Newton Abbot

  • 16:00 C Group Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £2,686 2nd £783 3rd £392
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.30s
  • Off time: 16:01:00
16:00 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Royale's Charter 11/10
2nd Combustible Lady (IRE) 25/1
3rd King Edmund 4/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 130361- Yellow, Purple stars, Yellow sleeves, Yellow cap, Purple star Fountains Flypast 186
Distance Winner
7 11-5 t A J Honeyball Rachael Green (5) 120 7/42.75
2 UUP6 Turquoise Blue, Scarlet hoops, striped sleeves, White cap All For Eve 4
5 10-12 J D Frost Hadden Frost 100/1101.00
3 811P-45 Mauve, White diamond, quartered cap De Luain Gorm (IRE) 75
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
13 10-12 C J Down Aidan Coleman 102 20/121.00
4 Brown and yellow check, yellow sleeves, brown stars Haulit 55
5 10-12 G L Moore J E Moore 33/134.00
5 47642-P White, red sleeves, white and red check cap King Edmund 130
Distance Winner
8 10-12 t C Gordon Tom Cannon (5) 127 4/15.00
6 00/8- Dark blue and red (halved), dark blue sleeves, white cap Koralsdarling (IRE) 324
7 10-12 A E Jones T J O'Brien 50/151.00
7 422344- MAROON and LIGHT BLUE stripes, hooped cap Royale's Charter 167
5 10-12 Nick Williams J Reveley 111 11/102.10
8 00- Yellow, Orange disc Sans Un Souci (FR) 383
5 10-12 J G M O'Shea Donal Fahy 100/1101.00
9 600- Yellow, emerald green and yellow striped sleeves Cailin Maghnailbhe (IRE) 163
4 10-5 J W Mullins Jimmy Derham (3) 80/181.00
10 87- Yellow, Green striped sleeves, Yellow cap Combustible Lady (IRE) 353
6 10-5 J W Mullins A Thornton 25/126.00
11 798-7 Red and black diabolo, black sleeves, red spots, quartered cap Megagrace 19
4 10-5 Mrs H R J Nelmes Paul Moloney 100/1101.00

Verdict

Royale's Charter went close on a couple of occasions last season and should have no trouble winning a race like this when the ground is a bit softer, but he's never tackled a surface this fast over hurdles. Fountains Flypast carries a penalty for his victory in a Taunton handicap in March and may prefer further so we'll take a chance on the fitness of KING EDMUND. Rated 135 over fences, he hasn't raced since pulling up at Perth in the spring but would be hard to beat here if fully wound up with the switch back to hurdles not expected to pose too many problems.