Newton Abbot

  • 16:50 At The Races Virgin 534 Maiden Open NH Flat Race2m 1f

  • Winner £2,310 2nd £673 3rd £337
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 59.60s
  • Off time: 16:50:41
16:50 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Dardanella 5/4
2nd Laurens Ruby (IRE) 7/2
3rd State Department 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 P6 Black, white yoke and cap with red hoop Deer Park 19
6 11-2 B G Powell Mr E D Linehan (5) 16/117.00
2 PF1- ROYAL BLUE and YELLOW check, YELLOW cap Follow The Tracks (IRE) 106
5 11-2 B Barr Killian Moore (5) 25/126.00
3 Royal Blue and Yellow check Pedrow (IRE)
5 11-2 B Barr Mr H Derham (5) 11/112.00
4 Pink, Dark Blue stars, sleeves and star on cap Petit Hibou
5 11-2 S Curran Sam Twiston-Davies 16/117.00
5 4/ Yellow and White stripes, Yellow sleeves and cap State Department 619
6 11-2 P J Hobbs R Johnson 7/24.50
6 22 Dark Blue, White seams, striped sleeves, Dark Blue cap Dardanella 25
6 10-9 R Lee T Scudamore 5/42.25
7 Cerise, Gold sleeves, Mauve cap Tanner Bet
5 10-9 P Gundry Mr W Potter (7) 40/141.00
8 33 White, Dark Green hoops and armlets Laurens Ruby (IRE) 25
4 10-7 J L Flint Donal Fahy 7/24.50

Verdict

Dardanella was narrowly beaten on her debut for Richard Lee and though she's placed twice in bumpers, it's worth noting that those performances obtained in races that were against her own sex. We'll offer our vote to LAURENS RUBY as the four-year-old may just be open to more progression. John Flint's filly is in receipt of all of the allowances and her dam is daughter of smart Flat performer, Double Eclipse. State Department has clearly had problems and one would imagine that connections will be using this assignment as a stepping-stone to a hurdling campaign. Deer Park shaped encouragingly in a Stratford bumper on debut, whilst Follow The Tracks switches to racing under Rules having scored at Brampton Bryan on his last race between the flags.