Newton Abbot

  • 13:50 PKF Francis Clark Mares' Novices' Hurdle 2m 167y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 22.62s
  • Off time: 13:50:44
13:50 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Drinks Interval 5/2
2nd Green Or Black (IRE) 8/13
3rd Ginge de Sophia (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 SP Emerald green, yellow braces and armlets, check cap Bonnie Black Rose 20
7 10-10 A J Whiting Nick Scholfield 150/1151.00
2 6-2 Green, Chocolate striped sleeves, Chocolate cap Cautorillo 22
5 10-10 Jamie Snowden G Sheehan 8/19.00
3 PP3 Red and white diamonds, red and dark green hooped sleeves Chica Rapida 10
5 10-10 Miss G Haywood Alice Mills (3) 40/141.00
4 63-4 Black, Yellow seams, Black and White striped sleeves, Black cap, Yellow star Drinks Interval 138
5 10-10 t1 C L Tizzard R M Power 5/23.50
5 96 Royal blue, white stripe, chevrons on sleeves, white and royal blue striped cap Georgina Joy 10
4 10-10 N J Hawke James Best 50/151.00
6 20- Royal blue, red star, diabolo on sleeves and star on cap Ginge de Sophia (IRE) 191
4 10-10 t1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 9/25.50
7 3-3 Dark Blue and Light Blue stripes, Light Blue sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Light Blue cap Green Or Black (IRE) 20
5 10-10 N P Mulholland N D Fehily 109 8/131.62
8 P3P Black, Emerald Green hoop, hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Sugar Glider 10
5 10-10 J D Frost Bryony Frost (5) 200/1201.00

Verdict

GREEN OR BLACK (NAP) showed a big improvement on only her second start over hurdles when third in a maiden race at Worcester and finishing clear of the rest. This looks easier and Neil Mulholland’s mare is preferred to the likes of Drinks Interval, Cautorillo and Ginge de Sophia, who have all placed in bumpers without threatening the winner and make their hurdling debuts. The remainder have shown even less so far and are hard to fancy.