Exeter

  • 13:20 Christmas Parties Here At Exeter Racecourse Novices' Hurdle2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £2,602 2nd £764 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.90s
  • Off time: 13:22:27
13:20 Exeter Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Highland Valley (IRE) 5/1
2nd Daring Origyn (FR) 9/4
3rd Simply Wings (IRE) 6/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 6/722F-4 Dark Blue, Yellow stripe, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue armlets and star on Yellow cap Daring Origyn (FR) 17
Course Winner
5 10-12 t1 R Lee Jake Greenall (7) 117 9/43.25
2 07 Royal blue, yellow hoop, yellow and royal blue chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap El Diego (IRE) 16
6 10-12 Jamie Snowden D Bass (5) 66/167.00
3 1- White and Red check, Red sleeves, White armlets, Yellow cap Highland Valley (IRE) 278
5 10-12 Miss E C Lavelle S Thomas 5/16.00
4 5P0- Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap History Lesson 246
4 10-12 A E Jones Christian Williams 28/129.00
5 6/8F- Purple, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine Master Alfredo 270
6 10-12 Mrs S Nock Sam Twiston-Davies (3) 66/167.00
6 P409/ Black, White cross belts, Yellow sleeves, Black spots and spots on cap One And All (IRE) 599
7 10-12 N J Hawke D R Dennis 100 80/181.00
7 0-0 Terracotta, Black diamond on body and cap Rabbitkettle Lake (IRE) 176
6 10-12 M Blanshard Gerard Tumelty 150/1151.00
8 352- Light Green, Yellow epaulets and sleeves Shrewd Investment 210
4 10-12 A King Charlie Huxley (3) 9/110.00
9 S6/3424- Royal Blue, Rust and White striped sleeves, Black cap Simply Wings (IRE) 229
6 10-12 R Lee R Johnson 112 6/17.00
10 21-6 Black, red hollow box Sir Mattie (IRE) 17
5 10-12 p1 D A Rees Paul Moloney 28/129.00
11 331-4 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Skipper Robin (FR) 44
4 10-12 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 8/19.00
12 1- Yellow, Red star, Light Green sleeves, Red stars, Yellow cap, Red star That'lldoboy (FR) 233
4 10-12 P F Nicholls N D Fehily 7/24.50
13 White and Light Green check, White sleeves, hooped cap Waldsee (GER) 14
5 10-12 S Curran A Freeman (7) 100/1101.00

Verdict

It is difficult to choose between Richard Lee's two runners but neither Daring Origyn nor Simply Wings seem likely to be good enough to land the opener with a better bet looking to be HIGHLAND VALLEY. Emma Lavelle's gelding won his only start so far in a Wincanton bumper in good fashion in February and he can follow up here on his hurdling debut. The Paul Nicholls-trained That'lldoboy won his only outing in a point-to-point and has to be considered on his rules debut, while Alan King's Shrewd Investment has shown gradual improvement in his three outings in bumpers and now makes his first appearance over timber. Anything trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies has to be respected and Perth bumper winner Skipper Robin, who made an encouraging first outing over hurdles at Market Rasen recently, is no exception.