Newton Abbot

  • 15:20 SIS International Novice Chase2m 110y

  • Winner £4,874 2nd £1,431 3rd £716 4th £358
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 56.90s
  • Off time: 15:20:21
15:20 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Changing The Guard 5/4
2nd Highway Code (USA) 7/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 245-B71 White, black epaulets, maroon and white diabolo on sleeves, black and maroon quartered cap Changing The Guard 26
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-8 t Dr R D P Newland Sam Twiston-Davies 134 5/42.25
2 0569-P0 Dark Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Pink cap Comical Red 26
5 11-1 Mark Gillard Jake Hodson (7) 100/1101.00
3 711/40P- Yellow and Purple (quartered), Purple sleeves, Yellow stars Featherintheattic (IRE) 101
Distance Winner
8 11-1 p1 W Greatrex J M Maguire 123 3/14.00
4 6233-23 Yellow, large Purple spots, Purple sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Purple spots Highway Code (USA) 19
Distance Winner
7 11-1 R Lee R Johnson 124 7/42.75
5 4FP-3F8 Royal Blue, Beige stars Special Boru (IRE) 26
7 11-1 t S Kerswell R Mahon 50/151.00
6 F5/5-470 Royal Blue, Beige sleeves Sportsreport (IRE) 13
5 11-1 J W Mullins A Thornton 28/129.00


CHANGING THE GUARD took the scalp of Baby Mix last month and with that line of form appearing to scare away much of the likely opposition, we will seek not to oppose him under a penalty. Highway Code bids to break his duck at the seventh time of asking. He didn't appear to stay over further at Worcester and the drop back to two miles should suit. Featherintheattic won a bumper and two hurdles for Nicky Henderson before going to the sales last summer. He ran respectably on his debut for Warren Greatrex but he hasn't shown very much on two subsequent outings. Sportsreport has plenty to find on his form under Rules while the remainder appear hard to fancy.