Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 14:20 Bathwick Tyres 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 12.40s
  • Off time: 14:20:36
14:20 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Liberty One (IRE) 7/1
2nd Sun Wild Life (FR) 10/1
3rd Cool George 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 08-U442 Pink and Maroon diabolo, Pink sleeves, Pink cap, Maroon star Cool George 38
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-3 Miss J du Plessis James Best (3) 118 2/13.00
2 8 Dark Blue, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, Yellow cap Exmoor Challenge 12
Nag me
5 11-3 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 66/167.00
3 00 Blue, White stripe and cap Hot Pepper 12
Nag me
6 11-3 C J Down J M Davies 100/1101.00
4 4-564 Yellow, dark blue epaulets, chevrons on sleeves, dark blue cap, yellow star Know More Oats (IRE) 13
Nag me
6 11-3 V R A Dartnall Giles Hawkins (3) 25/126.00
5 3S2112 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Liberty One (IRE) 24
Nag me
8 11-3 R Woollacott D A Jacob 7/18.00
6 2-113 BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Pleasant Company (IRE) 63
Nag me
6 11-3 D Pipe T Scudamore 10/111.91
7 41-806 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Rafafie 38
Nag me
6 11-3 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (5) 40/141.00
8 958 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Sand Artist (IRE) 37
Nag me
6 11-3 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 33/134.00
9 53-6424 Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Sun Wild Life (FR) 41
Nag me
4 10-7 R Walford Felix De Giles 118 10/111.00

Verdict

PLEASANT COMPANY was far from disgraced in a better race at Ascot in December. He's been given plenty of time to recover and can add a hurdles victory to his portfolio which already includes wins in a point-to-point and a bumper. Sun Wild Life arrives off the back of a decent run at Kempton having only lost out by half-a-length at Fontwell on his hurdles bow. Five of Cool George's career starts have been here and he was only beaten a length-and-a-quarter over track and trip last month while three-times points winner was second on his hurdling debut at Taunton and can improve.