Newton Abbot

  • 15:00 Weatherbys & Paul Ferguson Jumpers To Follow Handicap Hurdle3m 2f 105y

  • Winner £17,517 2nd £5,174 3rd £2,587 4th £1,294
  • Going: Good (Good to Soft in places)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 30.70s
  • Off time: 15:00:39
15:00 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Romford Pele (IRE) 7/1
2nd Young Dillon (IRE) 6/1
3rd Valhalla (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7F38U-2 PURPLE and YELLOW stripes, BLACK sleeves and cap The Romford Pele (IRE) 160
Distance Winner
9 11-12 b Miss R Curtis Jonathan Moore (3) 144 7/18.00
2 001203/ Red, Royal Blue stars, White sleeves and cap Uncle Jimmy (IRE) 608
Course Winner
9 11-6 P J Hobbs R Johnson 138 16/117.00
3 7381-17 Dark blue, light blue hoops and armlets, red cap Alzammaar (USA) 76
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 bt W Greatrex G Sheehan 137 9/110.00
4 540-252 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Goodbye Dancer (FR) 16
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
5 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies Jamie Bargary (5) 135 10/111.00
5 18431- Black, yellow triple diamond, diabolo on sleeves and diamond on cap Valhalla (IRE) 178
6 11-0 t C L Tizzard N D Fehily 132 9/25.50
6 7/01P5-1 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Milan Bound (IRE) 75
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-13 t Jonjo O'Neill B J Geraghty 131 15/28.50
7 31-13P1 Red, light green epaulets and sleeves, light green cap, red star Young Dillon (IRE) 7 (ex5)
Distance Winner
7 10-13 p Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 126 6/17.00
8 P-F4321 Emerald Green, Yellow hoops, Emerald Green cap, White star Listen And Learn (IRE) 19
Course Winner
8 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill Aidan Coleman 130 12/113.00
9 446132- Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Alcala (FR) 174
Beaten Favourite
6 10-11 ht P F Nicholls Sean Bowen 129 11/26.50
10 24-111B Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Luccombe Down 36
Beaten Favourite
6 10-7 F O'Brien P J Brennan 125 15/28.50

Verdict

Paul Nicholls will have another fancied runner in this in Alcala but he'll need to improve on his form in the spring to beat some useful handicappers. After running in the Grand National, The Romford Pele reverted to hurdles at Punchestown in April and ran a fine race behind Annibale Fly. Alzammaar was also last seen over hurdles in Ireland, at Gowran in June. He's had a spin on the Flat since and beat recent Perth second Goodbye Dancer at Aintree earlier so could go well. Jonjo O'Neill's pair Milan Bound and Listen And Learn look closely matched alongside another recent winner, the penalised Young Dillon, but the unexposed VALHALLA should relish this marathon trip so gets a tentative vote as Uncle Jimmy returns from a lengthy absence and Luccombe Down is upped in class again.