Newton Abbot

  • 14:45 David Whitton Happy 70th Birthday Novices' Handicap Chase3m 2f 110y

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


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 38.10s
  • Off time: 14:45:41
14:45 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Jayandbee (IRE) 11/4
2nd Brandy And Pep (IRE) 11/1
3rd Solitary Palm (IRE) 12/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 94/455P- Emerald Green, Purple cross belts, Purple cap Jayandbee (IRE) 151
6 11-12 P J Hobbs R Johnson 92 11/43.75
2 441-PP4 Maroon, White chevron, White sleeves, Maroon stars, White cap, Maroon star Minella Ranger (IRE) 9
Course Winner
7 11-10 P Henderson T J O'Brien 90 9/110.00
3 6-44343 Red, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Red stars, Red cap, Black star Minella Bliss (IRE) 9
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-7 p Mrs N S Evans R T Dunne (3) 87 7/24.50
4 2P43-45 Black, red star, halved sleeves and star on cap Diamond Eclipse (IRE) 30
Beaten Favourite
7 11-4 Nick Williams Nick Scholfield 84 6/17.00
5 7-05733 Emerald Green, Yellow spots and armlets, hooped cap No Woman No Cry 9
Course Winner
8 11-2 pt C L Tizzard J Tizzard 82 7/24.50
6 8P1-416 Royal Blue, White chevron, White sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White quartered cap Solitary Palm (IRE) 10
Course Winner
10 11-1 b B Forsey C O'Farrell 81 12/113.00
7 45-3093 Yellow and Royal Blue (quartered), White sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap Volio Vincente (FR) 10
6 10-0 C J Gray Ian Popham 66 18/119.00
8 PPPP-66 Orange and royal blue check, orange sleeves, royal blue star on cap Brandy And Pep (IRE) 74
9 10-0 p R P Rath P J Brennan 65 11/112.00
Non runners
9PP0-883Hill Forts Gloria (IRE)810-0Mrs L HillG Sheehan65


Minella Bliss was well backed over course and distance nine days ago but soon struggling. He did, however, finish eight lengths ahead of Minella Ranger and should confirm the form. Diamond Eclipse has had plenty of chances while Jayandbee showed little over fences last season but Solitary Palm has already won here this year and may have needed his latest run. NO WOMAN NO CRY is back over fences on a lower mark than when placed twice here over hurdles recently - he gets a tentative vote.