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16:30 Newton Abbot

newtonabbotracing.com Selling Hurdle (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 122y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,000 added
  • Winner: £3,899
  • 2nd: £1,145
  • 3rd: £572
  • 4th: £286
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 13.10s
  • Off Time: 16:30:33
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
1
Silk - Emerald green, purple chevrons, white cap
  • Form PP5004-
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-10
  • Official Rating 123

tracked leaders, jumped left 6th, soon ridden, lost place and racing very awkwardly 7th, weakened after 3 out

3
Silk - Black and Orange check, Black sleeves and cap
14/1
  • Form 7P/13P7-
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 107

chasing leaders after 2nd, not fluent 7th, close 3rd 2 out, stayed on, held by winner towards finish

4
Silk - Royal blue, white hoops, royal blue sleeves, red armlets, pink cap

Zulu Oscar

48 t
2/5
  • Form U1/F170-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 138

chased leaders, mistake 2nd, soon pushed along and lost place, ridden after 4th, closed after 6th, driven along 3 out, led before last, in command towards finish

5
Silk - Black, emerald green cross belts, black and white striped sleeves, white cap
  • Form 1467/FP-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 115

with leader, led after 2nd, headed 7th, mistake 3 out, soon weakened, pulled up before 2 out

6
Silk - Light Blue, Dark Blue diamond, Black cap, Light Blue spots

Key To Milan

175 pt C
16/1
  • Form 5/62570-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 103

led until after 2nd, led 7th, ridden after 3 out, edged right before 2 out, headed approaching last, held by winner towards finish

8
Silk - Dark blue, yellow cross of lorraine, dark blue and white halved sleeves
66/1
  • Form 054PPR-
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 132

held up towards rear, headway after 7th, ridden after next, weakened before 2 out

10
Silk - White, Black star, Black sleeves, White stars, White cap, Black stars
12/1
  • Form 245458-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 10-13
  • Official Rating 104

held up in rear, not fluent 3rd, headway on outside 7th, 4th when mistake 2 out, stayed on same pace

2
NR
10/1
  • Form 638521-
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-6
  • Official Rating 109

Nonrunner

7
NR
  • Form U/65333-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 104

Nonrunner

9
NR
150/1
  • Form 637P64-
  • Age 10
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 64

Nonrunner

In depth

Verdict

ZULU OSCAR won at Kempton in December and takes a big drop in class for this. He should have the measure of today’s opposition if running anywhere near his handicap mark. Shammick Boy looks next best on these terms having also been handicapping and has a bit to spare with Filatore, who won a selling hurdle at Ffos Las last month. Kleitomachos has plenty to find at the weights while Geton Xmoor has shown little since scoring at Worcester nearly two years ago now.

Formwatch

Shammick Boy (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Led until before 2nd, prominent, 3rd when not fluent 2 out, not fluent last, one pace, no extra towards finish, 4th of 14, 13l behind Cottersrock (11-2) at Kempton 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Apr.

Kleitomachos (IRE) 14-1 (11-11) Chased leader until 4 out, soon lost place and behind, 7th of 10, 26 3/4l behind Florrie Boy (11-7) at Chepstow 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Mar.

Zulu Oscar 22-1 (11-8) Chased leaders, ridden on stands side before omitted last, soon well held, 10th of 24, 19 1/4l behind Ibis Du Rheu (11-7) at Cheltenham 2m 4f hcp (2) gd in Mar.

Geton Xmoor (IRE) 66-1 (11-7) Pulled hard in mid-division, weakened 4 out, behind when pulled up before 2 out, at Wincanton 2m 5f hcp (3) sft in Jan.

Key To Milan 18-1 (11-4) Led until after 2nd, prominent, hampered before 6th,lost place after 3 out, 10th of 14, dist behind Qasser (11-6) at Taunton 2m hcp (4) gd in Nov.

Slieveardagh (IRE) 33-1 (11-0) (tt) dwelt; hdwy 11; rn out nxt, at Badbury Rings 3m gd in Feb.

Barton Rose 10-1 (11-4) Always towards rear, never involved, 8th of 13, 29 1/4l behind Carre Noir (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (4) sft in Apr.

Filatore (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Raced wide towards rear, ridden and no impression over 3f out, eased over 2f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, dist behind American Life (8-7) at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp (5) sft in Apr.

Romeo Is Bleeding (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, pushed along and went modest 4th soon after 4 out, plugged on into poor 3rd near finish, 3rd of 6, 21l behind Mother Meldrum (10-13) at Exeter 2m 3f (5) hvy in Mar.

Watchmetail (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Led until approaching 7th, soon outpaced, rallied into modest 4th, 4th of 8, dist behind I'llhavealook (11-4) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp (5) sft in Mar.