Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 16:40 Higos Insurance Services Braunton Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,574 2nd £1,049 3rd £525 4th £262
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 8.60s
  • Off time: 16:40:26
16:40 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Withy Mills 50/1
2nd Comte D'anjou 10/1
3rd Rafafie 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 00/4324 Orange and beige diamonds, beige sleeves, orange diamonds, orange and beige quartered cap Daveron (IRE) 26
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6 11-12 J Scott Nick Scholfield 110 9/110.00
2 7U-6045 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Dan's Wee Man 88
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5 11-11 p1 Andrew Turnell James Banks (5) 109 25/126.00
3 1-7664 Pink, Royal Blue chevron, halved sleeves, Royal Blue cap Comte D'anjou 19
Nag meCourse Winner
5 11-10 p Nick Williams P J Brennan 108 10/111.00
4 360317 Dark green and white check, white and dark green chevrons on sleeves Exemplary 37
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7 11-8 A Dunn Aidan Coleman 106 16/117.00
5 7S3842- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), BLACK sleeves No Likey (IRE) 356
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7 11-7 t P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 105 7/18.00
6 7-25713 Royal blue, red chevron, red and royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Castle Beach (IRE) 24
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5 11-7 t1 Robert Stephens M G Nolan (3) 105 25/126.00
7 64/6067 Yellow, red chevron, red and yellow striped sleeves, red cap Electric Mayhem 16
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7 11-7 Nick Mitchell W Hutchinson 105 33/134.00
8 6-35050 Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), halved sleeves Berkeley Avenue 38
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5 11-6 bt W Greatrex G Sheehan (3) 104 14/115.00
9 1232-21 Black, light blue hoop and sleeves, white cap The Darling Boy 27
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-5 pt D Pipe T Scudamore 103 5/16.00
10 415 White, Royal Blue hoops, White sleeves, Red armlets, White and Red striped cap Ivanhoe 70
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4 11-4 M Blanshard N Fehily 109 15/28.50
11 41-8065 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW sash, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, YELLOW stars, hooped cap Rafafie 33
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6 10-12 Mrs S Gardner Miss L Gardner (5) 96 7/24.50
12 7-9684 BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Lady Fingers 79
Nag meBeaten Favourite
6 10-11 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 95 14/115.00
13 865 Black and Pink check, Black cap Dream Lucky 27
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9 10-7 R Woollacott Matt Griffiths (3) 91 40/141.00
14 63-055P Orange, Black triple diamond, chevrons on sleeves River Dancing (IRE) 57
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7 10-6 Andrew Turnell Mr M Legg (7) 90 10/111.00
15 U9815P Light Green and White (quartered), halved sleeves Withy Mills 36
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-3 bt K Bishop James Best (3) 87 50/151.00

Verdict

The Darling Boy is versatile and consistent and opened his account over hurdles at Taunton last month. He's not out of this, despite a 6lb higher mark. Daveron has gone close on a couple of occasions and Comte D'Anjou showed a bit more at Sandown last time while the four-year-old Ivanhoe beat a fair sort at Ffos Las in December. BERKELEY AVENUE looks the type to do much better now going handicapping. Gavin Sheehan's claim will help his cause as will a pair of blinkers and he should be a working man's price. No Likey may need this but will be worth monitoring for future reference as connections probably have a spring campaign in mind.