Exeter 3:50 – Class 4 Maiden Hurdle 2m175y
An interesting runner at Exeter for champion trainer Paul Nichols. Contre Tous, owned by the same connections of Top Ville Ben, the Million In Mind partnership (who sell all of their horses in May) would love to see an early return.
Contre Tous has come from France where he ran credibly and the form in his latest run at Fontainebleau has worked out well. Reportedly making a noise in his early work, Nichols sent him for a breathing operation and is now ready to roll.
Nicholls has a 30% strike rate at Exeter, the same strike this season when Nichols and Twistor-Davies team up.
Contre Tous, 7/4, WIN – 2 Points