Newton Abbot

  • 17:20 Richard Burston's Stag Party Weekend Handicap Chase 2m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.80s
  • Off time: 17:20:18
17:20 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Chilbury Hill (IRE) 15/8
2nd Escardo (GER) 6/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 150-354 Beige, Maroon stars The Fox's Decree 14
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-12 bt M Keighley Ian Popham 96 5/16.00
2 3P521-P PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN hoop, WHITE cap Hazeldene 70
Distance Winner
11 11-11 M Hill J McGrath (3) 95 3/14.00
3 3111-P1 Black and pink stripes, hooped sleeves, black cap Chilbury Hill (IRE) 18
Distance Winner
10 11-3 t Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 87 15/82.88
4 014-426 Black, yellow stars, black and white striped sleeves Escardo (GER) 28
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-2 p D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 86 6/17.00
5 4P/5UU-2 LIGHT BLUE, MAROON hoops and armlets Brannoc (IRE) 49
8 10-8 t A G Newcombe A Thornton 78 6/17.00
6 1402PP- Black, Light Green seams, Black sleeves and cap Stafford Charlie 18
Distance Winner
7 10-0 J G M O'Shea Ciaran McKee (7) 69 12/113.00


Escardo won this race last year and despite being some 17lb higher on this occasion, David Bridgwater's gelding does at least have ground conditions in his favour. Chilbury Hill holds few secrets from the handicapper though he's seemed a much more consistent horse since joining Tim Vaughan, and having won at Worcester earlier in the month, we fancy him to follow up. Hazeldene has been busy between the flags and he's dropped significantly down the weights since we last saw him under Rules. The Fox's Decree is known as a soft ground performer though he is a previous course and winner when similar conditions have obtained. Brannoc has shown himself to be far from the safest of conveyances yet he did run a career best at Southwell and Andrew Thornton will maintain their partnership