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The exciting staying novice chaser Harry Topper continued his upward progression at Exeter on Sunday afternoon when running out a comfortable winner of the Bathwick Tyres Taunton Graduation Chase. ... ...read more

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EXETER

Perched on top of Haldon Hill, Exeter is five miles beyond the end of the southbound M5 on the A38 to Plymouth. The track is well signposted. A free bus service operates on racedays from Exeter Bus Station and Exeter St David’s Railway Station.   

There is national hunt racing at Exeter between October and May with the Jockey Club course’s feature event, the Haldon Gold Cup, staged in November. This is very much a race for the up-and-coming chaser as top novices from the previous season usually get plenty of weight from more established chasers. It is a race that Paul Nicholls has targeted in the past, though Philip Hobbs also aims his big guns at this nice prize and it is usually safe to disregard anything with a chase rating of less than 150. Azertyuiop, Best Mate and Edredon Blue are all past winners but do not be in a rush to take a short price about a favourite. While nothing bigger than a 10/1 has won in this century, no odds-on shot has been successful either in what is usually a small field.


Evan Williams’ hurdlers and Paul Nicholls and Alan King’s chasers are all worthy of blanket support on this right-handed, undulating circuit which is very stiff in nature, particularly when the ground is riding soft in the depths of winter. On a more selective scale, Victor Dartnall, Nigel Twiston-Davies, Kim Bailey and Emma Lavelle’s runners have a decent strike rate and are likely to offer better value.

Tuesday 9th May Results
Time Winner Racecard
5.45 Brahms De Clermont 4/9 View Result
6.15 Foxy Act 20/1 View Result
6.45 Doctor Look Here 5/1 View Result
7.15 Tempestatefloresco 7/4 View Result
7.45 Mountain Cliche 7/2 View Result
8.15 Equus Amadeus 5/2 View Result
Wednesday 26th April Results
Time Winner Racecard
4.50 Thundering Home 12/1 View Result
5.25 Stealing Mix 1/2 View Result
6.00 Captain Buck's 7/4 View Result
6.35 Mount Vesuvius 12/1 View Result
7.05 Wonga Swinger 13/8 View Result
7.40 Sword Of Fate 5/1 View Result
8.10 Jaunty Flyer 11/4 View Result
Tuesday 18th April Results
Time Winner Racecard
5.10 Rouge Devils 1/6 View Result
5.40 San Satiro  View Result
6.10 Only Gorgeous 11/8 View Result
6.40 Seven Kingdoms 2/1 View Result
7.10 Ashoka 2/5 View Result
7.40 Trevisani 1/7 View Result
Tuesday 11th April Results
Time Winner Racecard
2.20 Gambol 3/1 View Result
2.50 Free Stone Hill 16/1 View Result
3.20 Meldrum Lad 9/4 View Result
3.50 Only Gorgeous 7/2 View Result
4.20 Ultimate Dream 9/2 View Result
4.50 Tactical Manoeuvre 14/1 View Result
5.20 Treackle Tart 12/1 View Result
5.50 Mr Satco 5/1 View Result


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