Exeter

  • 14:20 Betfred 1350 Shops Nationwide Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.70s
  • Off time: 14:20:49
14:20 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jump City (FR) 4/9
2nd Hayjack 9/1
3rd Well Regarded (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2R/525-1 WHITE, DARK BLUE sash, hooped sleeves, WHITE cap Well Regarded (IRE) 13
6 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle S Thomas 12/113.00
2 YELLOW, BLACK chevron, check cap Big Easy (GER) 184
4 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/18.00
3 2105/30- Red, Emerald Green disc, Emerald Green sleeves, Red stars Bubbly Bruce (IRE) 322
7 10-12 F O'Brien N D Fehily 16/117.00
4 68- White, red star, sleeves and cap Gleann Eagas (IRE) 263
4 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 66/167.00
5 512- Orange and royal blue diabolo, orange sleeves, royal blue cap Hayjack 239
Distance Winner
6 10-12 C E Longsdon Felix de Giles 9/110.00
6 44- Red, White inverted triangle, hooped sleeves and cap Hollow Blue Sky (FR) 223
4 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 12/113.00
7 2- PINK and BLACK stripes, diabolo on sleeves Jump City (FR) 255
5 10-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 4/91.44
8 952360/ Cerise, Gold sleeves, Mauve cap Latin Scholar (IRE) 690
6 10-12 W G M Turner Mr W Potter (7)(ex1) 95 100/1101.00
9 White, black cap Mirific (FR) 826
5 10-12 T Symonds Paul Moloney 50/151.00
10 ROYAL BLUE, RED Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap My Mate Vinnie (IRE)
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon 100/1101.00
11 28- Black, White chevron and sleeves Rody (FR) 496
Beaten Favourite
6 10-12 T R George L Heard 66/167.00
12 133- LIGHT BLUE, WHITE spots, armlets and cap Sarenice (FR) 428
5 10-12 J D Frost Hadden Frost 80/181.00
13 Violet Sharpshooter (IRE)
4 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill D Elsworth 80/181.00
14 5045- Light Blue, Purple hoop, Yellow cap Champagne Rosie 210
5 10-5 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 100/1101.00
15 3245/ Orange, Grey cross belts Mabel Tasman 571
5 10-5 N P Mulholland D C Costello 100/1101.00

Verdict

JUMP CITY ran the 147-rated Smad Place to just over two lengths on his hurdling debut at Wincanton in February. That was a cracking first effort by the French Flat winner and he can notch a quick double for the Nicholls team. Well Regarded made a successful start over hurdles at Fontwell last month and can carry his penalty into a place, while it would be no surprise to see a big run from Hollow Blue Sky with the Twiston-Davies stable in terrific form. Hayjack had some decent bumper form to his name last season and may prove the pick of the remainder, while newcomers Big Easy and My Mate Vinnie could be worth noting for future reference.