Timeform Shortlist: Exeter, Thursday December 21

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12.35 Premier League Betting At 188Bet Mares' Novices' Hurdle (4) 2¼m111y

Timeform Top Rated:
134p 1. WAIHEKE Philip Hobbs Liam Heard
133p 5. EBONYS ENCORE Jonjo O'Neill Aidan Coleman
127 6. FLORAL BOUQUET Jamie Snowden Gavin Sheehan

Analyst's Verdict:
Ebonys Encore produced a smooth display when making a winning debut over hurdles at Market Rasen in October, and with improvement on the cards, she's taken to make it 2-from-2 in this sphere. Waiheke is in good hands and likely to progress further, while Neetside makes some each-way appeal with this longer trip set to suit.


1.05 British Stallion Studs EBF Mares' Novices' Chase (3) 2m1f109y

Timeform Top Rated:
152p 1. CASABLANCA MIX Nicky Henderson Ned Curtis (5)
144p 4. SHAAMA GRISE David Pipe Tom Scudamore
136+ 5. THE NIPPER Warren Greatrex Richard Johnson

Analyst's Verdict:
Casablanca Mix has form figures of 3-2-1 since chasing, telling the story of her development, and she's clearly still on an upward trajectory. Shaama Grise was a highly progressive hurdler last season, and will be winning races over fences sooner rather than later.


1.35 Download The App At 188Bet Handicap Chase (Qualifier) (4) 2m3f48y

Timeform Top Rated:
133 7. THE CIDER MAKER Colin Tizzard Robbie Power
131p 5. SIRUH DU LAC Nick Williams Lizzie Kelly (3)
129p 4. ADMIRAL'S SECRET Victor Dartnall Denis O'Regan

Analyst's Verdict:
Siruh du Lac left his chasing debut well behind to get off the mark at Bangor 5 weeks ago, impressing with the zest he showed for jumping fences, and is taken to defy a 6 lb rise. Admiral's Secret caught the eye at Kempton last time and is feared most ahead of The Cider Maker.


2.05 188Bet Graduation Chase (2) 2m1f109y

Timeform Top Rated:
170 1. OVERTOWN EXPRESS Harry Fry Noel Fehily

Analyst's Verdict:
Overtown Express took his form to a new level when making a winning return at Newbury and can follow up en route to better things. Useful-hurdler Le Rocher is capable of making a race of it if taking to fences at the first attempt, especially in receipt of 11 lb.


2.40 Read Noel Fehily At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle (3) 2¼m111y

Timeform Top Rated:
147 6. MAX DO BRAZIL David Pipe Tom Scudamore
141 8. MIXCHIEVOUS Venetia Williams Charlie Deutsch (3)
138 7. TRAVERTINE Jonjo O'Neill Aidan Coleman

Analyst's Verdict:
Max Do Brazil is well handicapped on his French form, and having offered a bit more for this yard at the track a fortnight ago, he now rates an interesting contender with blinkers likely to sharpen him up. The race Mixchievous won at Chepstow on return rather fell apart, but he remains one to be positive about, with Rockpoint a potential improver.


3.15 King George Betting At 188Bet Novices' Hurdle (4) 2m7f25y

Timeform Top Rated:
140p 2. WHO'S MY JOCKEY Philip Hobbs Richard Johnson
133 3. BABYTAGGLE Dai Williams Dave Crosse
130 1. POLYDORA Tom Lacey Aidan Coleman

Analyst's Verdict:
Who's My Jockey sets the clear standard in his runner-up effort in handicap company at Towcester 3 weeks ago, and given he promises to stay this far, this looks to be a very good opening. Polydora has his limitations exposed last time but is a player in this, with Ocean Cove another to consider tackling an extreme trip for his hurdles debut.


3.45 Free Spins At 188Bet Casino Amateur Riders' Handicap Hurdle (5) 2m5f135y

Timeform Top Rated:
110p 1. MARKET ROAD Evan Williams Miss Isabel Williams (7)
109 11. GONNABEGOOD Jeremy Scott Miss V. Wade (5)
108 9. KAYF CHARMER Linda Blackford Mr James O'Connor (7)

Analyst's Verdict:
Market Road did well to finish third from too far back at Ludlow last time and can show he's still on a good mark returned to the scene of his latest win in October. Badilou looked to be going best when tipping up 4 out in a chase last time and is very interesting back hurdling, while Gonnabegood arrives on the back of a C&D win last time.


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