Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 14:50 European Breeders' Fund/Thoroughbred Breeders' Association Mares' Novices' Chase2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
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  • Surface: Turf

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 SR141/3- Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Jacalou 350
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7 11-0 K C Bailey Nick Scholfield 1001
2 4620-P3 Black, red and orange diabolo on sleeves, red cap Queens Bay 21
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6 11-0 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 1001
3 492144 Black, Red star, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Red stars Smiling Lady (IRE) 21
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6 11-0 t D A Rees Adam Wedge (3) 1001
4 176146 YELLOW, RED hoops, diamonds on sleeves, RED cap Southway Star 12
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7 11-0 t Mrs S Gardner M G Nolan (5) 68 1001
5 1392-75 Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap Swincombe Flame 20
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6 11-0 Nick Williams A Thornton 129 1001
6 13310-7 Black and orange check, black sleeves, orange stars, hooped cap Violin Davis (FR) 40
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6 11-0 t H Fry Ryan Mahon (3) 1001
7 25229-3 Dark Blue, White cross belts, White cap, Dark Blue star Wishes And Stars (IRE) 14
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6 11-0 T Dennis C O'Farrell 1001

Verdict

Swincombe Flame beat one of today's rivals, Queen's Bay, in one of the three races she won over hurdles last season. Nick Williams' mare has been quite highly tried in her runs to date over the larger obstacles and will appreciate this drop in grade. But we're going to take her on with VIOLIN DAVIS, probably Swincombe Flame's equal over timber and sure to strip fitter for her reappearance at Wincanton when she was trying to concede weight all round. Southway Star may not have as much scope as some of her rivals while Jacalou has been off the track for a year and Smiling Lady and Wishes And Stars may do better when qualified for handicaps.