Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 16:20 Star Sports Festival Preview Evening Novices' Limited Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £9,495 2nd £2,805 3rd £1,402 4th £702
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 33.67s
  • Off time: 16:20:49
16:20 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dare To Endeavour 9/2
2nd Saroque (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 310-UPF YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Wilton Milan (IRE) 36
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-8 t1 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 134 9/25.50
2 26-221P Emerald green, white star, armlets and star on cap The Italian Yob (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse Winner
6 11-6 Nick Williams N Fehily 132 7/24.50
3 075-521 Red, white chevrons, red sleeves, white spots, red cap Dare To Endeavour 15
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-1 T R George P J Brennan 127 9/25.50
4 9-52131 Light blue, red braces, white sleeves, red armlets, light blue and red quartered cap Saroque (IRE) 20
Nag me
7 11-0 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 126 3/14.00
5 22341F SCARLET, BLACK and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK spots on cap Bertie Boru (IRE) 22
Nag me
7 10-13 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 125 9/110.00
6 4/F3222- Dark green, white hoop, orange cap Master Todd (IRE) 327
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-8 J G Cann Nick Scholfield 120 16/117.00
7 PP-521P Light Blue, Brown chevrons on sleeves, Black cap Dark Glacier (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-4 v P Bowen J E Moore 116 15/28.50

Verdict

Wilton Milan was close up when falling at Wincanton last month in the race won by Bertie Boru. It would be no surprise if he came out best of that pair today with a clear round as the winner has turned in a woeful performance at the same track since, making several mistakes before falling when in rear. Saroque likes to make the running but could be there to be shot at over this longer trip while Sandown scorer The Italian Yob disappointed when favourite at Cheltenham and is also trying 3m for the first time. There is no doubting the stamina of Huntingdon winner DARE TO ENDEAVOUR and he looks the most likely victor here given Dark Glacier took a backward step at Warwick last month and Master Todd is making his seasonal reappearance.