Exeter's Virgin Bet Raceday predictions: Impose Toi can get off the mark
- Impose Toi to win 1.50pm
- Caspers Court to win 2.25pm
- Sabrina to win 3.00pm
- Red Dirt Road to win 3.35pm
- Blue Shark to win 4.10pm
- Prince Rhinegold to win 4.40pm
Exeter hosts the Virgin Bet Afternoon Racing card on Friday, with six races coming from the Devon-based venue.
The jumps card begins at 1.50pm and runs through to the finale at 4.40pm.
Here is our look ahead to Friday's action at Exeter.
1.50pm - Virgin Bet Daily Price Boots "National Hunt" Maiden Hurdle (2m½f)
Five runners have been declared to feature in the opener to this card, and it is a great opportunity for IMPOSE TOI to get off the mark over hurdles.
He prevailed twice in National Hunt Flat races in France before moving to Nicky Henderson's yard. The Seven Barrows runner did little wrong on his debut jumping obstacles when he was second at Ludlow (2m5f) earlier this year. Expect him to build on that performance.
LiveScore Selection: Impose Toi
2.25pm - Virgin Bet Best Odds Daily Handicap Hurdle (2m5½f)
CASPERS COURT took advantage of a mark of 96 when he scored at Wincanton (2m5½f) last month. Kayley Woollacott's gelding appreciates 'Good' ground, and he should get that on Friday afternoon.
He has a 4lb rise in the ratings to defy here, but he has won off this mark before, and he knows this course very well, so that may not be enough to stop him from successfully following up.
LiveScore Selection: Caspers Court
3.00pm - Virgin Bet Fives Handicap Hurdle (2m5½f)
Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls is the leading trainer at Exeter this season, and the Ditcheat man could be set for more success here with his mare SABRINA.
She has been ultra-consistent this season, as she has only once finished worse than second place in five outings. The eight-year-old came close to victory at this course last month when she had to settle for the runner-up spot. 5lb claimer Angus Cheleda helps keep her weight down in this race. With another strong run, she can go one place better on this occasion.
LiveScore Selection: Sabrina
3.35pm - Virgin Bet Cheltenham Festival Money Back Handicap Hurdle (2m½f)
RED DIRT ROAD is a lightly raced gelding from Jonjo O'Neill's yard who has shown early promise in his career. The points winner got off the mark on his debut under Rules at Southwell (2m). He came close to adding to his tally at Leicester (1m7½f) next time out but was just denied by a neck on heavy ground. With better conditions here, the Jackdaws Castle runner should get back to winning ways on his handicap debut.
LiveScore Selection: Red Dirt Road
4.10pm - Virgin Bet Daily Extra Places Novices' Handicap Hurdle (2m7f)
BLUE SHARK has shot up the ratings this season following five consecutive wins. His latest triumph came at Huntingdon (2m4½f) off a mark of 100. The handicapper has put him up 5lb, but this step up in distance to 2m7f can get more improvement out of him, so his winning run may not be set to come to an end just yet.
LiveScore Selection: Blue Shark
4.40pm - Virgin Bet Daily Money Back Novices' Handicap Hurdle (2m½f)
PRINCE RHINEGOLD took a big step forward from what he had previously shown to prevail over this C&D on his third start over hurdles. He has been handed an opening mark of 88. On the evidence of how impressive he was here just a couple of weeks ago, there is likely to be much more to come from Linda Blackford's runner.
LiveScore Selection: Prince Rhinegold