Newton Abbot

  • 14:30 SIS At The Heart Of Racing Mares' Novices' Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £6,173 2nd £1,813 3rd £906 4th £453
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.82s
  • Off time: 14:30:42
14:30 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Enchanting Smile (FR) 6/1
2nd August Hill (IRE) 3/10
3rd Prettyasapicture 11/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 72F11-1 Pink, Maroon star August Hill (IRE) 36
6 11-10 ht P J Hobbs R Johnson 120 3/101.30
2 F21-33F Dark Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Pink cap Enchanting Smile (FR) 18
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-6 t Mark Gillard T J O'Brien 93 6/17.00
3 6/244FU- Black, beige hooped sleeves Darcey Diva 56
6 11-0 h Miss J Du Plessis James Best (3) 16/117.00
4 2PPP-38 Dark Green, White cross belts, diabolo on sleeves, check cap Our Georgie Girl 7
7 11-0 hb P Gundry Mr Joshua Newman (7) 66/167.00
5 324-3 Light blue, pink striped sleeves Prettyasapicture 25
5 11-0 A King A P McCoy 11/43.75
6 74-0P Dark blue and beige stripes, beige sleeves and cap Solitairy Girl 22
5 11-0 Nick Mitchell Nick Scholfield 50/151.00
7 0/0- White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Southfield Belle (IRE) 64
5 11-0 Mrs Caroline Keevil Ian Popham 50/151.00
8 U Red, black seams, black sleeves, red stars, red cap You've Been Mowed 15
8 11-0 N B King T E Whelan (3) 14/115.00

Verdict

AUGUST HILL goes from strength to strength and it's difficult to see her winning run coming to an end here, despite a double penalty. She gave 17lb and a three-length beating to Enchanting Smile at Wincanton in April so there looks to be little chance that the runner-up will reverse that form. Prettyisapicture is probably the danger as she'll improve on her third at Wetherby and none of the others make much appeal.