Exeter 3.15 tips – Powerful has strong claims

Exeter 3.15 tips - Powerful has strong claims

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Betting Tip: @ Powerful Symbol @ 8/1 with bet365

The 3m handicap chase is even trickier to solve as all bar one of the eight runners have realistic claims. They include Paul Nicholls’ Favorito Buck’s, who won in good style over further in April (good ground) and remains unexposed over staying trips, and the hat-trick seeking Belmount, although he’s shouldering top weight and has been beaten every time he’s run off marks in the 130s.

Lurking on bottom weight is Nick Gifford’s Canyouringmeback, who is 2-5 since sent chasing and may well have brought up his hat-trick at Wincanton last time but for unseating his rider five from home, given how well he was travelling at the time. However, he seems best on flat right-handed tracks – such as Huntingdon and Kempton – and the more undulating terrain of Exeter might just find him out.

So, it was a toss up between Favorito Buck’s and POWERFUL SYMBOL for the pick with the latter horse just shading it. Ben Pauling’s eight-year-old is coming off a career-best victory at Stratford (2m6f) last month, when making all and staying on well, and the wind operation he had over the summer has clearly had the desired effect.

Seemingly best on good ground at around this trip, there may be more to come from him now that his breathing has been sorted out and his stable remains in cracking form.

Betting Tip: @ Powerful Symbol @ 8/1 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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