Exeter racecourse is a right handed National Hunt track situated on Haldon Hill in Devon. It is quite an undulating surface and this makes it quite testing, particularly in soft ground. With a home straight of half a mile, you should rule out suspect stayers when considering your Exeter racing tips. The fences are fair and the leading stables often run their better novice chases here.
Trainer Paul Nicholls has a terrific record with his runners here over the past three seasons, especially over hurdles. He has recorded an impressive 38% strike rate over the smaller obstacles and 25% in chases. Grand National winning trainer Venetia Williams has yielded a level stakes profit with her steeplechase runners, while her namesake Evan is the trainer to follow over hurdles. He has won with ten of his 31 runners for a level stakes profit of almost 100%.
James Best is the jockey to note over fences with a 22% strike rate, sharing top spot numerically with Sam Twiston-Davies. Champion jockey Richard Johnson leads the way over hurdles at Exeter, closely followed by Noel Fehily.
Exeter is five miles from the end of the M5 southbound, just off the A38. Road users should look for a sharp turn shortly after reaching the brow of Haldon Hill. The racecourse can be reached by train at Exeter St Davids with a direct link from London Paddington. There is a free shuttle bus from the railway station to the racecourse.