Exeter Placepot: Tuesday March 17

Exeter is the most appealing meeting on Tuesday
Exeter is the most appealing meeting on Tuesday

Exeter is Tuesday's feature meeting and it gets the Placepot treatment from Timeform.

"Of those with chasing experience, only warm order Jay Are has truly proved himself and comes here following a satisfactory effort, his being an easy win at Plumpton."

14:10 - As a horse with fairly useful Flat form, Quebec is an obvious starting point. However, the drop from Sandown juvenile to Exeter seller on his next start three and a half months later is a worrying one, so we can't go it alone with him. Douchkirk has performed with credit on his last two starts in this sort of grade and that's good enough in this sort of contest.

14:45 - Xaarcet is an infrequent winner due to his tendency towards finishing weakly, though he places about as often as most horses at this level and he comes here on the back of a couple of respectable efforts. At the other end of the scale, the idle Rugged Jack put a bit more in for Denis O'Regan last time and can hopefully plug on into the places again.

15:20 - Of those with chasing experience, only warm order Jay Are has truly proved himself and comes here following a satisfactory effort, his being an easy win at Plumpton.

15:55 - The withdrawal of Lysino makes this difficult, especially with favourite Carraig Mor being one we'd normally look to oppose. We'll have to take him now as he's easily the most able, but we'd be hopeful of Dunraven Storm or Leo Luna winning and taking out the favourite's chunk of the pool. We can leave out Saint Breiz.

16:30 - A rise of 3 lb for finishing 32 lengths clear of the rest last time looks lenient on Candide, who might well have won that day with a more positive ride. He is sure to stay (something we can't say for main market rival Midnight Request) and the only possible issue is his jumping, which will hopefully improve from second start to third over fences.

17:05 - Though it's easy to see why Horace Hazel is attracting support on his handicap debut, Follow The Tracks makes more sense for our perm. He was a winner over a similar trip last week and had been knocking on the door prior to that. A penalty doesn't look harsh given he won by 18 lengths that day.

Selections:
14:10 - 2, 6
14:45 - 1, 11
15:20 - 1
15:55 - 1, 2, 3
16:30 - 2
17:05 - 8

= 12 lines

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