David Rees will want Molon Labe to repeat form at Exeter Races today
Exeter's six-race card today kicks off with the Watch Racing UK on Sky 432 Novice's Selling Hurdle.
The Evan Williams-trained Lauberhorn will be a warm order to follow up his Huntingdon win of just over a week ago, when he came home a nine-lengths winner under top female Lucy Alexander.
The leading rider kicked on for an encouraging success ahead of Arkraim in an amateur riders' handicap hurdle, and Williams' is sticking with the visor which appeared to work well last time.
Molon Labe was an easy enough winner on the soft at Chepstow earlier this month, and David Rees will be expecting more of the same in the Carter Dawes Financial Planners 10th Anniversary Handicap Hurdle.
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Robert Walford's Umberto D'Olivate has been consistent enough this season, without actually winning, and could get closer than his fourth place at the course last time out, when he was beaten by four and a quarter lengths in a race won by Chilbury Hill.
Paul Nicholls had a quiet Cheltenham by his own very high standards, but you can rest assured he will have plenty of ammunition for the remainder of the season and Jump City is sure to start a warm favourite for the Kip Kealey Novices' Chase.
Bill and Angela Tincknell's gelding was beaten by a nose at Taunton in February over two miles one furlong. He has stepped up to two miles three furlongs today.
Dare Me, trained by Venetia Williams, is an interesting horse who was once held in high regard during his novice hurdle days. He is knocking at the door and will get a win under his belt sooner or later.
Just four go in the Bet And Watch With Racing UK's App Novices' Handicap Chase. The Nick Williams-trained Wayward Frolic needs to find an improvement in form, having failed to get home in three of his last four starts.
Ballymurry has not got closer than fifth on his previous four starts, and Lupita will give his best without actually winning. That leaves Gemini Ahhs, who is sure to start a long odds-on favourite as he is the only horse lining up with a win to his name in the recent past, and did that very nicely at Huntingdon earlier in the month.
Robin Will has been a revelation since tried in point-to-points and the ease of his recent hunter chase success at Leicester will stand him in good stead for the Diamond Edge Open Hunters' Steeple Chase, when he will face just three rivals. They include the Mike Miller-trained Vintage Class, who won a competitive 13-runner hunter chase at Wincanton in February.
A two miles seven furlongs handicap hurdle concludes the card. The Chris Down-trained Some Secret was beaten by a head at Chepstow ten days ago. He has gone up for that effort, but Down's horses have been running well in recent weeks.
Another local runner is Exeter-trained Storm Alert, who has had a short break since finishing third at Ffos Las in January. He has won at the course before and could well resume winning ways.
Jockey JT McNamara remains in a stable condition in hospital, after the neck injury he sustained at Cheltenham last Thursday.
The 37-year-old was injured in a first-fence fall from Galaxy Rock in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup, and was flown to hospital after on-course treatment.