Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 16:30 Visit The Desert Orchid Restaurant Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft (Heavy on the home turn bend)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 29.00s
  • Off time: 16:30:25
16:30 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Brunette'sonly (IRE) 12/1
2nd Storm Alert 9/2
3rd Barton Gift 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 031213 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Storm Alert 63
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-12 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (5) 105 9/25.50
2 453631 Yellow, Orange star, Orange sleeves, Yellow stars, Yellow cap, Orange star Midnight Lira 22
Nag me
6 11-7 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham (3) 100 7/18.00
3 422604 Yellow, Orange braces, Grey and Yellow halved sleeves, Yellow cap, Orange stars Glenwood Prince (IRE) 31
Nag me
7 11-6 t1 J Scott Nick Scholfield 99 9/110.00
4 6640-9P Royal Blue, Yellow star, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets Presenting Dr T (IRE) 19
Nag me
7 11-2 Mrs Tracey Barfoot-Saunt Mr C P Shoemark (7) 95 33/134.00
5 9709- Black, pink star, sleeves and cap Notcantdoit (IRE) 365
Nag me
6 10-12 P Gundry T J O'Brien 91 25/126.00
6 58-4551 Maroon, Pale Blue spots, Maroon sleeves, Pale Blue cap, Maroon spots Barton Gift 15
Nag me
6 10-12 J L Spearing Mr N De Boinville (7) 91 2/13.00
7 9-884 Light Blue, Brown braces, Brown sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Yellow cap Brave Buck 25
Nag me
5 10-11 H D Daly R Johnson 90 8/19.00
8 P2-2PP0 Red, Dark Blue star and armlets, Yellow cap Brunette'sonly (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-6 J W Mullins A Thornton 85 12/113.00
9 2/54-3P2 Blue, White stripe and cap Some Secret 10
Nag me
8 10-0 C J Down J M Davies 79 9/25.50

Verdict

Nico De Boinville is good value for his 7lb claim and was on board when Barton Gift overcame mistakes to get the better of Master Cardor Visa over 2m6f at Ffos Las earlier this month. He's 9lb higher now, however, and needs to improve again to follow up here. STORM ALERT has had a short break since finishing third over 3m at Ffos Las in January but this is a slightly easier race and he's fancied to get back to winning ways under regular pilot Lucy Gardner. Midnight Lira edged out Southway Queen over a shorter distance at Plumpton last month and may be the pick of the remainder as Glenwood Prince hasn't really taken to hurdles. Some Secret would have claims if building on his close second to Bravo Bravo at Chepstow 10 days ago but was a long way behind the selection on New Year's Day.