Newton Abbot

  • 15:05 BHE & ST Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £6,077 2nd £1,795 3rd £898 4th £449
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.10s
  • Off time: 15:07:00
15:05 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tzora 8/1
2nd Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 16/1
3rd Akula (IRE) 28/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0421P5- Emerald green, purple chevrons, white cap Shammick Boy (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
8 11-12 V R A Dartnall Jack Doyle 129 6/17.00
2 130662- Royal blue, white seams, royal blue cap, white star Sud Pacifique (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
5 11-8 D McCain Jnr Nick Slatter (7) 125 7/24.50
3 160/FUF- Pink, Purple triple diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Akula (IRE) 152
Distance Winner
6 11-8 M H Tompkins R Johnson 125 28/129.00
4 095335- Red, emerald green seams, emerald green sleeves, red armlets and star on emerald green cap Dreambrook Lady (IRE) 26
Distance Winner
7 11-7 J Scott D Elsworth 124 12/113.00
5 212713- Emerald green and yellow stripes, yellow sleeves, yellow cap, emerald green star Who's Cross (IRE) 38
Beaten Favourite
5 11-6 N J Henderson A Tinkler 123 13/27.50
6 422100- Maroon, Light Blue triple diamond and armlets, Light Blue cap, Maroon diamond Battlecat 201
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-3 Evan Williams Adam Wedge (3) 120 16/117.00
7 603751- Black, white braces, striped sleeves, red cap Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
5 11-1 v B G Powell Brendan Powell 118 16/117.00
8 43553-1 Beige, Maroon Cross of Lorraine and diamond on cap Dragon's Den (IRE) 11 (ex7)
6 10-12 C J Down D A Jacob 108 10/34.33
10 135853- Maroon, pink chevron, maroon sleeves, pink stars, maroon cap, pink star Tzora 37
Distance Winner
8 10-9 M Hill Hadden Frost 112 8/19.00
11 560/P08- White, Dark Blue chevron, Red and White chevrons on sleeves Royal Rationale (IRE) 99
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 10-2 b D Pipe C O'Farrell 105 14/115.00
12 46/3FPF- Brown, Turquoise Blue sleeves and cap Henry Hurst (IRE) 69
7 10-2 J C Fox James Banks (5) 105 25/126.00
Non runners
93070/00-Secret Dancer (IRE)810-10A E JonesNick Scholfield113

Verdict

A decent contest for the track and several arrive in good form. Who's Cross won at Ludlow before finishing third at Huntingdon and makes his handicap debut while Dark And Dangerous and Dragon's Den are bidding to follow up recent victories, the latter collecting a penalty for scoring over a longer distance at Ludlow 11 days ago. Battlecat and Tzora have a chance but Shammick Boy may struggle under top weight and Dreambrook Lady was below her best at Stratford last month. SUD PACIFIQUE has travelled down from Cheshire and should enjoy the faster ground. He was just edged out at Cheltenham last time and, with a leading amateur's claim taking care of a 5lb higher mark, can gain an overdue success here.