Exeter afternoon racing tips: Best bets for Friday, March 8

The Planet Sport tipsters get to sink their teeth into a six-race card at Exeter on Friday, March 8. Can they find you some big winners?

Let's get the ball rolling with some details on our four selected horses at Exeter and there's a full list of tips at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget to check out the full racecard, results and live odds in Planet Sport's racing live centre.

Good luck and please gamble responsibly.

(Please be aware selections could become non-runners after article's first publication)


13:40 (Exeter) Isocrate

Isocrate can break his duck in the CRS Building Supplies “National Hunt” Maiden Hurdle.

The six-year-old has made steady progress for Jonjo O’Neill and was only beaten a short head by Victoria Milano last time out at Sandown when hanging right on the run-in.

The soft ground will suit and the drop in the class will also be in his favour at the Devon track.

He returned to the racecourse following an extended 311-day absence at Chepstow in January and the two-and-a-half-mile distance looked too much for him as he did not stay and weakened having been prominent for the majority of the race.

The drop back to two miles at Sandown was more to his liking and over the same distance and can get off the mark at the fourth time of asking under rules.


14:40 (Exeter) Cast's Tasha

Cast's Tasha appears capable of defying top weight in current form. Aims for back to back wins after a Ffos Las novice handicap chase victory and switches to open company.

Bonza Boy produced a solid second over course and distance in a fourteen runner contest last time and enjoys these conditions.

Dylan's Double returns to fences following some midfield hurdling performances.

Moorland Rambler returned after a three month freshen with a fifth at Wincanton. May come forward for the run.


15:10 (Exeter) Zambezi Fix


Zambezi Fix can get back into the winner’s enclosure in the feature Westexe Forklifts Ltd Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase.

The nine-year-old won going away at Chepstow at the end of December at this level and was beaten a neck when jumping right on returning to the Welsh venue a month later.

Robert Williams again takes off a valuable 3lb and he can build on last month’s staying-on second in a Pertemps qualifier back over fences, with the ground in his favour once more.


16:10 (Exeter) Activist

Activist bids for a hat-trick in the Brett Martin Novices' Handicap Hurdle.

The David Pipe-trained five-year-old was a clear winner of a similar Taunton event last time and can defy top weight.

My Granny Lily showed improvement scoring by 2.25L at Ffos Las in latest outing and will be thereabouts if replicating that performance.

Killigarth holds each-way chances on fourth career start. Remains unexposed and is making steady improvement with each run.


Exeter selections in full:

EXETER: 1.40 Isocrate, 2.10 Donnacha, 2.40, Cast's Tasha, 3.10 Zambezi Fix, 3.40 Supervisor, 4.10, Activist.

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