Newton Abbot

  • 17:15 SIS International Novices' Handicap Hurdle2m 1f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.20s
  • Off time: 17:15:32
17:15 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sarenice (FR) 11/2
2nd Hawk Gold (IRE) 11/2
3rd Illegale (IRE) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P4-5421 Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Bay Central (IRE) 6
9 11-12 e Evan Williams Paul Moloney 88 13/82.62
3 08/6P8-4 LIGHT BLUE, WHITE spots, armlets and cap Sarenice (FR) 67
7 11-9 J D Frost Hadden Frost 85 11/26.50
4 407 Dark blue, red stars on sleeves Sid 22
5 11-9 b1 Mark Gillard Tom Cannon 85 50/151.00
5 F0/4-304 Emerald Green, Yellow stars, armlets and stars on cap Maggie Aron 6
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-8 t James Hughes Michael Byrne (3) 84 7/24.50
6 80/80-66 Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap Si Bien (FR) 22
Distance Winner
8 11-8 t N G Ayliffe C Wallis (5) 84 25/126.00
8 F/460 Emerald green, pink spots on sleeves and cap Sassy Wren 26
8 11-5 C J Down J M Davies 81 20/121.00
9 367/3-14 Emerald Green, Maroon cross belts, striped sleeves and star on cap Hawk Gold (IRE) 47
9 11-1 b Miss M P Bryant Conor Shoemark (7) 77 11/26.50
10 6962-P4 Black, Orange triple diamond and sleeves, quartered cap Illegale (IRE) 56
7 10-12 t P C Dando L P Aspell 74 6/17.00
Non runners
288-7559Haveumistim711-9B J LlewellynRobert Williams85
790607-Royal Trooper (IRE)711-7Jim BestA P McCoy83


The application of eye-shields to BAY CENTRAL has made plenty of difference to the fortunes of Evan Williams' nine-year-old, and having recently made all to win a handicap chase off a mark of 103, connections will be surprised if he can't take advantage of his significantly lower mark over hurdles. Royal Trooper hasn't set the world alight since switching to hurdles but he had enough ability to win five races on the Flat for previous connections. Sarenice has been tried against some hot opposition in the past and this should be a much more realistic assignment for Jimmy Frost's mare. Hawk Gold finally got off the mark with a victory at Plumpton and though that a very moderate contest, the second has gone on to win a handicap at Towcester.