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Race 1 Exeter 12:-25 Handicap Hurdle (Class 5) 18f

365365273 Rectory Oak
Hit the frame on both starts in bumpers. Yet to better modest form over hurdles but strikes as one who should do better now handicapping. High on the list.
11-8Jack TudorColin Tizzardlocked2.25/14/178
365365311 Gaot
Runner-up in 2 of her 3 handicaps, the latter an 18-runner event over 17f here a month. Another prominent showing is on the cards.
11-12Lorcan MurtaghHarry Frylocked3/12.5/117
365365242 Voyburg
Unexposed sort who was third on his 20.5f Huntingdon handicap debut 24 days ago. Enters calculations.
11-9Chester WilliamsKim Baileylocked5.5/15/19
3653652010 That Ole Chestnut
Poor form but has been placed in 2m handicaps at Newton Abbot and Uttoxeter this autumn. Return to this slightly longer trip is in his favour.
10-10Lorcan WilliamsJeremy Scottlocked8/15.5/131
3653652124 The Wire Flyer
Off the mark in 2m Ffos Las conditionals' handicap hurdle in February. Posted a couple of respectable efforts when last seen in the spring but peak fitness has to be taken on trust after 7 months off.
11-8Fergus GregoryJohn Flintlocked10/114/140
365365886 Secret Potion
First win in Britain in 2m Warwick handicap in May but hasn't built on that. Has left Paul Nicholls since finishing second in a Newton Abbot seller in September. Remains 2 lb above that winning mark.
11-7Ben Ffrench DavisChris Downlocked14/133/1136
36536519612 Miss Harriett
Still without a win. Did post a couple of placed efforts in the spring but off since a poor run at Worcester in May. Has had wind surgery since then.
10-5Mr Joshua NewmanPolly Gundrylocked16/116/10
3653652111 Templier
Won over fences in 2019. Runner-up in Worcester handicap hurdle 3 weeks ago but he was beaten 16 lengths. More will be needed.
10-7Finn LambertKatie Stephenslocked16/116/10
365365218 Avithos
Veteran mare who won twice over 3m+ at the start of the year but was pulled up on her Worcester reappearance 3 weeks ago. Blinkers back on.
10-13Fergus GillardMark Gillardlocked20/140/1100
3653651125 The Cilleens
Lightly-raced maiden hurdler in Ireland. Has had wind surgery ahead of this stable debut. Best watched unless the betting suggests otherwise.
11-8 Ben GodfreyJimmy Frostlocked22/166/1200
365365237 Airton
Landed a gamble off at Uttoxeter (23f) for David Pipe last autumn but has offered little in 2 outings for this trainer 7 months apart.
11-2Miss Thomasina Sam Holdsworthlocked66/180/121
There are 11 runners in this race.

Race 2 Exeter 15:15 Handicap Chase (Class 3) 31f

365365387 Young Offender
Ex-pointer who left chasing exploits behind when making a successful chasing debut at Chepstow last time, forging clear in the style of one who will be well suited by this longer trip. Strong claims.
11-9Ciaran GethingsStuart Edmundslocked6/16/10
365365266 Dancing Shadow
Unreliable type who has failed to get his head in front since 2017. Has returned with a couple of solid placed efforts, though, and he's a thorough stayer.
11-9Alan JohnsVictor Dartnalllocked7.5/110/133
365365312 Poppa Poutine
Dual hurdle winner last term, signing off with 25f Catterick handicap win in March. Showed aptitude when fourth at this course on chasing debut but inexperience could catch him out in this big field.
11-12Sam Twiston-DaviesNigel locked8.5/16.5/124
3653652316 Storm Force Ben
Good type physically who returned to form when second to Normandy Soldier at this course on seasonal/chasing debut. Could build on that and is likely to get the longer trip.
10-4Tom O'BrienPhilip Hobbslocked9/16.5/128
365365308 On Call
Has relished the switch to chasing this season, making it two from two in this discipline when again making all at Chepstow a month ago. Another bold showing is on the cards.
11-5Conor RingGrace Harrislocked10/110/10
365365315 Snuff Box
Landed a veterans' event at Haydock on final outings last season but was let down by jumping at this course on reappearance. Likely to find a race of this nature too competitive.
11-10Charlie DeutschVenetia Williamslocked11/114/127
3653652315 Normandy Soldier
Fairly useful hurdles winner who matched that form for the first time in this sphere when landing a 3m handicap here course last time. Had nothing to spare, though, and he's uncertain to back it up.
10-7 Ben GodfreyRichard locked11/17.5/132
365365311 Django Django
Proved disappointing last season but he's become well treated as a result and there was a bit more encouragement in his reappearances at this course. Up in trip with cheekpieces back on.
11-12Jonjo O'Neill JrJonjo O'Neilllocked14/112/114
3653651864 Aaron Lad
Back on track when third of 9 in 29f handicap chase at Cartmel in May. Needs to hit the ground running on his return, though.
11-10Lee EdwardsDr Richard Newlandlocked16/128/175
3653654710 Montanna
Hurdles winner who made it took his chase tally to 3 at Sedgefield in August and backed it up with a creditable third at the same course 47 days ago. Should give another good account.
11-3James BowenPeter Bowenlocked16/120/125
365365263 Gwencily Berbas
Winless run stretches fifteen runs back to 2017 and, while his 3 efforts this term have been at least respectable, it's hard to imagine his jumping will hold up in such a competitive event.
11-11Tom ScudamoreDavid Pipelocked20/128/140
3653651813 Uallrightharry
Fair chaser who made a pleasing return when second in a small field at Plumpton 18 days ago. Might struggle in this better calibre of race, though.
10-8James BestJohn Best & Karen locked20/120/10
3653653211 The Late Legend
Five-time chase winner last term who has had a couple of spins over hurdles this term and should be well served by a return to this sphere. Others look better treated, though.
10-13Mr Luke ScottTom Westonlocked20/116/120
3653651217 Good Man Vinnie
One-time fairly useful chaser (off over 3 years prior to this season's return) and showed he retains some ability when runner-up at Uttoxeter back in this sphere last time. Might not build on that.
10-3Nick ScholfieldPaul Hendersonlocked20/125/125
3653652814 Monty Guiry
Irish point winner who scored on hurdles bow at Warwick (25f) in May. Not disgraced under a penalty but has something to prove following 3 uninspiring outings over fences.
10-8Jack TudorChristian Williamslocked22/122/10
3653652679 Putdecashonthedash
Scored in the mud at Taunton in February and backed it up with a respectable third at Wincanton. This is a tricky assignment on reappearance, though.
11-4Tom BellamyKeiran Burkelocked25/125/10
3653653012 Dark Flame
Useful chaser at his best but not the force of old and looked rusty at Chepstow on reappearance, so others are more appealing.
10-11Tabitha WorsleyRichard Rowelocked33/133/10
There are 17 runners in this race.

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