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13:40 Newton Abbot

Racing Partnership Supporting Racing Staff Week Maiden Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 8 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 5f 122y
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in Places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,700 added
  • Winner: £5,003
  • 2nd: £1,469
  • 3rd: £735
  • 4th: £367
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 15.00s
  • Off Time: 13:40:13
  • 8 Ran
1
  • Form: 222-153
  • Age: 8
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Trainer: Jack Barber
  • Jockey: Nick Scholfield

tracked leaders on inside, not fluent 6th, went 3rd after 3 out, no impression, mistake and weakened 2 out

2

Eden Flyer

51 h
20/1
  • Form: 05-9
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Jockey: Jonjo O'Neill Jr.

held up in rear, pecked 1st, struggling when not fluent 4 out, tailed off

3
  • Form: P3P-P66
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Trainer: P Gundry
  • Jockey: James Best

chased leaders on outside, went 2nd before 7th, ridden after 3 out, no impression on winner before next, one pace

4
  • Form: 42/1P-16
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Trainer: D A Rees
  • Jockey: S Bowen

held up in rear, headway on outside 6th, lost place before next, kept on approaching 2 out, went 3rd flat, no chance with winner

5
66/1
  • Form: 2P/U-P2P
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-2
  • Trainer: A Wintle
  • Jockey: Lorcan Williams

led until 1st, chased winner, led 4th, soon headed, lost 2nd before 7th, soon weakened, tailed off

6
14/1
  • Form: 706/7-7
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Trainer: C L Tizzard
  • Jockey: T Scudamore

mid-division, mistake and hampered 5th, headway from 7th, ridden 3 out, no impression before 2 out, lost 3rd flat

7
  • Form: PP-P4P
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Trainer: J D Frost
  • Jockey: Bryony Frost

tracked leaders, took keen hold, jumped left and bumped 5th, soon lost place, tailed off 4 out, pulled up after next

8

Parody

30
1/4
  • Form: 56-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 10-9
  • Trainer: P F Nicholls
  • Jockey: H Cobden

led 1st, not fluent and headed 4th, soon led again, clear before 2 out, easily

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Ballyjim ran a solid race here last time when third to the impressive The Butcher Said and should be competitive in this ordinary maiden contest. However, the concession of 7lb to the lightly-raced PARODY (NAP) for the powerful Nicholls operation may prove too demanding. The selection appears one of the champion trainer's lesser lights but still showed more than enough when runner-up here last time to suggest she's more than capable of landing a prize such as this. Robin Of Sherwood is a dual point-to-point winner and it would be reasonable to expect improvement from the Tizzard pair of Floral Queen and Eden Flyer.

Formwatch

Ballyjim (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway before 2 out, went 3rd flat, stayed on, no impression on winner, 3rd of 8, 10 1/2l behind The Butcher Said (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (3) gd in Jun.

Eden Flyer 40-1 (11-0) Towards rear, ridden and struggling 7f out, well behind final 5f, 9th of 14, dist behind The Swagman (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (5) gd in May.

Minella Rising (IRE) 50-1 (10-12) Keen early, chased leader until after 2nd, 2nd again 4 out until after 3 out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 19 1/4l behind The Butcher Said (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (3) gd in Jun.

Robin Of Sherwood (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Behind, tailed off before 4 out, 6th of 7, dist behind Le Musee (10-12) at Ffos Las 2m 3f (4) gd in Jun.

Tucks Bergin (IRE) Evensfav (12-0) (v) (tt) prom til wknd qckly aft 3 out; pu bypassing nxt, at Umberleigh 3m gd in Jun.

Floral Queen 16-1 (10-5) Held up in mid-division, some headway after 3 out, weakened before next, 7th of 8, 26 1/4l behind The Butcher Said (11-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f (3) gd in Jun.

Missyouatgorcombe 66-1 (10-12) Behind, struggling final circuit, tailed off 4 out, pulled up next, at Fontwell 2m 3f (4) gs in Jun.

Parody 10-1 (11-0) Chased winner, ridden and every chance 2 out, not fluent last, held flat, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Takingitallin (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn (4) gd in Jun.