Newton Abbot

  • 14:15 Visit Newton Abbot Racecourse On Facebook Maiden Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 31.30s
  • Off time: 14:15:26
14:15 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 5/4
2nd Maxi Chop (FR) 7/4
3rd Spa Hill (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3U7-P44 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap An Poc Ar Buile (IRE) 37
5 11-0 F O'Brien P J Brennan 25/126.00
2 0F Black and red check, diamonds on sleeves Big Bridge 8
5 11-0 D Skelton Harry Skelton 100/1101.00
3 24332-4 ROYAL BLUE, YELLOW and ROYAL BLUE diabolo on sleeves, YELLOW cap Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 15
5 11-0 p S Durack C O'Farrell 120 5/42.25
4 536-16 White, emerald green hoops, white sleeves, emerald green stars, red cap Con Forza (IRE) 20
5 11-0 P W Middleton Kielan Woods 33/134.00
5 354-3 White, Emerald Green hoops, White sleeves, Emerald Green stars, Black cap Exitas (IRE) 20
6 11-0 t P W Middleton Conor Shoemark (5) 20/121.00
6 P/P8F3-3 Red, dark blue stars, halved sleeves, red cap If And When 44
6 11-0 pt R J Price Nick Scholfield 125/1126.00
7 0/807- Light Blue and Dark Blue stripes, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Mac Le Couteau 319
6 11-0 h Evan Williams Adam Wedge 100/1101.00
8 P/248-2P BLACK and WHITE (halved), RED sleeves and cap Maxi Chop (FR) 37
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 p1 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 121 7/42.75
9 85- Black, Red star, diamonds on sleeves, Black cap, Red stars Singh Is King 85
6 11-0 D A Rees Paul Moloney 80/181.00
10 230454- Light green and maroon diabolo, maroon and light green diabolo on sleeves, white cap, maroon star Spa Hill (IRE) 89
5 11-0 R Woollacott T J O'Brien 115 9/25.50
11 7 Orange, emerald green chevrons, orange sleeves, emerald green spots, white cap, emerald green spots Starchaser (USA) 26
4 10-11 b P J Hobbs R Johnson 20/121.00
12 244FU-6 Black, beige hooped sleeves Darcey Diva 21
6 10-7 h Miss J Du Plessis James Best (3) 89 50/151.00

Verdict

Maxi Chop has the form to win a race like this and is eased in grade. But he has questions to answer having been pulled up when favourite at Stratford at the end of May. There wouldn't be much between Paul Nicholls' charge and BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY on the book and the latter has the better recent form having finished a close-up fourth in a class 2 handicap at Worcester last month over 2m4f. Spa Hill has won a bumper and was placed four times in Ireland for previous connections but Starchaser looks modest and Phil Middleton's pair Con Forza and Exitas appear to have plenty to find.