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18:05 Newton Abbot

Partyfarecaterers.Co.Uk Conditional Jockeys' Claiming Hurdle (Class F) (Class F)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 1f
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • added
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 17.60s
  • 7 Ran
1st
Silk -
2nd
Silk -
5/2

    1
    Silk - Red, Black sash, sleeves and diamond on cap
    • Form 41130-0
    • Age 7
    • Weight 11-6

    led at good pace, clear 3rd, hit next, headed approaching 5th, soon ridden, weakened quickly, pulled up before 2 out

    3
    Silk - Dark Green, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green stars, Dark Green cap, Yellow star
    12/1
    • Form P0F050-
    • Age 8
    • Weight 10-12

    held up, ridden and some headway after 3 out, no impression after, left 3rd last

    4
    Silk - Dark Green, Orange hoops, Dark Green sleeves, Orange cap

    Devote

    48 b
    5/2
    • Form 556415-
    • Age 6
    • Weight 10-10

    chased leader, ridden after 3 out, weakening when not fluent 2 out, left 2nd last

    5
    Silk - Dark Blue, White chevron, White sleeves, Dark Blue armlets, White cap
    • Form 0000-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-10

    always towards rear, tailed off from 3 out

    6
    Silk - Light Blue, Black sleeves, Mauve cap, Purple spots
    11/2
    • Form 2/00155-
    • Age 7
    • Weight 10-10

    held up, headway to lead approaching 5th, ridden approaching 2 out, left clear last

    8
    Silk - YELLOW, DARK BLUE hollow box, armlets and cap
    • Form 0-
    • Age 4
    • Weight 10-6

    chased leader from 3rd, ridden approaching 5th, weakened 3 out

    9
    Silk - Grey, Pink sash, sleeves and cap
    • Form 31F/PP6-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 10-5

    held up behind, mistake 2nd, not fluent 3rd and 5th, ridden and headway after 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, 2 lengths clear and staying on when fell last

    2
    NR

    Cliquey

    23
    • Form 441P10-
    • Age 5
    • Weight 11-2

    Nonrunner

    7
    NR
    • Form 0PPP0P-
    • Age 10
    • Weight 10-10

    Nonrunner

    In depth

    Verdict

    The versatile Devote holds strong claims here and is taken to beat Major Belle and Gregorian. Jimmy Frost's gelding returns after a couple of fruitless efforts on the flat at Bath and Chepstow, but is much better over the jumps as he proved when landing a Taunton seller back in March over this trip. He can go on any ground and looks the one to beat. Gregorian appears to have gone off the boil in recent races but if reproducing his winter form when successful at Leicester and Ludlow he must be in with a chance. A bigger threat to the selection could be Major Belle a winning French chaser, now with Martin Pipe. He didn't cut much ice on his British debut last month, but it was a much better contest and he looks certain to improve. The Frost yard also send out Knight Of Silver who should be watched closely in the market, but on this occasion we will side with his stablemate and plump for Devote.