Through The Card: Exeter, Friday February 23

There's jumps racing from Exeter on Friday
There's jumps racing from Exeter on Friday

Timeform take you through the card at Exeter on Friday...

"He could go close if his jumping holds together."

14:00 - None of these are all that solid. It wouldn't be a big surprise if SARTORIAL ELEGANCE (8) made the places, though, having run better than for a while when fourth at Plumpton last time, his first start after having a breathing operation. His yard are going through a really good spell, and he figures on a good mark. ROBERT'S STAR (7) is going through a good spell in his current headgear and should also run well.

14:35 - DROPS OF JUPITOR (1) was unsuited by going up in trip last time (travelled keenly in a slowly-run race), and the return to two miles looks a positive move. In a weak-looking race, she should be able to defy a penalty.

15:10 - DENTLEY DE MEE (1) hasn't been done many favours by the handicapper but still ran well enough in the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton last time, finishing eighth in a race that is already working out well (the likes of Topofthegame have franked the form since), and he should go close to defying a penalty here now back in calmer waters.

15:40 - The unexposed KALAHARI QUEEN (6) looks a potential improver here on her handicap debut, especially now upped in trip/on a more galloping track, which should suit better than the speed test she undertook at Catterick on her last novice start (she has plenty about her physically and is a winning Irish pointer).

16:15 - COO STAR SIVOLA (1) takes a big drop in grade here following a good fourth in a hot Cheltenham handicap last time. He probably figures on a good mark and should be winning sooner or later. The other interesting one is BOBO MAC (6), who shaped with some promise in a good novice chase at Huntingdon last time having made a shuddering error early in the race.

16:50 - Thomas Patrick is the obvious one on paper but there was a muddling feel to the race he won at Chepstow last time and he is taking on some seasoned stayers here on just his second ever start over fences. JEPECK (11) travelled like a well-handicapped horse when third over C&D behind Yanmare in December and he could go close if his jumping holds together. SHOTGUN PADDY (8) isn't the most straightforward these days but is lurking on a good mark for a yard enjoying a fine season, so he could also get involved.

17:20 - No real standout but Summit Like Herbie may well be more straightforward now he's been gelded (looked extremely wayward when winning here in January), so could be the one to be with.

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