Exeter

  • 13:50 thebishopjohn.co.uk 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 5f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 37.00s
  • Off time: 13:50:42
13:50 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Atlantic Roller (IRE) 11/8
2nd Gas Line Boy (IRE) 7/4
3rd Billy No Name (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F1-1 Red, yellow hoops, yellow and red diabolo on sleeves, yellow cap, red spots Gas Line Boy (IRE) 19
Distance Winner
6 11-4 h P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/42.75
2 52 Maroon, beige star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Alberobello (IRE) 14
Beaten Favourite
4 10-12 J Scott Nick Scholfield 7/18.00
3 2-2 RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Atlantic Roller (IRE) 182
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh 11/82.38
4 633-4 ROYAL BLUE, PINK star on body and cap, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, PINK stars Billy No Name (IRE) 19
4 10-12 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 115 14/115.00
5 PSP/0 White, emerald green disc and armlets, red cap Castleboy Warrior (IRE) 182
6 10-12 Mrs L J Young A Glassonbury 250/1251.00
6 51/3-5 Yellow, Grey sleeves De La Bech 24
5 10-12 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 20/121.00
7 1- DARK GREEN, YELLOW sash, halved sleeves, quartered cap Salmanazar 254
4 10-12 A King R Thornton 12/113.00
8 2- Black, Black and Pink check cap The Potting Shed (IRE) 205
5 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle D C Costello 20/121.00

Verdict

GAS LINE BOY made a winning start under Rules at Wincanton and he'll have no problems with the easier surface here. Philip Hobbs' six-year-old can confirm that running with fourth Billy No Name and double up at the main expense of Alberobello, who only found one too good over 3m here two weeks ago. Atlantic Roller had decent form in bumpers last season and should be winning soon while Salmanazar won in that sphere at Towcester in February and is another with plenty of scope. They are preferred to former pointer The Potting Shed.