Exeter

  • 14:20 Bathwick Tyres Plymouth Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £5,523 2nd £1,622 3rd £811 4th £405
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 3.50s
  • Off time: 14:25:25
14:20 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Doctor Harper (IRE) 8/11
2nd Leave It Be (IRE) 33/1
3rd Broomfield 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 Dark Green, White seams, Dark Green sleeves, White cap, Red star Attimo (GER) 482
Nag me
4 10-12 C J Mann N D Fehily 25/126.00
2 2-400 Yellow, Red hoop, Red and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Yellow cap, Red diamond Brians Well (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 10-12 B G Powell A Tinkler 100/1101.00
3 324/ Dark Green, White hoop, checked sleeves, quartered cap Broomfield 711
Nag me
6 10-12 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 9/25.50
4 331-0 Grey, maroon chevron and sleeves, quartered cap Chill Factor (IRE) 17
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4 10-12 A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 10/111.00
5 110- ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Doctor Harper (IRE) 237
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-12 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 8/111.73
6 335-7 Royal Blue and White check, Orange sleeves Duke's Affair 10
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5 10-12 h J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 100/1101.00
7 0 White, Purple hoop and sleeves Ernest Speak (IRE) 14
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4 10-12 M Hill Hadden Frost 100/1101.00
8 81P-6 Maroon, Emerald Green and Maroon striped sleeves Gallic Warrior (FR) 21
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 F O'Brien P J Brennan 22/123.00
9 7-6 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Here's Herbie 13
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5 10-12 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (5) 80/181.00
10 06 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Keen Eye (IRE) 10
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4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 16/117.00
11 256- Black, white stars, white sleeves, black armlets, red cap, black star Leave It Be (IRE) 213
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6 10-12 J Farrelly Brendan Powell 33/134.00
12 U Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Luckwell Bridge 14
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8 10-12 K Bishop Mr J Park (10) 200/1201.00
13 Royal Blue, White cross belts, hooped sleeves and cap Neighbourhood (USA) 26
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5 10-12 H J Evans L Treadwell 50/151.00
14 U3/ Red, emerald green hoop, emerald green sleeves, red armlets, quartered cap New Christmas (USA) 614
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6 10-12 C J Down J M Davies 25/126.00
15 2P67/99 BROWN, YELLOW sleeves and cap Puerto Azul (IRE) 14
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9 10-12 B Scriven M G Nolan (3) 97 200/1201.00
16 6215/0- Royal Blue and Yellow check Village Secret 531
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7 10-12 B Barr G Sheehan (3) 200/1201.00
17 PR2 Grey, Pink cross belts and armlets, Black cap Sea Island Pearl 26
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4 10-5 h P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 10/111.00
18 Light Blue and Red (halved), Light Blue sleeves, Red armlets, Light Blue cap Shakespeare Dancer 162
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4 10-5 H J Evans M J Quinlan (3) 200/1201.00

Verdict

DOCTOR HARPER, who ran in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham last season, has had a few entries lately so it may be significant that he turns up here to make his hurdling debut. He gets the vote ahead of another bumper winner, Chill Factor, and last month's course and distance runner-up Sea Island Pearl. Broomfield should be monitored in the betting as he showed definite signs of promise a couple of years ago and Paul Nicholls, who has trained the winner of this four times in the last six years, will have him fit enough for his return to action.