Exeter

  • 14:20 Bathwick Tyres Taunton Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 54.60s
  • Off time: 14:20:38
14:20 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Numen (IRE) 11/4
2nd Shallow Bay 2/1
3rd Quix 22/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 80/6- Royal Blue, large Red spots, Royal Blue sleeves, Red stars, Royal Blue cap, Red star Alarming Alacrity (IRE) 380
5 10-12 Evan Williams S W Flanagan 33/134.00
2 Dark Blue, Light Blue inverted triangle and armlets, check cap All Guns Firing (IRE) 59
5 10-12 J Scott Matt Griffiths (5) 25/126.00
3 68-6461 Grey, red disc, hooped sleeves, red cap Numen (IRE) 50
7 10-12 Lucy Jones A P McCoy 117 11/43.75
4 380- Yellow, Black hoops, halved sleeves, Yellow cap Quix 245
5 10-12 R H Buckler A Glassonbury 22/123.00
5 Crimson, Silver braid Shallow Bay 20
4 10-12 t1 D Pipe T Scudamore 2/13.00
6 Orange, Maroon sash Abbi Jicaro 720
4 10-5 Mrs A M Thorpe Donal Fahy 50/151.00
7 95-43 Yellow, Green striped sleeves, Yellow cap Tinagenic (FR) 127
5 10-5 t J W Mullins D E Mullins (3) 20/121.00
8 Pink, light blue diamond and sleeves Tweedledrum 106
4 10-5 T Symonds D F O'Regan 15/82.88
9 P Dark Blue, Red star, Dark Blue cap, White star Zaftil (IRE) 46
5 10-5 H S Howe Philip Prince (7) 125/1126.00

Verdict

Flat winner NUMEN had 10 attempts to get off the mark over hurdles in Ireland but could only manage three places. However, he scored easily over fences for Lucy Jones at Hereford in August and, with A P McCoy doing the steering today, is fancied to follow up over the smaller obstacles here. Rookie trainer Tom Symonds, a former assistant to Nicky Henderson and James Fanshawe, saddles Flat winner Tweedledrum and she is potentially the most interesting of the newcomers.