Today’s Horse Racing Tip – 2:15 Exeter 24 April
Today’s free horse racing tip runs in division 2 of the Read Noel Fehily At 188Bet Handicap Hurdle at 2:15 Exeter. The nine runners are set to jump 12 hurdles in the this two mile seven furlong race.
2:15 Exeter TIPS
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Point N Shoot has run well without troubling the judge in recent weeks and is receiving support in the betting market to gain his first victory since winning a Lingfield hurdle over 13 months ago.
Nigel Hawke’s gelding has had four outings this year and following a pipe opener at Carlisle in February, has given a good account in three subsequent runs. The seven-year-old finished runner up in a three horse race at Fontwell in March where the distant third, Shoofly Milly, re-appeared to win here earlier this month.
Point N Shoot was contesting the lead when blundering at the last to finish third of seven at Ffos Las on 1 April and re-appeared over this course and distance a week ago, finishing runner up in a 15 runner race.
Jockey Tom Buckley probably sent him to the front too early last week and as long as the apprentice has learned from the experience, Point N Shoot has a great chance to justify selection for the horse racing prediction today.
Fearsome Fred looks the main danger on the strength of his second on soft going at Towcester in February. Jeremy Naylor’s charge disappointed next time out but the heavy ground at Taunton may well have been against the gelding that day. The ground won’t be so deep at Exeter this afternoon which should be more to the nine-year-old’s liking.
Fred Or Pled was a dual hurdles winner in 2016 but struggled to cope when campaigned over fences last year. The six-year-old has since switched to Tim Vaughan’s yard and gets into this race on a reasonable mark. The gelding has been off the course for 195 days and would have a chance if fit enough to reproduce his best hurdling form.
Tara Well broke her duck when winning on heavy ground at Leicester in January. Robin Dickin will welcome the forecast rain for his mare who bounced back from two disappointing efforts to finishing a promising second on heavier going at Uttoxeter last month.
Dropzone ran well enough in four races last summer and looks capable of winning off his current mark. However, the nine-year-old has been off the course since July last year and his best efforts have been on quicker ground than expected today.
Bermeo appears to be the best of the rest but the forecast rain will go against the seven-year-old’s preference for good going.
The going at Exeter this morning was good to soft, soft in places and the weather forecast is for showers with a moderate south-westerly breeze.
Point N Shoot runs off the same mark as when second over course and distance last week. His apprentice jockey will have learned the cost of producing him too soon and will take all the beating this afternoon.