Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 14:50 Sportingbet 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 18.50s
  • Off time: 14:50:16
14:50 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cue Card 5/6
2nd Edgardo Sol (FR) 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11F314- Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Menorah (IRE) 193
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-10 P J Hobbs R Johnson 160 4/15.00
2 435216- Dark Blue, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds and cap Edgardo Sol (FR) 199
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-7 P F Nicholls R Walsh 157 4/15.00
3 2/1U212- ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Cue Card 238
Nag me
6 11-7 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 157 5/61.83
4 451PP-3 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Renard (FR) 10
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-5 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 141 13/27.50
5 62212-2 Black and Pink check, Black cap Webberys Dream 180
Nag me
9 10-4 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 129 50/151.00

Verdict

Menorah won a Grade 1 novices' event over 2m4f at Aintree in the spring and holds a verdict over CUE CARD over hurdles. However, we prefer Colin Tizzard's charge today as he had the top weight more than 20 lengths behind when the only one to make a race of it with Sprinter Sacre in the Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham in March and has won first-time out for the last three seasons. Edgardo Sol alternated between hurdles and fences last season but did win a competitive handicap over the larger obstacles at the Grand National meeting. But he may be high enough in the weights now while Renard probably needs to improve again on a promising comeback run at Chepstow. Webberys Dream was consistent last term but is 11lb wrong in the weights here.