Through The Card: Exeter, Tuesday October 24

There is jumps racing from Exeter on Tuesday
There is jumps racing from Exeter on Tuesday

Timeform take you through the card at Exeter on Tuesday.


14:20 - A very competitive opener, where a case can be made for several, but the one which appeals most is THEATRE STAGE (8) trained by Evan Williams. He has shown steady improvement in a trio of novice hurdles and appeals as the type who will progress further now handicapping from a potentially lenient mark. GET READY FREDDY (14) has been in good form over fences recently and is also worth keeping onside returned to hurdles off an 18 lb lower mark.

14:50 - On form, Paul Nicholls' French recruit Kapcorse looks the one to beat, but LALOR (10) was one of the best bumper performers last season and looks the type to do even better now hurdling. He won the Grade 2 bumper at Aintree on his final start and should make up into a smart novice hurdler this season, so he should prove hard to beat granted a clear round. Irish point winner Onefortheroadtom is also worth a market check for powerful connections.

15:20 - Another competitive big-field handicap, but VIEUX LILLE (1) is on a potentially lenient mark now and should go well granted everything clicks. Admittedly, he isn't the most convincing jumper of a fence, and remains a maiden in this sphere, but he has gone well fresh in the past, and is worth chancing. DUELING BANJOS (4) did well over fences last year and is another who should be competitive on his return. He is wearing a first-time tongue strap here and Kim Bailey is starting to hit form now.

15:50 - MIDNIGHT GLORY (6) was rather fortunate to get off the mark over hurdles at Newbury last season, but ran a solid race on handicap debut when last seen in March in a race which has worked out. She is able to race off a 1 lb lower mark on her return here and she strikes as the type who will progress further this season, so is fancied to go close.

16:20 - EDDY (2) confirmed the promise shown in his recent starts when running out a comfortable winner over this C&D a couple of weeks ago, and he looks set for another good run. Market Road showed improved form to score over fences in May, and is an obvious contender reverting back to hurdles, while it would be no surprise to see a better showing from Not At All now significantly up in trip.

16:50 - YANWORTH (6) made up into a high-class hurdler last season, his only blip coming in the Champion Hurdle (subsequently disqualified for failing drugs test), but he did win two Grade 1s in that sphere. He is a very exciting recruit to fences and, given a clear round, he should prove very hard to beat. Sternrubin has done well on the Flat this summer but is another nice prospect for chasing this season.

17:20 - There's no previous form of worth to go on here, and with Dan Skelton's Significant Other now a non-runner, it could be worth chancing the well-related VOLCANO (4). The booking of Richard Johnson adds further credence to his chances and he should go close.

Placepot permutation:

14:20 - 8, 14
14:50 - 10
15:20 - 1, 4
15:50 - 6
16:20 - 2
16:50 - 6

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