Newton Abbot

  • 14:45 Happy 65th Birthday Paddy Harman Beginners' Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.35s
  • Off time: 14:45:26
14:45 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Luci Di Mezzanotte 6/4
2nd Netherby 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1PP/4F4- Red, emerald green chevron, halved sleeves, white cap Accordion Exhibit (IRE) 369
Beaten Favourite
8 11-0 F O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 114 20/121.00
2 2/6146-7 Dark blue and mauve (quartered), halved sleeves Houndscourt (IRE) 61
7 11-0 vt Jamie Snowden Brendan Powell 115 16/117.00
3 23412/3- Beige, Purple hoops, White cap, Purple tassel Netherby 274
8 11-0 G L Moore Joshua Moore 120 5/16.00
4 6627-11 Red and white stripes, diabolo on sleeves, quartered cap Vesperal Dream (FR) 24
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-0 p P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 122 11/82.38
5 23497-2 Light Blue, Orange sash Luci Di Mezzanotte 47
6 10-7 p O Sherwood A P McCoy 117 6/42.50
6 PPP-387 Dark Green, White cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Our Georgie Girl 21
7 10-7 hb P Gundry Nick Scholfield 100/1101.00


VESPERAL DREAM won over hurdles here in May and followed up at Aintree last month. He's sure to have had plenty of schooling and can make a winning start over the larger obstacles at the main expense of the mare Luci Di Mezzanotte, who was quite highly tried over timber and made a promising start in chases when only beaten half-a-length by Mister Dillon at Worcester. Houndscourt is a winning pointer but has already been well beaten twice over fences under Rules and Accordion Exhibit and Netherby may need this after a lay-off.