Newton Abbot

  • 17:20 Ronnie Cook Memorial Handicap Hunters' Chase2m 5f 110y

  • Winner £4,118 2nd £1,277 3rd £638 4th £319
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 8.00s
  • Off time: 17:22:34
17:20 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chapoturgeon (FR) 11/8
2nd Presentandcorrect (IRE) 4/1
3rd Tiermore (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1123/1P- ROYAL BLUE, EMERALD GREEN sleeves, WHITE cap, EMERALD GREEN spots Chapoturgeon (FR) 66
Distance Winner
9 12-7 R Barber Mr J Barber (5) 138 11/82.38
2 14456-1 Primrose, Purple cross belts and sleeves, White cap Himalayan Express 19
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-3 p Mrs D Plunkett Mr J Martin (5) 120 7/18.00
3 U/1P135- White, Red and White hooped sleeves, Black and White hooped cap Regal Rumpus 29
Beaten Favourite
11 10-12 ht L Jefford Mr W Biddick 115 16/117.00
4 P2PP3-0 Emerald green, orange chevrons, halved sleeves, orange cap Louis Pasteur (IRE) 19
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-10 b D Drake Mr R G Henderson (3) 113 16/117.00
5 45P15-9 Dark green, dark blue cross belts, dark blue and dark green quartered cap Soulard (USA) 19
Distance Winner
10 10-7 Mrs S Leech Miss Hannah Watson (3) 110 33/134.00
7 P131-U1 White, brown hoops, white sleeves, white cap, brown spots Presentandcorrect (IRE) 8
Course and Distance Winner
12 10-7 T F Sage Mr M Wall 107 4/15.00
8 1112-1F PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets, RED cap, BLACK diamonds Findlay's Find (IRE) 8
7 10-7 Mrs M Miles Miss A Stirling (7) 103 8/19.00
9 231-113 Purple, Emerald Green epaulets and diamond on cap Lady Myfanwy 9
12 10-7 Mrs M Miles Miss H Lewis (7) 102 16/117.00
10 25P2-93 Yellow, red sleeves, yellow armlets and diamond on red cap Party Pictures (IRE) 13
10 10-7 Mrs S Westwood Miss Leanda Tickle (7) 101 40/141.00
11 834242- Light blue and white check, dark blue sleeves and cap Tiermore (IRE) 27
9 10-7 R E Luke Alan Johns (7) 100 14/115.00
12 35543-4 Pink, light blue star, armlets and stars on cap Big Game Hunter (IRE) 19
7 10-7 A B Leyshon Miss R Leyshon (7) 96 25/126.00
Non runners
613352-0How's My Friend810-7J G CannMiss A Bush108

Verdict

CHAPOTURGEON made mistakes in the Foxhunter Chase at Cheltenham and, after making a short-lived effort on the final circuit, was pulled up. But he'd beaten a much stronger field than this on his reappearance at Newbury and is likely to short a price here, despite his welter burden. Presentandcorrect may be the danger as he had Regal Rumpus and Himalayan Express behind when scoring at Stratford last month and meets both on much better terms. He won a point-to-point last week and is preferred to last year's winner Louis Pasteur and the generally disappointing How's My Friend. Findlay's Find is preferred to Lady Myfanwy of Myfanwy Miles' two runners but the selection's declaration has left the weights looking decidedly lop-sided.