Newton Abbot

  • 14:20 Visit Silks Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £3,080 2nd £898 3rd £449
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 24.10s
  • Off time: 14:20:49
14:20 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Littledean Jimmy (IRE) 5/2
2nd My Legal Lady 15/2
3rd Briefcase (IRE) 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 P/F53P2- Pink and Brown diamonds, Pink sleeves and cap Ballyhilty Bridge 57
6 10-12 P Henderson T J O'Brien 20/121.00
4 52325-5 Scarlet, Emerald Green sleeves, Black and Emerald Green hooped cap Briefcase (IRE) 8
7 10-12 t1 G F Edwards C O'Farrell 110 5/23.50
6 Orange, Green striped sleeves, Orange cap, Green spots Court Humour
9 10-12 P Purdy L Treadwell 200/1201.00
7 3/1- RED, BLACK armlets In The Dock (IRE) 365
6 10-12 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 5/16.00
8 5503-22 Light blue, red braces, sleeves and star on cap Littledean Jimmy (IRE) 5
7 10-12 J G M O'Shea A P McCoy 112 5/23.50
10 02/115-4 Red, Grey cross belts and armlets Russie With Love 20
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-12 C J Down J M Davies 118 9/25.50
11 P51- LIGHT BLUE, WHITE spots, armlets and cap Top Green (FR) 71
5 10-12 J D Frost Hadden Frost 20/121.00
13 547P/2U- Black, yellow epaulets, yellow sleeves, black armlets, yellow cap My Legal Lady 39
7 10-5 b H S Howe T Scudamore 15/28.50
Non runners
152/215-3Shangani (USA)611-5Miss V WilliamsAidan Coleman118
2S2/4PP-Alltheroadrunning (IRE)510-12B G PowellBrendan Powell
5PSP/0Castleboy Warrior (IRE)610-12G A HamA Thornton
942248-6Rainbow Haze610-12P C DandoMr B Moorcroft
123P2-9Tiquer (FR)410-7A E JonesNick Scholfield


Littledean Jimmy continues to run well but has now had 10 starts over hurdles without managing to get his head and this is the longest trip he's tackled so far. Russie With Love made a winning start over hurdles over this trip at Wincanton but was a little disappointing when only fourth at Exeter earlier this month while Shangani was beaten at odds-on at Southwell, though will have found that 2m trip too sharp. Winning pointer IN THE DOCK changed hands for £25,000 in the November sales and, though he'll undoubtedly do better over fences in time, may well be good enough to score over hurdles in the interim given a test of stamina. He gets the vote ahead of the one-paced Briefcase.