Newton Abbot

  • 14:10 Follow Attheraces On Twitter Maiden Hurdle2m 5f 122y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in places )
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 9.10s
  • Off time: 14:10:25
14:10 Newton Abbot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Buble (IRE) 11/10
2nd Major Davis (FR) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2/452-3P Light Blue and Dark Blue diamonds, halved sleeves Buble (IRE) 22
8 11-0 p D G Bridgwater T Scudamore 113 11/102.10
2 6U4D-3U Emerald Green, Emerald Green and Yellow hooped cap Carumba (IRE) 55
7 11-0 p Miss J Du Plessis James Best 33/134.00
3 098/465 Mauve, White sash, hooped sleeves, White cap Flasheen (IRE) 10
7 11-0 bt N J Hawke C Gethings (3) 66/167.00
4 F22P-23 Dark green and brown (quartered), purple sleeves, yellow cap Guerrilla Tactics (IRE) 10
7 11-0 J Scott Nick Scholfield 7/24.50
5 3542-2U Emerald green, brown stars, emerald green cap, brown star Major Davis (FR) 16
5 11-0 W Greatrex R Johnson 110 2/13.00
6 05 Yellow, black cross of lorraine and armlets, black cap, yellow star Cheyona (IRE) 30
5 10-7 J W Mullins J McGrath 50/151.00
7 57-3 Dark green, orange cross belts, white sleeves, orange cap Gaelic Surprise 21
5 10-7 W S Kittow Michael Heard (5) 16/117.00

Verdict

Major Davis has shown some signs of ability in maiden events but he’s also been less than fluent at his hurdles and unseated his rider last time out. Guerrilla Tactics is likely to fare better at this level than when finishing a well-beaten third over course and distance, but the suspicion is that he’s ideally suited by further, so preference is for BUBLE. He’s making a return to hurdles after running poorly in a novice chase and based on his second at Market Rasen in April, he should be good enough to take this. Hurdle debutant Gaelic Surprise may be capable of making the frame.