Thursday, December 06, 2007

Exeter on Friday

Sandown's top meeting will attract much of the attention tomorrow but that shouldn't detract from a decent card at Exeter where the going is described as soft, heavy in places. The runners in the four mile Devon Marathon Chase will need to be ridden to get the trip over this stiff course. Two plays against likely favourites, both of whom will act in the conditions, are Gary Moore's Verasi who takes on the enigmatic Lead On in the novice chase at 1.35, and Alan King's Sovereign King in the 2.45.

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Verasi (11/4) looked to be getting the worst of the battle all the way up the home straight before blundering at the last to finish just over a length second to 6/4 favourite Lead On.
Sovereign King (2/1) led, hit the penultimate hurdle and then ran out of petrol pretty quickly to finish a rather disappointing sixth. Paul Nicholls' inmate King Caine (12/1) beat the 8/11 favourite Planet of Sound a short head.