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Exeter Racing Tips: Progressive Pats Fancy can complete a hat-trick

Timeform’s Andrew Asquith highlights a NAP, Next Best and Each-Way selection at Exeter on Wednesday.

“…the form of his latest victory took a big boost when the runner-up bolted up in the Timeform Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday…”

NAP: Back Pats Fancy to topple Dusart

Pats Fancy – 14:10 Exeter

This looks an interesting novices’ chase and the Nicky Henderson-trained Dusart is sure to be popular, but he doesn’t have the same substance to his form that Pats Fancy, who has proved a revelation since switched to fences.

He made an encouraging start in a race which has worked out well in October, and hasn’t looked back since, showing improved form to win his last two starts, and the form of his latest victory took a big boost when the runner-up bolted up in the Timeform Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday.

This will be Pats Fancy’s toughest assignment to date up against Dusart, who may take a big step forward, but at the prices it is Pat’s Fancy that makes the most appeal.


Trainer: Rebecca Curtis
Jockey: Ben Jones
Age: 7
Weight: 11st 12lbs

NEXT BEST: Hat-trick beckons for Jobesgreen Lad

Jobesgreen Lad – 15:40 Exeter

Jobesgreen Lad was just a modest maiden over hurdles, but he has been progressive since switched to fences, winning two of his three starts in this sphere, and he could rate higher yet.

He beat the reopposing Ambion Hill with a bit in hand at Ludlow in December, and was impressive at Hereford for his latest success last month, sent for home after the second last and staying on strongly to the line.

The 2/1-on favourite running out at the first made his task easier, but that form is beginning to work out, and he is taken to complete a hat-trick following a further rise in the weights.


Trainer: Tom George
Jockey: Jonathan Burke
Age: 7
Weight: 11st 6lbs
OR: 104

EACH-WAY: Stick with the course form of Raddon Top

Raddon Top – 16:45 Exeter

Raddon Top had seemingly been brought along with handicaps in mind and he duly showed improved form switched to this sphere when opening his account at this track last month.

The progress he showed that day is easy to believe given his prolific record in points and, though he is a nine-year-old, he could have more to offer under Rules. A subsequent 4lb rise in the weights seems fair enough and he will surely progress again for this stiffer test, so he should once again be in the mix.


Trainer: Chris Down
Jockey: James Davies
Age: 9
Weight: 10st 10lbs
OR: 103

Wednesday 2 February, 2.10pm

Market rules


Pats Fancy

Flash Collonges

Reign Suepreme

Captain Cuckoo



Wednesday 2 February, 3.40pm

Market rules

Jobesgreen Lad

Carry On The Magic

Ambion Hill

Wavering Down

Legend Of Zorro

Judex Lefou


Rosmuc Relay


Lord Bryan

Broughtons Rhythm



Wednesday 2 February, 4.45pm

Market rules

Bean In Trouble

Cooldine Bog

Don Alvaro

Raddon Top


Honor Grey

Mr Tambourine Man

Johnny B

Surdoue De Ballon

Tactical Manoeuvre



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