Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 14:30 Bathwick Tyres Plymouth Novices' Hurdle 2m 1f

  • Winner £11,390 2nd £4,274 3rd £2,140 4th £1,066
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 38.10s
  • Off time: 14:30:34
14:30 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Melodic Rendezvous 5/4
2nd Puffin Billy (IRE) 4/5

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 12-211 Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle and armlets, check cap Melodic Rendezvous 36
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-11 J Scott Nick Scholfield 145 5/42.25
4 1-111 Red and White check, White cap Puffin Billy (IRE) 51
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-11 O Sherwood L Aspell 150 4/51.80
5 225736 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Red Riverman 32
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-7 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 118 25/126.00
6 22-25 Red, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets High Ville (IRE) 11
Nag me
7 11-3 D Pipe T Scudamore 33/134.00
7 522 Black, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Enchanting Smile (FR) 55
Nag me
6 10-10 t Mark Gillard T J Phelan 105 100/1101.00
Non runners
114Lordofthehouse (IRE)511-11T R GeorgeP J Brennan
27-12914Meganisi (IRE)611-11Miss R CurtisA P McCoy127

Verdict

This Listed contest has attracted a couple of cracking novices with Cheltenham aspirations. It's difficult to know quite how good Puffin Billy is but he never came off the bridle in winning a Grade 2 at Ascot in December and is still unbeaten after four runs in bumpers and over hurdles. However, we'll take him on here with MELODIC RENDEZVOUS, who may just be that bit more streetwise and was very impressive in winning the Grade 1 Tolworth Hurdle last month. He just has the edge on a line through Le Reve and Ascot second Up To Something. Meganisi was well behind Puffin Billy at Ascot while this looks far too hot for Lordofthehouse and the remainder are even harder to fancy.