Newton Abbot

  • 14:45 Try totequickpick If You're Feeling Lucky Beginners' Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £4,289 2nd £1,259 3rd £630 4th £315
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.30s
  • Off time: 14:45:32
14:45 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ace Fighter Pilot 7/2
2nd Escudero (IRE) 7/2
3rd Ballylifen (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 84/131-4 ORANGE, BLACK epaulets, BLACK and ORANGE halved sleeves, BLACK cap Ace Fighter Pilot 37
Distance Winner
7 11-0 Jim Best A P McCoy 127 7/24.50
2 53P2F3- Purple, White hollow box and star on cap Ballylifen (IRE) 114
6 11-0 M R Channon C O'Farrell 118 11/43.75
3 354121/ Dark blue and emerald green check, dark blue sleeves, emerald green armlets, dark blue cap Escudero (IRE) 65
Distance Winner
8 11-0 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 7/24.50
4 PPPP-68 Yellow, black stripe, diabolo on sleeves Highbury High (IRE) 45
6 11-0 P Henderson T J O'Brien 100/1101.00
5 P4/40-F7 Light Blue and Dark Blue stripes, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Mac Beattie 8
7 11-0 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 50/151.00
6 2P/2415- Maroon and white (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, maroon cap, yellow diamond Miracle House (IRE) 299
Distance Winner
9 11-0 t Tim Vaughan R Johnson 12/113.00
7 P/143-07 Black, Emerald Green hoop, hooped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Rusty Nail (IRE) 5
8 11-0 J D Frost Hadden Frost 66/167.00
8 3P51-35 Gold, black diamond, hooped sleeves and diamonds on cap Thehorsemaytalk (IRE) 41
8 11-0 M B Shears Kevin Jones (7) 50/151.00
9 PP0P5-P Yellow, royal blue star, royal blue sleeves, yellow diamonds, royal blue cap Theroadtogorey (IRE) 60
7 11-0 Miss Sarah Robinson Ian Popham 100/1101.00
10 P-11224 RED and YELLOW stripes, YELLOW sleeves, RED armlets, RED cap Well Mett (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 bt F O'Brien P J Brennan 120 5/23.50


The champ could be on for quick double in this if things went according to plan in the opener as ACE FIGHTER PILOT, a promising novice hurdler last year, will have benefited greatly from his chasing bow at Worcester where he jumped well until running out of steam. Ballylifen showed promise over fences last season and both Miracle House and Well Mett have won over hurdles. The latter needs a more searching test of stamina however. Escudero won a couple of novice hurdles for Paul Nicholls in 2011 and is back at Ditcheat after a spell hunting, though is probably best watched today.