• 16:00 Racing UK Novices' Hurdle2m 7f 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 31.80s
  • Off time: 16:00:08
16:00 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Capote (IRE) Evs


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 11 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Capote (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
6 11-9 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) Evs2.00
2 3U15/P1 WHITE, ROYAL BLUE triple diamond, ROYAL BLUE cap Saint Breiz (FR) 17
Distance Winner
8 11-9 C J Gray Robert Hawker (7) 117 16/117.00
4 22- RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Chinatown Boy (IRE) 311
6 11-3 P F Nicholls D A Jacob Evs2.00
Non runners
323-514Walk On Al (IRE)611-9D SkeltonNon Runner129


CAPOTE floored the odds laid on I Need Gold at Catterick on his hurdling debut and looks a promising stayer. Maurice Linehan's claim almost wipes out his penalty and he may have too much for Southwell scorer Walk On Al, though the latter will find this easier than the Grade 2 he contested at Doncaster last time. Ex-pointer Chinatown Boy makes his debut under Rules for Paul Nicholls and can't be ignored but this may be too tough for Wincanton winner Saint Breiz, though the longer trip shouldn't be a problem.