Newton Abbot

  • 18:30 Dave Chillery Divorce Celebration Selling Handicap Hurdle2m 6f

  • Winner £2,464 2nd £718 3rd £359
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.70s
  • Off time: 18:31:03
18:30 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Green Lightning (IRE) 7/2
2nd Theoystercatcher (IRE) 16/1
3rd Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 9/2
4th Jewellery (IRE) 9/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 7535/69 Dark Green, Mauve hoops Wild Tonto (IRE) 42
Course WinnerDistance Winner
10 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 95 22/123.00
2 5/0490-5 Dark Green, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green stars, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Boomtown Kat 42
Distance Winner
9 11-12 v1 Karen George A Thornton 95 16/117.00
3 24565/7- White, Black seams, Yellow sleeves, Black seams, White cap Downward Spiral (IRE) 125
Distance Winner
8 11-9 b J L Flint R Flint 92 8/19.00
4 P007-35 Light blue, purple armlets Whatsabillion (IRE) 10
11 11-7 pt Mrs A L M King A P McCoy 90 10/111.00
5 0636-35 Red and White (quartered), White sleeves and cap Freddy's Star (IRE) 34
11 11-7 M Hill C Wallis (5) 90 10/111.00
6 0P3-19U Dark Green, Yellow chevrons, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green cap, Yellow star Patricktom Boru (IRE) 20
6 11-7 Mrs L J Young D C Costello 90 25/126.00
7 4235/0-0 Emerald Green and White (quartered), diamonds on sleeves Hadron Collider (FR) 19
8 11-7 p C Nenadich Benjamin Poste (5) 90 50/151.00
8 25F5-67 Light Blue, Purple chevron, quartered cap Mangonel 19
9 11-7 v Miss J S Davis D A Jacob 90 33/134.00
9 8376-75 Dark Green and Yellow check, White sleeves Theoystercatcher (IRE) 27
7 11-4 Tim Vaughan R Johnson 87 16/117.00
10 8/1090-4 Black, grey inverted triangle Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 47
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-4 pt M Blake Tom Cannon 87 9/25.50
11 376-F30 Dark blue, gold sash, hooped sleeves, gold cap Majestic Bull (USA) 19
7 11-4 Mrs S Gardner Lucy Gardner (5) 87 20/121.00
12 880-P98 Purple, large White spots, Purple sleeves, White spots and spots on cap Jewellery (IRE) 6
Course and Distance Winner
6 11-3 v K Bishop J E Moore 86 9/110.00
13 33P0-68 Red, dark blue sleeves, red stars, red cap, dark blue star Iheardu (IRE) 17
7 11-1 pt N P Mulholland N D Fehily 84 10/111.00
14 62-3523 Maroon, Light Blue sleeves, Light Blue and White quartered cap Green Lightning (IRE) 15
Beaten Favourite
6 11-0 b M H Weston Mr T Weston (5) 83 7/24.50
15 00569-P Dark Green, Red epaulets, White sleeves, Pink cap Comical Red 36
5 10-13 Mark Gillard T J Phelan 82 50/151.00
16 0/0PP-65 WHITE, BLACK diamond, DARK BLUE and WHITE hooped sleeves, BLACK cap Hugo Drax (IRE) 15
6 10-11 bt D Pipe C O'Farrell 80 14/115.00
18 467-3U9 Royal Blue, Red sash, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves Portmeade 15
11 10-10 Mrs E B Scott Mr J Park (7) 79 50/151.00
Non runners
174/50P-62Master Wells (IRE)1210-11J D FrostMr T O'Connor80


Martin Weston has already posted a couple of successes in the current campaign with his small string and looks to have a solid chance with ex-Mark Johnston inmate GREEN LIGHTNING. He's finished close up in four of his last five handicap hurdles and should go close if handling this step-up in trip. Consistency is an important component to have on your side in these selling contests and he seems sure to be in the shake-up. Hugo Drax is interesting despite having shown little in five hurdling starts for David Pipe. He's owned by Pipe senior and was better last time, so has to be noted here with the first-time application of a tongue tie and blinkers off a fair mark. Master Wells and Sovereign Spirit are well into the veteran stage but remain competitive at this level whilst the champion jockey is a rare booking for Anabel Murphy on Whatsabillion.