Newton Abbot

  • 17:10 Kingsteignton Mares' Novices' Hurdle2m 6f

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 14.30s
  • Off time: 17:10:32
17:10 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Present Gesture (IRE) 6/4
2nd Caoba 8/1
3rd Shenanigan 5/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 54222-1 Red, Yellow cross belts, diabolo on sleeves and spots on cap Caoba 320
Course Winner
5 11-5 V R A Dartnall Christian Williams 102 8/19.00
2 315703 Emerald Green, Orange stripe, striped sleeves Shenanigan 10
8 11-5 W K Goldsworthy J E Moore 115 5/23.50
3 131P Light blue, brown stripe and armlets Valleyofthedolls 26
Beaten Favourite
5 11-5 A King R Thornton 4/15.00
4 00 Black, Light Blue star, striped sleeves and star on cap Allperksonice 73
6 10-12 Mark Gillard T J Phelan (3) 100/1101.00
6 6-00P0 Royal Blue, White stars, halved sleeves, White cap, Royal Blue stars Mangonel 11
5 10-12 H S Howe T Scudamore 100/1101.00
7 F/8-38 Maroon, Emerald Green chevron, armlets and cap Play With Fire 13
8 10-12 Mrs Caroline Keevil T J O'Brien 74 40/141.00
8 150004 Yellow and Emerald Green chevrons, Emerald Green armlet, Emerald Green cap, Yellow diamond Present Gesture (IRE) 32
6 10-12 G Elliott A P McCoy 109 6/42.50
9 0-545U ROYAL BLUE and EMERALD GREEN diabolo, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, quartered cap Sandy Denny (IRE) 176
6 10-12 J W Mullins A Thornton (3) 20/121.00
10 0-0PP Yellow, Royal Blue chevron, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and Yellow quartered cap Somerset Rose 26
5 10-12 T R George J Milczarek (10) 66/167.00
11 0-330P4 White, Black sash, Yellow cap Southern Exit 18
6 10-12 p1 M G Rimell S P Jones (3) 98 25/126.00
12 6F7 Dark green, white star, checked sleeves Sleeping 13
4 10-4 p1 L Corcoran D A Jacob 89 50/151.00
Non runners
56P44P7Callerlilly510-12N J HawkeK Burke104


In the hope that whatever was ailing her last time is now cleared up we will give another chance here to VALLEYOFTHEDOLLS, while Present Gesture, Shenanigan and Caoba are all considered. The selection is proven in today's conditions and over a similar trip, and has won two of her four career starts. Perhaps the testing ground was too much for her last time, when she emptied very quickly, but she is worth persevering with against her own sex. Present Gesture is another who goes well on fast ground, and although she has been out of sorts throughout this season, the booking of Tony McCoy is perhaps significant, and she may do much better now the ground has dried up. Shenanigan needs to prove that she handles this going but she certainly stays this trip and has some very good form in context to bring to the contest, so she should not be far away. Caoba was a fortunate winner last time but did at least prove that she goes on fast ground. She is a consistent performer who stays well, though on balance her form does not look strong enough to win this. Southern Exit looks to have frame claims especially if the cheek pieces work, but we are happy to side with Valleyofthedolls.