Newton Abbot

  • 14:30 Follow At The Races On Twitter Novices' Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £2,703 2nd £788 3rd £394
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 31.07s
  • Off time: 14:30:17
14:30 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lieutenant Miller 2/1
2nd Quiet Whisper (IRE) 9/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 12382-1 Pink, orange armlets Kack Handed 13
8 11-5 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 113 10/34.33
2 384-317 Dark Blue, White braces, sleeves and cap Quiet Whisper (IRE) 43
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 K C Bailey J M Maguire 115 9/43.25
3 764- WHITE, RED seams, RED and WHITE quartered cap Lieutenant Miller 247
5 10-12 N J Henderson A Tinkler 2/13.00
5 9/330-00 Yellow, Maroon stars, Yellow sleeves and cap Steel Bullet (IRE) 33
5 10-12 K Bishop J W Farrelly 100/1101.00
6 00U57/ White, Royal Blue chevrons, Royal Blue sleeves, White spots, White and Royal Blue quartered cap Weybridge Light 135
6 10-12 L Corcoran Timmy Murphy 94 20/121.00
7 96-400 Mauve, yellow sleeves, mauve diamonds, mauve cap, yellow diamond Before Bruce 34
4 10-10 B G Powell Jimmy McCarthy 92 50/151.00
8 Beige, black hoop, armlets and cap Realisation (USA) 128
4 10-10 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 5/16.00
Non runners
4076723-Mr Demister810-12Mrs S GardnerM J Quinlan


Kack Handed scored on his debut for Tim Vaughan reverting to hurdles and is clearly in good heart in new surroundings. He's a leading contender despite his penalty but QUIET WHISPER, also penalised, is preferred if back to the level of an assured handicap success at Towcester when jumping and travelling fluently. Backed into favouritism in better company last time, he didn't hurdle with the same economy and that run is best forgiven. Lieutenant Miller made late progress without troubling the principals on his hurdling debut and can only improve for Nicky Henderson. Not seen since last November, he may just need this, although it would be no surprise to see him take advantage of the weight received from the penalised pair.