Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 13:40 Visit The New AP Bar At Exeter Racecourse Handicap Hurdle2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 43.70s
  • Off time: 13:40:55
13:40 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ballyculla (IRE) 12/1
2nd Nicene Creed 20/1
3rd Sir Frank (IRE) 33/1
4th Moorlands Mist 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7/57213- YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Moorlands Mist 210
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-12 P J Hobbs Thomas Cheesman (10) 120 5/16.00
2 R1U2/21- Black, Red sash and armlets Armenian Boy (FR) 399
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 p Miss J du Plessis James Best (3) 120 33/134.00
3 24331-3 Dark Green and Yellow diamonds, Yellow and Dark Green halved sleeves, Yellow cap Ballyculla (IRE) 23
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-11 W Greatrex G Sheehan (3) 119 12/113.00
4 56U2-21 White, Red triple diamond, White sleeves, Red stars, White cap, Red star Royal Native (IRE) 8 (ex7)
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-11 t A J Honeyball Rachael Green (3) 112 7/18.00
5 5/64-3 Red, White sash, Emerald Green sleeves, Emerald Green and Red check cap Twice Returned (IRE) 32
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7 11-9 D Skelton Harry Skelton 117 9/25.50
6 3-35731 Dark blue and white check, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Bob Tucker (IRE) 34
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-9 B G Powell A P Cawley 117 25/126.00
7 D70-UP7 Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Virginia Ash (IRE) 7
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5 11-8 b C L Tizzard Brendan Powell 116 40/141.00
8 F43230- RED, YELLOW sash, striped sleeves and star on cap Bladoun (FR) 216
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5 11-8 t D Pipe T Scudamore 116 7/18.00
9 7612-28 Maroon and Yellow stripes, Maroon sleeves, Yellow armlets, Maroon cap Buckhorn Tom 27
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-6 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 114 14/115.00
10 4290-65 Dark blue, beige cross belts, striped sleeves, quartered cap Sir Frank (IRE) 38
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8 11-5 D Pipe C O'Farrell 113 33/134.00
11 2P31-08 Yellow, Black epaulets, check sleeves, Red cap Pyleigh Lass 22
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7 11-5 t1 J Scott Ian Popham 113 14/115.00
12 231114/ Red, Dark Blue triple diamond, White sleeves, Dark Blue diamonds, Dark Blue cap, White diamond Wood Yer (IRE) 601
Nag meBeaten Favourite
7 11-4 t N A Twiston-Davies Ryan Hatch (7) 112 14/115.00
13 113227 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and Light Blue striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Brown star Royale Knight 79
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-4 Dr R D P Newland Christopher Ward (7) 112 10/111.00
14 005975/ Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Royal Blue and White striped sleeves and cap Count Vettori (IRE) 613
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7 10-11 K Bishop Jon Park (10) 105 66/167.00
15 223-9PP Yellow, red triple diamond, red and yellow halved sleeves, white cap Sandynow (IRE) 7
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-10 p P Bowen T J O'Brien 104 25/126.00
16 56110-3 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Nicene Creed 27
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8 10-6 pt Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 100 20/121.00
17 P52214 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap Cruising Bye 18
Nag meCourse Winner
7 10-0 h P Bowen Donal Devereux 93 14/115.00

Verdict

Another big field and several have solid claims. Royal Native got off the mark over course and distance last week and should make a bold bid to follow up under a penalty but Bob Tucker has more to do than when landing a maiden hurdle at Worcester last month. Dan Skelton's string has been in good form and Chepstow third Twice Returned is unexposed but Moorlands Mist, Armenian Boy and Bladoun all lack a recent run and Royale Knight is probably better over fences. Nicene Creed has never convinced over this longer trip, though should strip fitter for his comeback at Uttoxeter. BALLYCULLA made steady progress last season and there was plenty to like about his recent third at Plumpton. Today's conditions will suit so he gets a tentative vote.