Newton Abbot

  • 18:30 Selling Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £1,792 2nd £522 3rd £261
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 26.70s
  • Off time: 18:39:35
18:30 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 5/1
2nd Transvestite (IRE) 12/1
3rd Daneva (IRE) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1235-08 White, Black star, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars Heir To Be 14
Distance Winner
12 11-12 bt M Blake D Elsworth 95 18/119.00
2 2/758-12 Yellow, Dark Green chevrons, Yellow sleeves and cap Hereditary 44
9 11-12 pt Mrs L C Jewell Peter Hatton (7) 95 10/111.00
3 213-85 Orange, Dark Blue cross belts and sleeves, Dark Blue and Orange quartered cap Storm Jack (FR) 27
6 11-12 J Scott W T Kennedy 95 17/29.50
4 000000- Light Blue, Black sleeves, Mauve cap, Purple spots Daneva (IRE) 61
7 11-10 t J D Frost Hadden Frost 93 33/134.00
5 57815-4 Purple and Grey check, Grey sleeves and cap Captain Becket 15
Course WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-10 J D Frost Mr T O'Connor (5) 93 12/113.00
6 7U53-75 Pink, Purple hoop, armlets and cap Aconitum (GER) 15
6 11-7 N P Mulholland A Guerin (10) 90 16/117.00
7 443-311 White, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine, Royal Blue sleeves, White armlets and star on Royal Blue cap Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 12
Distance Winner
9 11-7 pt C Gordon Tom Cannon (5) 90 5/16.00
8 06/4U-62 Dark Blue and Orange (quartered), Dark Blue sleeves, Orange armlets, Orange cap Transvestite (IRE) 27
9 11-4 N G Ayliffe Gemma Gracey-Davison (5) 87 12/113.00
9 13566-3 Orange, Light Blue stars Lady Pacha 22
4 11-2 G McPherson Killian Moore (10) 89 11/26.50
10 8004-66 Red, Royal Blue epaulets, striped sleeves Jomade (IRE) 17
5 11-2 Mrs M Hobbs Sean Quinlan 85 15/28.50
11 06-P634 Light blue, yellow star, yellow sleeves, light blue stars, light blue cap, yellow star Carhue Princess (IRE) 15
Beaten Favourite
5 10-12 J L Flint R Flint 81 17/29.50
12 7745-61 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Kings Story (IRE) 27
Course and Distance Winner
7 10-4 v Mrs S Leech Paul Moloney 73 6/17.00


This looks quite competitive for a seller but most people's idea of the winner will be Sovereign Spirit, who has already won twice at Fontwell this month. He's 10lb higher now, however, and is also better on a faster surface. Kings Story and Transvestite look closely matched on their run together over C&D last month and should be thereabouts, while Carhue Princess has shown enough to suggest she can be a force in this grade and may be suited by this longer trip. Hereditary was in decent form in the spring and makes more appeal than veteran Heir To Be but CAPTAIN BECKET may have needed his run here earlier in the month and has dropped to a fair mark now. He could be the one here with Tom O'Connor taking off a further 5lb.