Fort (FR) 30
Nag me
5 11-8 b D Pipe C O'Farrell (3) 117 7/42.75
4 1F7452 Beige, Maroon Cross of Lorraine and diamond on cap Dragon's Den (IRE) 23
Nag me
5 10-11 C J Down L Aspell 106 3/14.00
5 123407 White, Royal Blue seams, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets, Royal Blue cap Leopard Hills (IRE) 64
Nag meCourse Winner
5 10-10 Mrs A M Thorpe W Hutchinson 105 6/17.00
6 2/640-FP Light Blue, Pink chevrons, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue cap, Pink star Ardkilly Rebel (IRE) 112
Nag me
8 10-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 104 6/17.00
Non runners
34036U5Quarton (IRE)511-1Evan WilliamsAdam Wedge110

Verdict

The handicapper is showing little mercy to J'Adhere and the top weight will do well to win again off his current mark. Hereford runner-up Trop Fort is also climbing the weights, despite not winning, while this company may be a little hot for Leopard Hills and he's been well beaten in his last three starts. DRAGON'S DEN was no match for easy winner Katchmore at Taunton last month but is fairly consistent and is almost certain to run up to his mark here. He gets the nod as Quarton, who unseated his rider when quietly fancied at Taunton, has since finished well beaten at Haydock while Ardkilly Rebel has proved a big disappointment.