Newton Abbot

  • 14:40 Independent Racecourses Limited, IRL Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £2,738 2nd £798 3rd £399
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 16.70s
  • Off time: 14:40:26
14:40 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Strong Wind (IRE) 7/2
2nd Cash For Steel (IRE) 3/1
3rd Mister Hendre 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 23/1-963 White, red diamond and armlets, red and white striped cap Strong Wind (IRE) 20
8 11-12 J D Frost Hadden Frost 93 7/24.50
2 44FU-65 Black, beige hooped sleeves Darcey Diva 7
6 11-8 h Miss J Du Plessis James Best (3) 89 11/112.00
3 P3-UF12 MAUVE, PURPLE chevron, hooped sleeves and cap Mister Hendre 20
6 11-7 P Bowen R Johnson 88 3/14.00
4 72U790- Dark Blue, White braces, armlets and cap Unefille De Guye (FR) 100
6 11-4 h V R A Dartnall Giles Hawkins (3) 85 25/126.00
5 7490-31 Emerald Green and Light Green stripes Cash For Steel (IRE) 20
Course and Distance Winner
7 10-13 R T Phillips Daniel Hiskett (7) 80 3/14.00
6 2568P-U Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap Spice Hill (IRE) 7
8 10-12 p N G Ayliffe Mikey Ennis (7) 79 50/151.00
7 0/36P80- Black and Light Blue check, Black sleeves, Light Blue armlets, Red cap Goodacres Garden (IRE) 126
7 10-11 t1 S Lycett Peter Carberry (3) 78 12/113.00
8 00-0226 ROYAL BLUE, WHITE seams, RED and WHITE hooped cap Watchmetail (IRE) 12
8 10-8 pt J F Panvert C O'Farrell 75 9/110.00
9 7468P-P Pink, Black triple diamond and sleeves, Black cap, Pink diamond No Ifs No Buts 13
5 10-8 D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 75 8/19.00
10 P90-74P Royal blue, red chevron, royal blue sleeves, red stars Genuine Art 12
7 10-0 p Lucy Jones Ian Popham 64 100/1101.00

Verdict

Cash For Steel was favoured by the weights when winning a seller over track and trip last time. Strong Wind finished third and may well reverse running on better terms. MISTER HENDRE finally got his act together when runner-up over a shorter trip in a handicap here last month. He's up 5lb but dropping down a grade so Peter Bowen's charge is fancied to open his account in this company. Watchmetail made a mess of things at Worcester last time but looks best of the rest on his earlier second at Fontwell.