Billy Bronco scored in good style last time out so is taken to make light of a rise in the weights and follow-up in the 5.15 at Exeter today. Billy Bronco has slipped to a handy mark and looks worth a bet at 8/1 to take advantage in the 4.15 at Exeter today. This Evan Williams trained eight-year-old won a maiden hurdle at Ayr in January 2017 off an official ratting of 124 and went on to post some solid runs over fences last year. They include when third at Ffos Las off 123 and runner-up at Catterick off 122. He has had just four starts this season following 249 days on the sidelines and shaped as if badly needing the first two of those. However, he was then in the process of running a big race last time out at Uttoxeter when close-up and yet to be asked a serious question when running out and unseating his rider at the fourth last. That was a big step back in the right direction and Billy Bronco duly built on it to land an 11-runner class 3 contest in game style over course and distance 13 days ago when beating Lithic by 1/2 a length off a mark of 113. He has been put up 6lb for that but now drops back down into class 4 company and remains well-treated on the pick of his form off a revised rating of 119, so it may not be enough to stop him going in again.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts win Billy Bronco (3/1 general – use BOG firms