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After a poor day on Wednesday, it was nice to bounce back with my only selection of the day winning on Thursday. Jack Tudor gave him a beautiful ride, and the horse obliged with a cracking round of jumping.

Exeter 3:50

Just the one selection again from me today, coming in the big race of the day at Exeter, the Devon National Handicap Chase. This race always catches my attention, and I think a lot of that is down to the old boy Dawson City, who has made several appearances in this race, winning two along the way. He makes a return to Exeter in attempt to win it for the third time, if he does, it would be pretty disappointing as he is now a 13yo, and there are surely better handicapped horses than him. A horse who might fly under the radar, but certainly hasn't gone under mine is, WHO'S IN THE BOX. This 8yo trained by Nick Kent is unexposed at the marathon trips, and if his last run in the middle of January is anything to go by for future races in the National's, then he is a real dark horse in this race.

He ran a blinder at Catterick in the North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap, where he finished 3rd. The winner that day put in a strong staying performance and looks like a horse who could win again off his revised mark, and the second is just an ultra consistent horse, who will always find it tough in races like this as he is often the class horse in the race, which means he'll carry close to top weight. The selection definitely stayed the trip, but he would've probably wanted the ground slightly more testing, as his best form has come on ground which is soft. Today, he gets testing conditions, and when you combine that with a low weight, and a horse who gets the trip well, you've got yourself a good combination.

This trip and even further looks perfect for him, as his Market Rasen run would suggest. The way he powered through the line over 3m 3f on soft ground suggested this kind of race would be right up his street. He was tapped for speed, but the manner in which he hit the line was eye-catching, even though he was convincingly beaten by 15L. He finished one place behind The Late Legend, who races today, but with an extra few yards, he would've flown past him, so I can envisage the form being reversed between those two.

As for the horses towards the top of the market. Samuel Jackson won this race last year off the same mark, so has to be respected. Wayfinder doesn't look a likely stayer in my opinion, and is much shorter than he should be. Snuff Box looks the one to beat with the penalty he carries being taken away by the 7lb claimer, but the quick turnaround is worrying if you're a backer of him. I think the horse who could run well is Classic Ben. That horse was running a nice race at this track before falling. That was over a shorter trip, so has to prove his stamina, but he looks a player.

Related Topics: Racing Tips Exeter
12:29 Fontwell - Race: 1
Distance: 2m 5f 164y
Type: Hurdle
Class: 4
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
2
Famous Function
426-3

3
Fit For Flight
6

1
Densworth
0-

12:46 Uttoxeter - Race: 1
Distance: 2m 4f
Type: Chase
Class: 3
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
2
Famous Function
426-3

3
Fit For Flight
6

1
Densworth
0-

12:55 Punchestown - Race: 1
Distance: 2m
Type: Hurdle
Class:
Track: Turf
No
Silks
Runner
Odds
2
Beyond Ambitious
2/62-1

19
Mitiva
1-3

17
Galactica

7
Return To Base
8/

3
Country Queen

4
Dalgan Park

6
Lizlucky
45/2196-

10
Shona Mea

1
Be A Lucky Lady
5/6000-4

16
Delta Lodge

18
Ghumama
7F-9

13
Via Rosa
22U0P-4

9
Shesdoenwell
45-

11
Sleetansnow

12
Stealing Kisses
0

15
Cloudy Fountain

8
Sagebelle
8

14
Chinook
0-6

5
Leviosa
8-5

26 Comments
  1. elvis parsley 3 months ago

    Grand mogul 1-35 Exeter 5-2

    Henderson horse has won 3 races all after long breaks, holds moroder on his last win, other 2 have run more recently and should be bigger dangers..

