13:50 Newton Abbot

E.B.F. 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle (Qualifier) (Class 4)

  • 6 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 3f
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 32.90s
  • Off Time: 13:50:11
  • 6 Ran
Silk - White, Pink stars, White cap, Pink star
  • Form 2/331-F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-5
  • Official Rating 119

reared start, lost 10 lengths, rapid headway to lead 2nd, tended to jump left, ridden when hit last and landed awkwardly, ran on

Silk - Turquoise Blue, Scarlet hoops, striped sleeves, White cap
  • Form UUP67
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

always in rear, ridden 4th, behind 6th, tailed off, finished in own time

Silk - Scarlet, Emerald Green sleeves, Black and Emerald Green hooped cap
  • Form 745-632
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 110

tracked winner after 2nd, hampered 4th, tracked leaders after next, ridden to chase winner approaching 2 out, challenged between last two, no impression flat

Silk - White, Red stars, White sleeves, Dark Blue stars, Red and White striped cap
  • Form 3/PF-F61
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

tracked leaders, went 2nd after 5th until approaching 2 out, ridden and kept on one pace

Silk - Royal Blue and Yellow check
  • Form 1PP523
  • Age 6
  • Weight 10-12

hampered start, lost 15 lengths, recovered by 2nd, in rear, ridden 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out

Silk - Royal Blue, Yellow spots on sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form UU/2PF-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-5

led until 2nd, close up, ridden 4 out, weakened approaching 2 out

In depth


TIMESAWASTIN looked potentially useful when storming to victory at Ffos Las in March and again when falling two out when clear on the same track the following month. The eventual winner that day, Ongenstown Lad, has subsequently won three times in Ireland so the form looks very strong and he can return to action with another victory. Briefcase is also on the upgrade as he showed with a very good second to Teshali over 2m5f at Uttoxeter when he led at today's trip. He looks the main threat as winning point-to-pointers Business Time and Don't Look Bach are making their hurdling debuts.


Timesawastin (IRE) 2-11fav (11-5) Led, 12 lengths clear on bit when fell 2 out, in a race won by Ongenstown Lad (10-13) at Ffos Las 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Apr, 6 ran.

All For Eve 100-1 (10-12) In rear, behind 4th, tailed off next, 7th of 11, well behind Royale's Charter (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.

Briefcase (IRE) 8-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, headway after 4th, led 6th, headed after 3 out, not fluent last, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Teshali (11-5) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.

Business Time 10-1 (12-0) Mostly 2nd until 6l 2nd 4out, closed from 3out, faster jump & ld 2out, 5l adv last, sow, won at Dromahane 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Fromthetop (12-0) by 8l, 18 ran.

Don't Look Bach (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, hung left and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 13l behind Hazy Tom (11-0) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.

Miss Tinks 2-1 (11-0) 2nd when fell 3, in a race won by Erehwon (12-0) at Badbury Rings 2m 4f ptp fm in Apr, 5 ran.