Newton Abbot

  • 14:30 Paignton Zoo Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 3f

  • Winner £2,464 2nd £718 3rd £359
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 29.10s
  • Off time: 14:30:24
14:30 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Just Cloudy 11/2
2nd Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 7/2
3rd Green Lightning (IRE) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 4706-23 Royal Blue, Red inverted triangle, sleeves and star on cap Mount Vesuvius (IRE) 21
5 11-12 t P Henderson T J O'Brien 92 7/24.50
2 0545-P6 Royal blue, red hollow box, grey and red halved sleeves, grey and red quartered cap Palio Square (USA) 13
6 11-11 b J L Flint Mr T J Flint (7) 91 11/26.50
3 0946-87 LIGHT BLUE, YELLOW sleeves, LIGHT BLUE cap, WHITE spots Kruseman 5
6 11-10 bt R Woollacott A Glassonbury 90 20/121.00
4 P/PP4-26 Grey, Yellow seams, Grey cap, Yellow star Present Accepted 27
6 11-10 Mrs P N Dutfield Gary Derwin (7) 90 33/134.00
5 88-755 Red, Black hoops, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red and Yellow hooped cap Haveumistim 16
7 11-9 B J Llewellyn M J Quinlan (3) 89 20/121.00
6 756F/FP- Gold, Black hoops, Scarlet cap Just Cloudy 114
9 11-8 t R Walford D A Jacob 88 11/26.50
7 03-67 Royal Blue and Light Blue (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, Light Blue cap, Royal Blue diamond Sedgemoor Express (IRE) 13
5 11-5 pt N J Hawke Thomas Cheesman (7) 85 18/119.00
8 40/0PP-6 WHITE, BLACK diamond, DARK BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK cap Hugo Drax (IRE) 32
6 11-0 t D Pipe Mr M Heard (7) 80 12/113.00
9 068-6 Yellow, black star, black sleeves, yellow armlets, yellow cap, black star The Presidents Man (IRE) 8
6 10-13 F Brennan G Sheehan (5) 79 50/151.00
10 P62-352 Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue and White quartered cap Green Lightning (IRE) 4
6 10-10 b M H Weston T Messenger 76 9/43.25
11 560P/PF- Maroon, light blue chevron, light blue sleeves, maroon stars, maroon cap, light blue stars First Spirit 58
7 10-8 Miss Sarah Robinson Kevin Jones (7) 74 100/1101.00
12 6-3PP69 Gold, black diamond, hooped sleeves and diamonds on cap Abbi Jicaro 4
6 10-8 t M B Shears Mr O Garner (7) 74 50/151.00
13 5534PP- Pink, royal blue diamond, sleeves and cap Plug In Baby 224
5 10-6 Nick Mitchell Nick Scholfield 72 20/121.00

Verdict

GREEN LIGHTNING is gradually improving and McCoy's presence in the saddle today suggests connections think he is finally ready to open his account. He's getting 16lb from Mount Vesuvius, placed twice here last month in this grade. Present Accepted was second over 2m1f at Exeter two runs ago but ran a shocker upped in distance at Wincanton and has something to prove now. Haveumistim showed a bit more at Ffos Las last time and may be best of the rest.