Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 14:50 BetVictor Haldon Gold Cup Chase 2m 1f 110y

  • Winner £35,594 2nd £13,356 3rd £6,688 4th £3,331
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 14.50s
  • Off time: 14:55:09
14:50 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Somersby (IRE) 9/2
2nd Module (FR) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/15112- ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Cue Card 214
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 172 11/102.10
2 172/34U- Dark Green, Maroon stars, Maroon cap Somersby (IRE) 237
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-7 M R Channon D Elsworth 155 9/25.50
3 7111/11- White, dark blue cross belts, light blue and white hooped sleeves William's Wishes (IRE) 304
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-5 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 153 4/15.00
4 B1/F114- Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Module (FR) 236
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-4 T R George P J Brennan 152 8/19.00
5 521F25- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Fago (FR) 215
Nag meDistance Winner
5 10-4 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 152 9/110.00
6 1225F-0 DARK BLUE, MAROON star, MAROON cap Kumbeshwar 17
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-4 p A King W Hutchinson 148 25/126.00
Non runners
73042RR-Mad Moose (IRE)910-4N A Twiston-DaviesS Twiston-Davies143

Verdict

This Grade 2 contest has thrown up more than its fair share of surprises down the years but CUE CARD was an odds-on chance when successful 12 months ago and is likely to be a short price to become the first chaser since Edredon Bleu in 2003 to complete back-to-back victories in the race. Colin Tizzard's seven-year-old went on to land Grade 1 contests at Ascot and Cheltenham and was the only one to make a race of it with Sprinter Sacre at Aintree - he'll be ready for this. Fago was a little disappointing last season and has a bit to prove now but William's Wishes could be one to watch this winter if continuing to improve and Module still has plenty of scope. Kumbeshwar is back over his best trip and may have needed his comeback at Cheltenham and he's preferred to Somersby and the enigmatic Mad Moose of the others.