Newton Abbot

  • 17:25 David Cook Happy Birthday Maiden Hurdle2m 1f

  • Winner £3,509 2nd £1,030 3rd £515 4th £258
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 0.30s
  • Off time: 17:25:31
17:25 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Leader Of The Land (IRE) 14/1
2nd Osorios Trial 9/4
3rd Chapelle Du Roi (USA) 33/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 42/13-35 Dark blue and white check, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Bob Tucker (IRE) 9
6 11-1 B G Powell A P Cawley 12/113.00
2 PP-60F Dark Blue, Pink star, Pink sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Dark Blue cap, Pink star Bolberry Springs 38
6 11-1 C L Tizzard J Tizzard 14/115.00
3 White, Royal Blue sash, Red sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue star Highlife Dancer 11
5 11-1 M R Channon W T Kennedy 7/18.00
4 F Royal blue, red chevron, red and royal blue hooped sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Leader Of The Land (IRE) 23
6 11-1 Robert Stephens M G Nolan (3) 14/115.00
5 P-65 Royal Blue, Red cross belts, Red and Royal Blue diabolo on sleeves, Red cap Nudge The Nugget 2
5 11-1 b N J Hawke M J Quinlan (3) 150/1151.00
6 324 Red and Black (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Osorios Trial 9
6 11-1 h A Middleton N D Fehily 105 9/43.25
7 360- Emerald Green, White seams, White sleeves, Emerald Green armlets, Yellow cap Portway Flyer (IRE) 197
5 11-1 Ian Williams Rob McCarth (5) 13/82.62
8 94 Royal blue, yellow cross of lorraine, sleeves and star on cap Chapelle Du Roi (USA) 32
4 11-0 Robert Stephens Ian Popham 33/134.00
9 U-7P Yellow, royal blue and yellow halved sleeves No No Cardinal (IRE) 23
4 11-0 h Mark Gillard T J Phelan 50/151.00
10 Black, pink star, sleeves and cap Keyhole Kate 15
4 10-7 p P Gundry James Best (3) 66/167.00
11 Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots Lily Potts 15
4 10-7 C J Down J M Davies 12/113.00


A very low key start to proceedings and hurdling debutant Highlife Dancer must have every chance of making a winning start. He rattled up a hat-trick on fast ground on the Flat at the start of the summer, though has been out of sorts recently. OSORIOS TRIAL has the best hurdles form so is probably the one to beat as he was taking on much stronger opposition in a Stratford handicap nine days ago. Portway Flyer hinted at ability at Huntingdon at the start of the year but may just need this.