• 16:30 Exeter Inn At Topsham Novices' Hunters' Chase3m

  • Winner £937 2nd £291 3rd £145 4th £73
  • Going: Good (Good to Firm in back straight)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 10.80s
  • Off time: 16:30:41
16:30 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Blackstaff (IRE) 4/1
2nd Oca De Thaix (FR) 6/5
3rd Louis Pasteur (IRE) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 242111 White, Red seams, Black sleeves, Red seams, Black cap Oca De Thaix (FR) 12
Distance Winner
9 12-4 W K Goldsworthy Miss Charlotte Evans (7) 116 6/52.20
2 863-421 Yellow, black chevron, black and yellow check sleeves Louis Pasteur (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
6 12-0 Nick Mitchell Mr R G Henderson (5) 105 4/15.00
3 6-2P112 Yellow, Red cross belts, Yellow and Purple hooped sleeves What Of It (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
8 12-0 T R George Mr T Edwards (5) 106 8/19.00
4 123-111 ORANGE, BLACK star and star on cap Blackstaff (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
6 11-10 Mrs J Williams Lizzie Kelly (7) 4/15.00
5 2413-28 Light blue, purple star and armlets, white cap Brook Castle (IRE) 31
Distance Winner
9 11-10 p Mrs J Dennis Mr J Guerriero 82 25/126.00
6 327661 Dark blue, yellow hoop, yellow sleeves, dark blue spots, yellow cap King Of The Road 23
9 11-10 Mrs J Ackner Mr Matthew Hampton (7) 50/151.00
7 412-330 Royal Blue, Red and Royal Blue hooped sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue spots Thirtytwo Red (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
10 11-10 R J Alford Mr W Biddick 85 20/121.00
9 2-1331F Dark Blue, Royal Blue diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Princesse De Rome 16
Distance Winner
7 11-3 t1 R Scrine Nick Williams 28/129.00
Non runners
83-11151Vintage Class (IRE)811-10Michael MillerMr M G Miller73


Only a neck separated What Of It and Louis Pasteur when they finished first and second respectively at Leicester in February. The latter has since gone on to win at Newton Abbot but the former found OCA DE THAIX too good at Ffos Las and that could be the case again today. Keith Goldsworthy's charge followed up that win with a comfortable victory at Chepstow and looks capable of landing a four-timer. Blackstaff has won four point-to-points and makes his debut over regulation fences after a year's absence, while Vintage Class has been in winning form between the flags but was unplaced in three previous starts in chases.