Exeter

  • 14:00 Bathwick Tyres 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 10.55s
  • Off time: 14:00:48
14:00 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Many Clouds (IRE) 2/1
2nd Just A Par (IRE) 7/5
3rd Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 66/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 211 DARK GREEN, WHITE chevron, LIGHT GREEN sleeves, DARK GREEN and WHITE check cap Just A Par (IRE) 96
6 11-11 P F Nicholls D A Jacob 7/52.40
2 2311 Dark Green, White chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, White star Kilmurvy (IRE) 42
Distance Winner
5 11-11 J Scott Nick Scholfield 4/15.00
3 190-212 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Many Clouds (IRE) 29
Distance Winner
6 11-11 O Sherwood L P Aspell 130 2/13.00
4 2419/1 Dark blue, beige seams, beige and dark blue hooped sleeves and cap Midnight Prayer 56
Course Winner
8 11-11 A King R Thornton 8/19.00
5 746 Purple, yellow star, hooped sleeves Bredon Hill Lad 26
6 11-4 Mrs S Gardner S Thomas 200/1201.00
6 8547 Maroon and Yellow stripes, Maroon sleeves, Yellow armlets, Maroon cap Buckhorn Tom 42
5 11-4 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 80/181.00
8 P-42147 Light green, white stars, royal blue sleeves, light green stars, light green cap, royal blue star Darkestbeforedawn (IRE) 34
6 11-4 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham (3) 66/167.00
9 4-37 White, Grey spots, White cap Fix It Right (IRE) 43
5 11-4 Miss E C Lavelle D Elsworth 25/126.00
11 77-5 Yellow, Red star, armlets and star on cap Moorlands Mist 30
6 11-4 J Scott Matt Griffiths (3) 66/167.00
12 4-2 Grey Mount Gunnery 70
5 11-4 R Walford Aidan Coleman 22/123.00
13 0- Yellow, Dark Brown hoop, quartered cap Newmans Boy 471
6 11-4 h N P Mulholland D C Costello 200/1201.00
14 523P-0 YELLOW, BLACK disc and sleeves Palfrey Boy 40
7 11-4 J Scott L Heard 200/1201.00
15 437 White, purple chevron, pink sleeves, purple cap Stage King 16
7 11-4 W Greatrex Wayne Hutchinson 33/134.00
16 7 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Tokyo Javilex (FR) 37
6 11-4 N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 200/1201.00
17 18-68 Dark green, beige cross belts and sleeves, beige and dark green striped cap Tolkeins Tango (IRE) 40
5 11-4 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 40/141.00
Non runners
71-PCatching On (IRE)511-4Jonjo O'NeillA P McCoy
103000Larks Wing (IRE)511-4Mrs Caroline KeevilJames Best
1899Upton Wood711-4C J DownJ M Davies

Verdict

JUST A PAR won between the flags in October and made a winning debut over hurdles at Punchestown for Tom Nagle. He changed hands for a tidy sum afterwards and can make a successful start for Paul Nicholls at the main expense of Kilmurvy, a winner at Taunton in December having shown up well in bumpers previously. Ascot scorer Many Clouds also warrants respect as he was trying to give 10lb to the useful Up And Go at Wetherby last month but Midnight Prayer is upped in grade after beating Ugly Bug by a length-and-a-quarter at Hereford in December, though the runner-up has franked the form since. Stage King and Tolkeins Tango are worth noting for future reference and Catching On is another with scope.