Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 16:40 Betfred 'The Bonus King' Beginners' Chase3m

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 10.10s
  • Off time: 16:40:43
16:40 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Harry Topper 11/4
2nd Rocky Creek (IRE) Evs
3rd Gullinbursti (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 09P6/67- Dark green, grey stripe Agapanthus (GER) 244
Nag me
7 11-4 N P Mulholland Michael Byrne (5) 100/1101.00
2 9/PP0PP- White, Black seams, Yellow sleeves, Black seams, White cap Bobbits Way 194
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-4 A E Jones J Kington (3) 89 66/167.00
3 2121P1/ Black, Orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Calon Crwbin 776
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7 11-4 t Lucy Jones W Kennedy 33/134.00
4 1/11220- Black, Black and Pink check cap Gullinbursti (IRE) 193
Nag meCourse Winner
6 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 7/24.50
5 1/51127- BLACK, GREEN hoop and armlets, GREEN cap, BLACK spots Harry Topper 193
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5 11-4 K C Bailey J M Maguire 11/43.75
6 F1P/P Royal blue, white cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, royal blue cap, white spots Jacob's Ladder (IRE) 42
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-4 M Keighley Daniel Hiskett (7) 66/167.00
7 268P/5F- Dark Green and Beige (quartered), hooped sleeves, check cap Morgan's Bay 276
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7 11-4 T R George L Heard 66/167.00
8 1/218- Royal blue, red sleeves, white spots, red cap, white spots Rocky Creek (IRE) 221
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-4 P F Nicholls R Walsh Evs2.00
9 02504/4 White, maroon hoops, grey sleeves, maroon armlets, grey cap Taminkle (FR) 28
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6 11-4 Mrs Caroline Keevil James Best (5) 100/1101.00
10 4/1116P- Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Thehillofuisneach (IRE) 222
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-4 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 9/110.00
Non runners
112121/Wayward Frolic611-4Nick WilliamsJ Reveley

Verdict

A potentially informative beginners' chase as a few of these have the potential to make a name for themselves over the larger obstacles. ROCKY CREEK beat Gullinbursti in a Grade 2 novices' hurdle at Doncaster in January and, though the latter is 4lb better off as they clash over fences, Paul Nicholls' lightly-raced gelding is expected to come out on top today and land this. Harry Topper could be a very interesting rival, however, as he also finished ahead of a Gullinbursti in the Grade 1 Sefton Novices' Hurdle at Aintree in April and has always looked the type to do well at the chasing game. Thehillofuisneach was a bit more exposed than some of these over hurdles and was a long way behind Harry Topper at Haydock in February but he could still play a part if fully wound-up but formerly useful pointer Wayward Frolic returns form a lengthy absence.