Stamina needed for Devon National at Exeter races
The Devon National, sponsored by Higos Insurance, is the feature on Exeter's six-race card next Tuesday, (March 5) and horses with stamina in abundance will be lining up for the extended three miles six furlongs trip.
Higos' marketing manager Neil Wyatt said: "The Devon National is a prestigious race. We also sponsored the Somerset National at Wincanton in January, and it's a warm-up for April 16 when we sponsor the entire card at Exeter."
This season Exeter has fielded an impressive roll call of Cheltenham Festival candidates, with Melodic Rendezvous, Cue Card, Richard's Sundance, Chartreux, Buddy Bolero and The Liquidator likely to feature at jump racing's spectacle in two weeks time.
The course's first March meeting is likely to host more horses on the road to future stardom.
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There are four races for novices – the British Stallion Studs Supporting British Racing EBF Mares' National Hunt Novices Hurdle, the Weatherbys Bank Novices Hurdle, and the Weatherbys Cheltenham Festival Betting Guide Novices' Chase over three miles, with handicap hurdlers in action in the Weatherbys Hamilton Bloodstock Insurance-sponsored race over two miles three furlongs and a Racing Excellence Conditional Jockeys' Training Series Handicap Hurdle over two miles one furlong.