Today's racecards

Exeter

  • 18:35 Frank Tucker Commercials Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 46.00s
  • Off time: 18:35:41
18:35 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Top Smart 5/2
2nd Lamboro Lad (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 13F213/ PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Mr Hudson (IRE) 377
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-9 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 131 15/82.88
4 115/P2P- Purple and Yellow (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, Yellow cap Qianshan Leader (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 v1 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 126 10/111.00
6 55/2F1F- Purple and Light Blue diabolo, Light Blue sleeves, Purple cap Lamboro Lad (IRE) 242
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-1 pt P Bowen T J O'Brien 123 7/18.00
7 P/13P3F- Maroon, Grey diamond Top Smart 48
Nag me
7 11-1 J W Mullins Ryan Mahon (3) 123 5/23.50
8 P/5643P- Black and pink (quartered), maroon sleeves and cap Sarando 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 pt P R Webber L Treadwell 123 14/115.00
9 1P00/24- WHITE, BLACK diamond, DARK BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK cap Palace Jester 26
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-12 t D Pipe C O'Farrell 120 4/15.00
Non runners
15F604F-Problema Tic (FR)711-12D PipeKieron Edgar134
213P/44F-Mr Gardner (IRE)1011-9P GundryNick Scholfield131
5155642-Prophete de Guye (FR)1011-3H J EvansFelix de Giles125

Verdict

Problema Tic is eased in grade after finishing fourth at Aintree and falling in the Scottish Grand National. He has ability and should be a factor here with a clear round but we're inclined to take a chance on the fitness of Paul Nicholls' MR HUDSON. He's had a year off but is unlikely to arrive here undercooked and there is still plenty to work with for the former champion trainer. Palace Jester is still unexposed over fences but has become a little disappointing while Mr Gardner, Qianshan Leader, Top Smart and Sarando have a bit to prove at present. Prophete de Guye wins in his turn but usually at a lower level than this.