• 17:55 David James Foundation 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Soft (Soft G/S in places)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 34.40s
  • Off time: 17:55:44
17:55 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Princely Player (IRE) 11/10
2nd King Edmund 7/2
3rd Curtain Razer (IRE) 2/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2412- EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Princely Player (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
5 11-5 P J Hobbs R Johnson 129 11/102.10
2 235/70- Black and White stripes, hooped sleeves, White cap Arctic Gunner 55
8 10-12 t1 G Deacon Jimmy McCarthy 40/141.00
3 11/274F- RED, WHITE cross belts, hooped sleeves and star on cap Curtain Razer (IRE) 17
6 10-12 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 125 2/13.00
4 778- Black, orange chevron, halved sleeves, orange cap Fitandproperjob 24
6 10-12 B G Powell Brendan Powell (5) 25/126.00
5 00- Red and White check, White cap Hurricane Henry (IRE) 21
5 10-12 v1 Miss E C Lavelle Conor Quish (10) 40/141.00
6 F/2F904- Mauve, Black chevron, chevrons on sleeves, Mauve cap Kilderry Dean (IRE) 63
5 10-12 J D Frost Hadden Frost 98 66/167.00
7 241605- White, red sleeves, white and red check cap King Edmund 53
9 10-12 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (3) 126 7/24.50
8 NAVY BLUE, GREEN sash, CERISE cap Whenindoubtdoit (IRE)
5 10-12 p1 D W P Arbuthnot A Thornton 20/121.00
Non runners
93414P3-Knight Blaze510-5D BraceNon Runner80


PRINCELY PLAYER won at Taunton and only found the promising Black Thunder too strong under a penalty at Chepstow. He handled soft ground well enough that day and can return to winning ways here at the chief expense of Black Thunder's stablemate Curtain Razer. The six-year-old hasn't progressed from a debut second over 2m6f here in November and may be in need of a confidence-booster after falling at Bangor last time. King Edmond is a useful chaser but has yet to win in eight starts over timber and may have to settle for a place again here.