Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 14:50 Ilfracombe Food Service Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 7.40s
  • Off time: 14:50:36
14:50 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Cruising Bye 10/3
2nd Western Prize 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 65P6-6 Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Bold Cuffs 10
Nag meBeaten Favourite
4 11-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 103 7/18.00
2 4542 Black, white epaulets, halved sleeves Western Prize 9
Nag me
5 11-11 v Tim Vaughan Aidan Coleman 102 11/43.75
3 822122 Blue and orange (quartered), blue and white striped cap Hopstrings 18
Nag me
5 11-11 C P E Brooks W Hutchinson 102 9/25.50
4 144335- Grey, red disc, hooped sleeves, red cap Ifyouthinkso 185
Nag me
6 11-9 t1 Lucy Jones J M Maguire 100 6/17.00
5 912147 Orange, light blue hollow box, chevrons on sleeves Royal Peak (IRE) 18
Nag me
6 11-8 pt D Pipe T Scudamore 99 6/17.00
6 54-4P03 Dark Blue, Pink epaulets, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Pink cap Cottage Acre (IRE) 16
Nag me
10 10-13 C Heard L Heard 90 20/121.00
7 88/P522 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap Cruising Bye 79
Nag me
7 10-6 h P Bowen T J O'Brien 83 10/34.33
Non runners
826P-087Landenstown Star (IRE)810-0Mark GillardT J Phelan77
9P649P/4Lets Get Cracking (FR)910-0A E JonesC O'Farrell71

Verdict

Royal Peak won at Worcester in August but finished tailed off at Uttoxeter last month and is still 7lb higher. Hopstrings is consistent and was only beaten a neck last time. She's been raised 4lb but should be thereabouts again and Cruising Bye was knocking on the door when last seen. Cottage Acre is not the force of old, however, while Ifyouthinkso may just need this though should be capable of winning a race like this before long. WESTERN PRIZE is only a tentative selection but will handle the fast ground better than most and his late rally was just denied at Sedgefield last time - he can go one better now.