Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 15:40 Bathwick Tyres Barnstaple Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Hurdles: Good to Soft, Soft in palces)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 36.00s
  • Off time: 15:40:39
15:40 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dovedale 9/1
2nd Cash For Honours 11/1
3rd Winterwood (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F504/14- Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Sagalyrique (FR) 490
Nag me
5 11-12 A King R Thornton 114 12/113.00
2 3181-4P Beige and dark blue diamonds, beige sleeves, dark blue cap Caragh Bridge (IRE) 10
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5 11-11 p1 N A Twiston-Davies T Molloy (5) 113 11/112.00
3 4531-16 Royal Blue, Yellow triple diamond, checked sleeves, Yellow cap Line Artic (FR) 158
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 11-10 C J Down C Honour (3) 112 12/113.00
4 43 Emerald Green, Yellow chevron and sleeves, Red cap Referent (FR) 120
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4 11-9 P J Hobbs R Johnson 111 9/25.50
5 22/34P- Black and red stripes, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Perkin Warbeck 242
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7 11-8 M G Rimell Mr M Rimell (3) 110 20/121.00
6 7636/31- Grey, pink sleeves, grey spots, grey cap, pink spots Winterwood (IRE) 518
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 Tim Vaughan Dean Coleman (5) 110 5/16.00
10 0/0P1-21 Black, White and Emerald Green striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Tooka 154
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-2 p A Middleton C Poste 104 20/121.00
12 6-76621 Black and Pink check, Black cap Dovedale 25
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-0 J Scott Nick Scholfield (3) 102 9/110.00
13 535749 Emerald Green, Orange chevrons, Emerald Green sleeves, Orange stars, Emerald Green cap Triple Bluff 41
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6 10-12 p1 J D Frost Hadden Frost (3) 100 22/123.00
14 P44P7P- Dark Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Pink cap Callerlilly 179
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5 10-12 N J Hawke D R Dennis (3) 100 50/151.00
15 03539-7 Black, Beige and Black hooped sleeves, Beige cap Deep Reflection 133
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9 10-12 M Keighley W Marston 100 11/112.00
16 081-588 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Jackers 12
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4 10-9 t C L Tizzard J Tizzard 97 40/141.00
17 35F0-60 Dark Green, Red sleeves, hooped cap Cash For Honours 13
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6 10-9 p1 Ian Williams Michael Murphy (5) 97 11/112.00
18 226663 Dark Blue, White diamond, White cap, Dark Blue spots Chilbury Hill (IRE) 13
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6 10-7 K Bishop C Bolger 95 10/111.00
19 079471 Emerald Green, White epaulets, diabolo on sleeves, White cap Wujood 13
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-4 bt Mrs L J Young A Glassonbury (3) 92 9/110.00
Non runners
7P/240P4-Alaghiraar (IRE)511-8Miss E C LavelleJack Doyle110
821110-0Blue Express (IRE)1011-5Evan WilliamsPaul Moloney107
93-38256Coup de Tabac (FR)511-5N J HawkeD R Dennis107
1176/452-FForeign King (USA)511-0J W MullinsA Thornton102

Verdict

A big field for this handicap hurdle and we will take a chance on WINTERWOOD on his first start for almost 18 months, while Referent is among the dangers. The selection has not been seen since landing a Limerick maiden hurdle for Charlie Swan in May of last year, over a similar trip to this. Good ground suits and a mark of 110 for this handicap debut is not too taxing. Then of course, there is Vaughan's reputation for improving those he takes in from other trainers, and in an open race we will chance him. Referent has joined Philip Hobbs from France since being a beaten favourite in a provinicial hurdle race there in June. He too may improve for the change of scenery and with the yard in form we give him due respect. Blue Express clearly needed the run when making his debut for Evan Williams at Newton Abbot last time, and good or fast ground suits. This trip is also not a problem, so we will look for a return to some sort of form today. Wujood was an eased-down course and distance winner a couple of weeks ago and has gone up 10lbs for that, but should remain very competitive with a feather weight to carry in this, while dual course winner Line Artic is tried over an extended trip again, but has to prove her stamina after two previous flops. This is tougher than the seller won by Tooka at Towcester, but Sagalyrique is an interesting debutant for Alan King, although he has the crushing burden of 11st 12lbs to shoulder and may have to wait for other days. Winterwood is the suggestion here.