Newton Abbot

  • 17:55 Mint Casino, Torquay Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 4.50s
  • Off time: 17:56:46
17:55 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Tabaran (FR) 13/2
2nd Markington 11/1
3rd Captain Becket 5/1
4th Marigolds Way 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0/148-PP MAUVE, YELLOW panel and cuffs, quartered cap Paddleyourowncanoe (IRE) 133
9 11-12 p1 Miss E Baker Sean Quinlan (3) 118 33/134.00
2 134543 Yellow, emerald green and yellow striped sleeves Cold Mountain (IRE) 180
8 11-12 J W Mullins J E Moore 115 25/126.00
3 4-71206 Orange and Yellow (quartered), diabolo on sleeves, striped cap Markington 175
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 b P Bowen T J O'Brien 113 11/112.00
4 518P06 Red, Black hoops, Red sleeves, White armlets Orion Express 10
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 11-9 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (7) 112 25/126.00
5 623221 White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red and White striped cap Tabaran (FR) 27
Distance Winner
7 11-7 pt Mrs A M Thorpe O Dayman (7) 110 13/27.50
6 672-P21 RED, GOLD sleeves, BROWN and GOLD quartered cap Stance 345
Course WinnerDistance Winner
11 11-5 p P Hedger J M Davies 108 25/126.00
7 570070 Yellow, White Cross of Lorraine, Black and Yellow striped cap Gaspara (FR) 43
7 11-4 b1 D Pipe Danny Cook (3) 107 11/43.75
8 61250-P Yellow, black diamond, yellow sleeves, black spots, yellow cap, black diamond Intac (IRE) 26
8 11-4 t1 C L Tizzard L Heard 114 50/151.00
9 55875P Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Future Vision 73
5 11-2 Jonjo O'Neill R P McLernon (3) 105 16/117.00
10 94/26-1 Light blue, dark blue seams, striped sleeves, red cap Kateal 15
7 11-1 R H & Mrs S Alner A Thornton 104 10/111.00
11 456647 Red, white cross belts, black and white hooped cap Marigolds Way 5
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-11 R J Hodges Harry Skelton (3) 100 12/113.00
12 6/4274-7 Emerald Green, Orange hoops, checked sleeves, quartered cap Paradise Regained (FR) 155
7 10-11 Mrs S Leech A Glassonbury 100 33/134.00
13 4-37P14 Emerald Green, White cross belts and sleeves, striped cap Merry Music (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
11 10-8 J S Smith Gerard Tumelty (3) 97 20/121.00
14 65P424 Dark green and white (quartered), chevrons on sleeves, white cap Bring It On Home 13
6 10-5 Mrs S Leech Nick Scholfield 94 10/111.00
15 P-01510 White, Orange epaulets and star on cap Bubbs 127
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 N G Ayliffe R Greene 89 16/117.00
16 700 PURPLE, EMERALD GREEN hoop, WHITE cap Mr Straffan (IRE) 26
7 10-0 M Hill E Glassonbury (7) 88 33/134.00
17 0977P0 Purple and Grey check, Grey sleeves and cap Captain Becket 15
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 10-0 J D Frost M J Quinlan (7) 85 5/16.00


He has plenty to prove but MR STRAFFAN may be worth siding with if the market emits any confidence; those with more obvious claims include Kateal, Markington and Tabaran. The selection is just out of the weights and has shown precious little in two starts under Rules but his dam is from a family of smart stayers and it would be no surprise to see him produce an improved effort now handicapping over a longer trip although the market will provide the best guide. If the money fails to arrive then you could do worse than side with Kateal who looks sure to progress again for this longer trip whilst Markington has plenty of form to his name in similar contests and his handicap mark is heading in the right direction. Tabaran hasn't been too harshly treated for an easy win last time but there must be some doubt as to whether he can build on that given that it was just the second success of his career. Gaspara is always worth a look but she's showed little zest this season whilst Merry Music and Bring It On Home are others that could feature in an open race where Mr Straffan is a very speculative selection.