Exeter 4.10 tips – Hobbs to strike gold with Three

Exeter 4.10 tips - Hobbs to strike gold with Three

Richard Johnson

Three Faces West

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Betting Tip: Three Faces West @ 2/1 with bet365

A field of eight has been declared for this afternoon’s 3m handicap chase at Exeter (due off 4.10pm) and the vast majority have already hit the ceiling of their ability, with the exception of THREE FACES WEST.

The eight-year-old showed ability when trained by Donald McCain, racking up a hat-trick over hurdles, and he has shown promise as a chase for his new trainer Philip Hobbs, being placed on all three outings. The most recent of those efforts came over track and trip last month when chasing home Milansbar, with the pair well clear of the third, and the winner has since boosted the form by running second in the Midlands National.

With just a couple of chase starts under his belt, the selection should have more improvement in him and should also be suited by today’s better ground. He will also have the services of Richard Johnson who was on board stablemate Bertie Boru last time. That horse has more experience over fences but his jumping has gone to pieces of Kate and he unseated the champion-jockey elect at Sandown last time.

A bigger danger looks to be Drop Out Joe, who won the Badger Ales Trophy earlier this season, but he has shot up in the weights as a result and carries top weight here. Scottish National winner Godsmejudge is also respected and he will appreciate today’s ground, though this trip would be the bare minimum for him.

Betting Tip: Three Faces West @ 2/1 with bet365

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