Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 16:30 Bathwick Tyres Intermediate Open NH Flat Race 2m 1f

  • Winner £1,624 2nd £477 3rd £238 4th £119
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 36.40s
  • Off time: 16:30:35
16:30 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 4/5
2nd Couldhavehaditall (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 P-21 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE armlets, striped cap Quick Decisson (IRE) 46
Nag me
5 11-11 P J Hobbs R Johnson 3/14.00
2 Red and White stripes, Royal Blue sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White star Couldhavehaditall (IRE)
Nag me
5 11-4 P R Webber A P McCoy 9/25.50
3 Emerald Green, Red sash, sleeves and cap Ma'ire Rua (IRE)
Nag me
6 11-4 A E Jones Nick Scholfield 80/181.00
4 5 LIGHT BLUE and WHITE check, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Milanese (IRE) 63
Nag me
5 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 16/117.00
6 U1 Yellow, Black hoops, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Tinker Time (IRE) 35
Nag me
5 11-4 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 28/129.00
7 11 Dark green, red cross belts, dark green and beige striped sleeves, dark green cap, red star Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 25
Nag me
4 11-4 D Pipe T Scudamore 4/51.80
8 72 Light Blue, Purple chevron, quartered cap Sweet Like You 52
Nag me
5 10-11 Miss J S Davis P J Brennan 14/115.00
Non runners
5Pure Oxygen (IRE)511-4P F NichollsD A Jacob
9Dark Desire410-8C L TizzardNon Runner

Verdict

VIEUX LION ROUGE is impossible to oppose in this as he won easily on his debut at Ffos Las and again impressed when beating Chase The Wind in better company over a shorter trip at Newbury. Quick Decisson won at Wincanton on Boxing Day but more is needed now and more interesting is the well-bred Nicholls newcomer Pure Oxygen. Couldhavehaditall also catches the eye with AP McCoy booked while Milanese is a likely improver and preferred to Towcester second Sweet Like You of the others.