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  2. jwpepper 3 months ago

    E 1520 Dynamite Kentucky Top 3 W 1745 Midgetonamission Top 3 W 1815 Tommy Taylor Top 3 6.5/1
    Adding L 1605 Aurella Gold Top 3 14/1 with sky
    sky doing money back if second or third in the 1400 at Meydan

    1
  3. ew thief 3 months ago

    Morning all well done winners yesterday
    Largo bay 2.20l 14-1
    Seven springs 2.55l 10-1
    Last quarter 3.20e 10-1
    Volcano 3.50e 14-1
    Summereyes 4.05l 9-1
    Divine messenger 4.40l 15-2
    Mr Mac 5.10l 17-2
    Ew singles & ew super hienz ☘️☘️Gl all

    6
  4. azzthewigan 3 months ago

    Bellatrixsa 1.00 coolvalla 1.20 well done all winners yesterday

  5. azzthewigan 3 months ago

    volcano 3.50 ew

  6. spurs55 3 months ago

    See my number 3 started the day again!!

    Nice 14-1

    1
  7. spurs55 3 months ago

    Thanks a million ewt

    Just copy you from now on!!

    1
    • ew thief 3 months ago

      And we’re off 🤣🤣

      2
  8. spurs55 3 months ago

    bloody fantastic mate my number 3 and now yours
    😁😁😁
    can’t wait or is it downhill now

    1
  9. spurs55 3 months ago

    got it anyhow with my scatter betting

    W
    5. Jaas Yard
    16/1

    4
    • recoba 3 months ago

      Spurs I’m going take a leave out your tree here as I’ve said for ages while watching the amount of times 7 lands at these tracks and in Stateside live can be crazy?
      Seems to be the perfect stall to come wide with a flying run in the straight.

      75 Trixie on the NO:7 horses

      Laurel Park -R1
      Gulfstream-R1
      Aguaduct-R1.

      GL all

      1
    • recoba 3 months ago

      *75p Trixie

      Fir fun basically and I’ve checked the form it’s not totally blind so we will see.

      Q 3x nowhere’s !!

  10. recoba 3 months ago

    Just in and seen Royal Fleet squeak home Scabbard…4.55. Meydan 5/2. Bet365 boost

    🇺🇸
    Gulfstream-R7… Flipping Fish 5/1

    GL all n well done the winners today

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    • recoba 3 months ago

      Gulfstream-R3…Simply the Best 5/2

      An that’ll do till Stateside Live comes on,I’ll have a watch and try get some winners!

      GL rest of night with your bets and well done any winners

      1
    • recoba 3 months ago

      To late Ortiz Jnr with a run although favourite was flying.

      Aquaduct -R3..Timed Out. 5/2.

  11. elvis parsley 3 months ago

    Lucky last at meydan.
    Bright start 4-1 win.
    Evens top 3 finish.
    Cmon Frankie 🏇

    • elvis parsley 3 months ago

      Top 3 finish bet at BETWAY.

    • elvis parsley 3 months ago

      F**k off Frankie 😁😁🙁⚡⚡

  12. azzthewigan 3 months ago

    gavI de gavI 6.15 ew well done all winners today

  13. spurs55 3 months ago

    yeah recoba that sure is seen alot in the usa

    but when i see 7 there are 3 and 4 as well

    got 7 at wolves just now so maybe

    bol

    • recoba 3 months ago

      Seems to be one’s that beat mines or races ye just watch an of course its far from way to part with my £s but was worth a £3

      One I’ve posted above and I honestly only noticed after…
      No: SE7EN

      GL with yer bets mate

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  14. spurs55 3 months ago

    Barry Faulkner’s US Racing Preview

    no 7’s in his picks so perhaps not recoba

    • recoba 3 months ago

      Just checked his blog and a few of his selections I see he likes Flipping Fish but there later and never clocked the numbers? Lol

  15. spurs55 3 months ago

    lookin at the results so far recoba there are 7’s in the places so the winning 7 ‘s might be later

    bol

    • recoba 3 months ago

      Pipped with Timed out but got one at Oaklawn and just coincidence it was 7!

      Demo Doctor won there (Barry’s shout) easy as on to the Flipping Fish.

      Got this horse off my tracker and I obviously was impressed but with ZERO info last time and this time bar my notes.

      San Idriso…9.00. Louise. 3/1
      (small stake “came from last out wide to win by 3l. going away,more to come. Gianneti on board” and he’s on again)

      1
  16. recoba 3 months ago

    Meydan Tomorrow too! 😁

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