• 14:40 Bathwick Tyres Taunton Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good (Hurdles: Good to Soft, Soft in palces)
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 9.80s
  • Off time: 14:41:07
14:40 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Rebel Du Maquis (FR) Evs
2nd Robo (FR) 12/1
3rd Strategic Approach (IRE) 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 13-848D Pink, Purple epaulets, striped sleeves, Purple and pink hooped cap Tayarat (IRE) 30
Course and Distance Winner
4 11-12 vt Evan Williams Paul Moloney 114 16/117.00
2 2- White, Purple hooped sleeves and cap Adeus Ayrton (IRE) 412
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 P J Hobbs R Flint (3) 7/18.00
3 P2 Yellow, Maroon seams, Yellow cap Bankers Bonus (IRE) 149
4 10-12 M Hill B Wharfe (3) 66/167.00
4 99- Brown, Yellow stars, Brown sleeves, Yellow cap Cardinal James (IRE) 237
5 10-12 Miss Tor Sturgis A Thornton 50/151.00
5 43/70-09 ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Cricket Boy 12
5 10-12 b1 D Pipe Timmy Murphy 50/151.00
6 6422 Grey and Red (quartered), Grey sleeves, Red cap Holden Caulfield (IRE) 77
4 10-12 N G Ayliffe R Greene 103 14/115.00
7 509- Dark Blue, Yellow cross belts, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow stars, Dark Blue cap, Yellow star Kauto The Roc (FR) 234
5 10-12 A King R Thornton 66/167.00
8 0 EMERALD GREEN, ORANGE HOOPS, Emerald Green cap, white star Kilshannig (IRE) 10
4 10-12 t Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (5) 50/151.00
9 47- Emerald green, orange hoops, white cap Know Your Place 190
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 25/126.00
10 70/ Light Green, Dark Green spots, Light Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Light Green spots Lord Raspberry 636
5 10-12 P J Hobbs Giles Hawkins (10) 50/151.00
11 63P-7 BEIGE and EMERALD GREEN check, BEIGE sleeves Over The Hill 23
5 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 40/141.00
13 22-2 DARK BLUE, PINK epaulets and star on cap Rebel Du Maquis (FR) 160
4 10-12 P F Nicholls R Walsh Evs2.00
14 47-0 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Robo (FR) 157
4 10-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 12/113.00
15 6-9 Black, Grey seams, armlets and cap Shadow Wood (IRE) 9
5 10-12 N J Hawke Donal Fahy (3) 100/1101.00
16 31/FF- BLACK and WHITE check, YELLOW sleeves, BLACK and WHITE quartered cap Strategic Approach (IRE) 335
Distance Winner
7 10-12 W Greatrex N D Fehily 5/16.00
17 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Superius (IRE) 366
4 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle Jack Doyle 9/110.00
Non runners
123-Parazar (FR)410-12O SherwoodL P Aspell
1835/Zaif (IRE)610-12D J S Ffrench DavisM Bradburne


An intriguing race where ADEUS AYRTON is just preferred to Rebel du Maquis, while others have claims. Philip Hobbs has his runners in great shape as the season is really about to get going, and Adeus Ayrton looks a nice sort to have on his side for the winter. The five-year-old gelding had a bumper run just over a year ago but has not seen the racecourse since. Good ground ought to suit and his trainer will surely have him fully fit after whatever has ailed him and ready to jump a hurdle here, and we will chance him. Rebel du Marquis will be plenty short enough, coming from the champion's yard, and having already been runner-up in three races in his native France. He has to prove himself on the ground but is likely to prove a formidable opponent. Tayarat has to give a stone away all around after a couple of wins over timber, including on fast ground at Plumpton last time. He doesn't get those preferred conditions here and looks vulnerable under so much weight. Superius was rated 98 on the flat when last seen in Ireland, around a year ago. He will appreciate this stiff test of stamina and the decent ground and is well worth a market check to see what confidence there is after his absence. Kauto The Roc showed little in bumpers but could well improve now tried over obstacles, while the same applies to Know Your Place, who is related to hurdle winners from 2m up to 2m 6f. Over The Hill made too many jumping errors on his debut at Market Rasen, but will be interesting if doing that better this time, although we will side with Adeus Ayrton.